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Rocky Road Bars


Stash one of these rich treats in a lunchbox or Halloween-party favor bag. This recipe comes from reader Nancy Morgan in Beamsville, Ontario.

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  • Servings: 12

Source: Everyday Food, October 2006


  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square pan. Line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; butter the paper. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan, place butter and cocoa; heat over low, stirring constantly, until butter has melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, egg, flour, milk, and vanilla until combined.

  3. Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle top evenly with marshmallows, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Return to oven, and bake until marshmallows puff, about 3 minutes. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack, about 1 hour. Then refrigerate until topping hardens, about 1 hour. Use paper overhang to lift from pan; cut into 12 bars.

Cook's Notes

Place walnuts in a resealable plastic bag, and use a rolling pin or meat mallet to crush them to desired size. Wrap each bar in a piece of waxed paper for mess-free transport.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Amethyste
    17 JAN, 2011
    @CandyKay: I think your idea sounds fantastic (we prefer s'mores to rocky road over here anyway). Why couldn't you add those? I say graham away.
  • Suzngr
    17 JAN, 2011
    I used this to dress up some store bought brownies for a company party. Just add the toppings and place in oven like at the end of the recipe.
  • CandyKay
    17 JAN, 2011
    Could you use chopped graham crackers on top instead of chopped walnuts?
  • Loumal
    12 MAR, 2010
    Just use equal amount of flour for the cocoa. Like making a blonde.
  • JYB
    11 MAR, 2010
    would sub out graham cracker meal for the cocoa,if making for my niece,who HATES chocolate. Then use white chocolate chips. May have to leave out the brown sugar also? Should be interesting!!! J.
  • JacqJacq
    11 MAR, 2010
    Can't wait to make these!!
  • sammy12384
    6 MAR, 2009
    These bars were delicious! Very simple. The instructions are a tad bit different than when they were in the magazine last summer.
  • Joevans
    12 JUN, 2008
    These are great brownies and are sooo easy to make! The brownie itself is very yummy!
  • krmez
    1 JUN, 2008
    These are easy to make, pretty to look at and yummy to eat!
  • CookieMum
    28 MAY, 2008
    Cocoa is generally found in the baking aisle while hot cocoa is found in with the beverages. No troubles finding either in our grocery stores. Thanks for a great recipe Nancy from a Wellander.