Saturday, April 28, 2012

Michelle's Rocky Road

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Lately I've been wanting to make chocolate candy "something".  Now, for those of you who know me, this is an extremely weird thing.  I am NOT a chocolate eater.  I love caramel, vanilla, maple, and many other flavors but I usually don't eat chocolate ESPECIALLY if any of the other flavors are around.   But lately I've really been in the mood to make Rocky Road.


So last week I got out my milk chocolate chips, almonds, and mini marshmallows.  I melted the chocolate like I've done a million times before and added all the yummies in and placed it in a pan.  Waited an hour or two then took a look and the whole thing had bloomed!  If you don't know what bloomed chocolate looks like, it is when it gets all chalky looking.  Now mind you, it doesn't effect the taste and is still safe to eat,  it just doesn't look very pretty.

So off to Michaels I went.  To buy the Wilton Candy Melts because I knew those would work fine.  So after another batch of melting and adding, I produced an amazing little square of Rocky Road and here is what I made.

Here's what you need:

1 - 12 oz. bag Wilton candy melts in light cocoa
1 cup almonds, chopped into halves or thirds (doesn't take as long as it sounds)
1 cup mini marshmallows

Line a 8 x 8 dish with parchment or tin foil.  I cut two pieces and crossed them so that all sides were covered and left a couple of inches overhang.
In the top of a double boiler, or a bowl set over a simmering pan of water (Do not let water touch bottom of bowl, an inch of water in the bottom of the pan is plenty) place the chocolate melts into the bowl and melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally.
 
While the chocolate is melting, cut the almonds into halves or thirds.  This is so that it is easier to cut after the candy is set.
 
Measure 1 cup of almonds, after cutting, then measure out 1 cup of mini marshmallows.  I used a 2 cup measuring cup to do this.

Once chocolate is melted remove bowl from top of pan and add in the yummies.
 
Stir until the add ins are well coated and pour into parchment lined pan.
 
First I spread the rocky road around then decided it was too thin so I kinda smooshed it to one side until it was the right thickness; about 1-1/2 inches.
 
Allow Rocky Road to sit on counter for at least two hours or until completely set. Remove from pan and cut into squares.
 
I actually ate a small bite and it was super yummy.  The rest was devoured by the kiddos and friends.

Serves 20 - 24 small squares

Enjoy!

Here's the handy printable - Michelle's Rocky Road

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23 comments:

  1. Please pass the rocky road fudge over here! Yum!

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    1. Serena,
      It was super easy to make and totally worth every minute of waiting for it to set up :)

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  2. You have found my weakness! I love this king of fudge, but I haven't tried to make it yet. This doesn't look too difficult for me. Stop by and follow back at http://sassyshopperreviews.blogspot.com/ when you can. :)

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    1. C.J. It was super easy. Kind of Melt, dump, stir, pour and wait recipe. I'm sure you'd do fine :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up.
    xoxo
    Heather - New Follower
    www.HeatherlyLoves.com

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  4. Excellent recipe..and I LOVE chocolate! Thanks for linking this to my Southern Sundays party. Check back for the featured recipe next week...and bring some more delicious dishes!

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  5. Oh my. Mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  6. I do this with regular chocolate chips and salted peanuts! Yummy! And I like it COLD best!

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  7. Looks great, it made my mouth water!

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  8. I can't wait to try this...I love finding new candy recipes!

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  9. Oh my goodness.... they look DELICIOUS!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

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  10. Great instructions and delicious treat. We loved having you come to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

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  11. Rocky road is such a great candy. Love this recipe!

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  12. Oooh, I love Rocky Road! Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Looks easy enough for even me to make! And looks dangerously yummy too;) Thanks for sharing this at my party this week!

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  14. Yum!!! So glad your second batch came out looking better! I love all the marshmallows in this:-)

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  15. Oh my! I NEED to make this and soon! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  16. oh my! These look soo delish! Thanks for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday!

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  17. Featuring YOU today! Thanks so much for sharing at {wow me] wednesday.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/05/take-look-at-you-mothers-day-edition.html

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