Is there anything better than receiving a homemade gift? I certainly love it when someone makes our family a special treat from the kitchen. During the holiday season, I make this homemade Rocky Road Candy recipe to give out. Everyone loves the flavors of chocolate, walnuts and marshmallows that come together in a decadent candy. The best part is you don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to whip this recipe together either.
Homemade Rocky Road Candy Recipe (With Walnuts)
This recipe has been passed down to me from my Grandmother. She loves easy recipes that are foolproof. I have to agree with her on this one! During the holiday season, we’re all busy. It’s too hard and time-consuming to make candy that is complicated. You don’t need a candy thermometer for this recipe.
You’ll basically do a few things to put your homemade Rocky Road Candy together: melt, stir, dump and refrigerate! It’s far easier than baking cookies because you won’t have to keep a careful eye on them. My kids even help me out in the kitchen when I made these. I promise that they’ll be in your holiday recipes for years to come.
Two Ways To Make Your Rocky Road Candy
You can melt your chocolate, butter and condensed milk over a stove OR you can melt it in the microwave via a glass bowl. Both are very easy, but you’ll definitely want to use a glass bowl for the microwave version. If you’re melting it over the stove, be sure to connately stir the mixture while it’s melting to prevent any burning. If you’re using the microwave, set it on high and melt for 1 minute then stir and repeat. Easy peasy either way!
How To Store Your Leftover Candy
I prefer to cut up the entire 9×13 tray of Rocky Road and package what I plan to gift (or keep). The leftovers get placed in air-tight containers. I keep the leftover rocky road in the refrigerator so it doesn’t melt. Then I just let it come back to room temperature before enjoying. I also gift the candy at room temperature or slightly cool.
How Long Does Rocky Road Candy Last Before It Expires?
You can enjoy your Rocky Road for about 2-3 weeks, if the leftovers are properly stored. The first thing to go bad will be the chocolate and you’ll notice it around the edges. I haven’t heard of anyone keeping their leftover Rocky Road for that long because it just tastes that good!
Cute Ways To Package Your Rocky Road As A Gift
If you’re giving away your candy as a gift for the Christmas season, you want to package it in a fun and festive way. I like to use Holiday Tupperware that’s disposable and put a big bow on the top. My Grandmother would make a big cookie tray and place separate chocolate sections on top. These Christmas Chinese Takeout Treat Boxes are also a cute way to package the candy.
What You’ll Need To Buy From The Grocery Store:
Melt together the milk chocolate morsels, condensed milk and butter together. You can do it in the microwave and stir in increments OR you can melt it together over a medium heat stovetop.
Once melted, add the chopped walnuts and miniature marshmallows. Stir together. Spread in a 9×13 inch pan that’s covered with wax paper.
Place in the refrigerator for two hours minimum. Cut into 1-inch square pieces.
Store any leftovers in air-tight containers. Enjoy!
- 1 12 oz Milk Chocolate Morsels
- 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Walnuts
- 1 Miniature Marshmallows Bag
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (Eagles brand)
- Melt together the milk chocolate morsels, condensed milk and butter together. You can do it in the microwave and stir in increments OR you can melt it together over a medium heat stovetop.
- Once melted, add the chopped walnuts and miniature marshmallows. Stir together.
- Spread in a 9x13 inch pan that's covered with wax paper.
- Place in the refrigerator for two hours minimum. Cut into 1-inch square pieces. Store any leftovers in air-tight containers. Enjoy!
- Melt over the stove top or in the microwave. If you're using the stovetop, stir constantly over medium heat. If you're using the micowave, just heat for 1 minute incements and stir in-between.
- Place leftovers in air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.