Friday, July 8, 2011

Rocky Road Bars

Here's another Lishie original ~ another fresh, new twist on an old favorite. Inspiration comes in so many ways for me & this one hit me while purchasing graham crackers for my S'Mores Bars. Up on the shelf next to the original Honey Graham Crackers were CHOCOLATE GRAHAM CRACKERS. Genius, simply genius. 

I was in cookie bar mode & my mind instantly combined the chocolate graham crackers with the mini marshmallows I already had placed in my cart (for my S'Mores Bars) to form... Rocky Road Bars. (See, sometimes it pays to have rocks in my head!) Just had to run back for some roasted almonds... & I was set! Set to create another portable, DeLish ~Original~ treat. 

When I tell you I truly was not ready for how good these were going to taste, I absolutely mean it. OMGoodness, scrumptious!!! They are so easy & reap so much chewy yumminess. The combination of sweet chocolate & marshmallows with the salty almonds is amazing... You.must.make.these. I promise if you like Rocky Road, you WILL love these. Heck, you will LOVE these no matter what! ;) And so will the children! Make a pan of these & a pan of DeLish Lishie's S'Mores Bars quick!

Lishie's Rocky Road Bars

  • 1 & 1/2 sticks butter, room temp.
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers 
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate (chips/pieces, etc)
  • 1 cup roasted almonds, crushed
  • 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Pre-heat oven to 350°, grease or spray 9x9-inch baking pan.

A dollop of ice cream as a nod to the original Rocky Road format.
Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together crushed chocolate graham crackers, flour, and sea salt. Stir the graham cracker mixture into the butter/ sugar/ egg / vanilla mixture. Should become one, big crumbly clump.

In a small bowl, mix 1/2 of the chocolate graham cracker mix, the chocolate, the crushed almonds & the mini marshmallows. Set aside for  a moment.

Press about 1/2 cup or more, if needed, of the chocolate graham cracker mix over the bottom of the greased baking pan. Crumble the chocolate/ marshmallow/ almond/ graham cracker mix on top. Pushed it by hand into the pan to "set it".

*Optional~ Sprinkle a little Sea Salt on top!

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brown.

Straight out of the oven... warm, chewy goodness!
*Lishie tip~ You can substitute other nuts... peanuts, walnuts, pecans, etc. but just keep in mind that almonds are one of the primary ingredients from the basic Rocky Road formula. Same goes for subs of mini marshmallows! 

*Lishie Facts~ While visiting some sites to make sure I had the correct original R. R. combination & nut, I ran across this on Edy's (Dreyer's) web-site: In 1929, after the stock market crash, our founder created The Original Rocky Road. His mix of almonds, mini marshmallows and chocolate ice cream made people smile!

I sure hope to make you smile too!!! :) xo, Lish


  1. Om nom nom nom! Get in my belly! Hope your vacay is going well.

  2. Hi Al! Yes, thank you!!! I'll bake for you!

  3. Oh yum!!!!! This looks so good! And how interesting that you made it with chocolate graham crackers! That sounds wonderful and it looks so oooey, gooey and totally irresistible! :)

  4. thank you, Sheila & Allison!

  5. I made these on Friday and they are wonderful.I used a 9x13 pan which yielded thinner bars but, no less sweeter.Divine!

  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed them!