Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars are miraculous in their simplicity. They happen with only 5 ingredients in only 5 minutes. You probably want to tie your apron strings while you continue reading..

Something magical happens when chocolate and peanut butter, crunchy and creamy, salty and sweet come together. It hits all the spots, satisfies every craving.

Make no mistake, the humble rocky road bar is not entering any beauty contests. It is a beautiful mess though, don’t you think? As will you be if you don’t prepare yourself with an adequate napkin supply. The rocky road bar is best eaten alone, with enthusiasm and wild abandon. Then a mirror should be used before departing your accomdations. As I learned when I returned from grocery shopping to find chocolate on my cheek AND chin. I thought the produce guy was extra smiley… guess it wasn’t my cuteness in knee-high rubber boots (not raining), lulu pants (not running) and old hoodie (also with chocolate on it, incidentally). Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars

So here’s what you do. You melt chocolate, and you stir in peanut butter. Then you stir the melty mess into a bowl of marshmallows and other delights. I use pretzels and peanuts. Feel free to be adventurous. (I’m thinkin’ smarties, crunchy cereal, swap the peanutiness for almond butter & toasted almonds, or nutella and hazelnuts…)

Then you pop the mess into the fridge and exercise patience. I’m glad the fridge doesn’t have a viewing window like the oven. I would have been glued to it for the entire waiting period.

Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars

The rocky road bar brings back serious childhood memories. It was my neighbour’s mom who loved to make them. Sticky, gooey, sweet, chocolaty. They were rapturous. No, it wasn’t just the pool that drew the neighbourhood kids over to her house.

Speaking of chocolate and luxury, have you made your video yet for the Magnum Heir contest?? Upload said video.

In other words, all you need is eat ice cream, press “start” on your webcam, and share your sparkling personality for less than 60 seconds to land yourself in the lap of luxury. 1, 2, 3 – GO! And when you win, remember who gently nudged you to enter… especially when it comes to choosing which friend you’re

Rocky Road Bars
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Serves: 16
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1½ cups pretzels
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup roasted and salted peanuts
  1. Prepare an 8 x 8-inch baking dish by lining it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang. Place chocolate chips is a microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Microwave on medium (50% power) for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir to melt (the chips may only be half melted - stirring them will melt the rest). Stir in the peanut butter. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine pretzels, marshmallows and peanuts. Pour chocolate mixture over top and stir to combine. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish, using a spatula to press it in and smooth out the top. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. Store in refrigerator.


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  1. Jennifer Teo

    May 10, 2011 8:39 am - Reply


  2. Unhip Squirrel

    May 10, 2011 12:41 pm - Reply

    Hahaha. I love your story about grocery shopping :D


    May 10, 2011 9:24 pm - Reply

    hunnnnngry now – and have a pretty good picture of you in mind when I read this – you have inherited your Mama’s charms @helenpaints

    • Anonymous

      May 12, 2011 7:53 pm - Reply

      Indeed I came by it honestly! Just swap the chocolate on my face for the paint on yours :-)

  4. Paulineoleary

    May 11, 2011 12:10 am - Reply

    My dear niece

    How DO u stay so tiny and slim with these ooey gooey recipes like this? I am salivating already…I WILL make these and eat them all by myself :-)

    • Anonymous

      May 12, 2011 7:52 pm - Reply

      Hi Aunt Pauline – you’re very generous with your adjectives (tiny, slim – you’re in line for a bear hug next time I see you)… :-P

      It’s all about balance & moderation! And enjoying exercise ;-)

  5. Sheila Sutherland

    May 11, 2011 6:56 pm - Reply

    I think i just gained 5 pounds looking at these pictures!!! lol

    • Anonymous

      May 12, 2011 7:49 pm - Reply

      HAHA I just laugh-snorted my coffee…

  6. Ekalakababy

    December 14, 2011 3:52 am - Reply

    this is a perfect dish because there is no baking. Mix put in frig and let set while you get ready to go to your party.

  7. Cheddarlander

    April 8, 2013 4:54 pm - Reply

    I made this yesterday and got the seal of approval from the neighbors, our bowling league and, of course, my DH (darling husband)! Yummy!

    • foodess

      April 9, 2013 12:09 pm - Reply

      Glad everyone liked them!! :)