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In search of Rocky Road Recipes

mmg Dec 7, 2006 07:51 PM

Does anyone have a really good, fairly easy recipe for Rocky Road? Thanks.

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  1. Candy RE: mmg Dec 7, 2006 10:39 PM

    What kind of Rocky Road? Ice Cream? Cookies? Sauce?

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      mmg RE: Candy Dec 8, 2006 04:34 PM

      Oops -- sorry, I am searching for Rocky Road candy recipe. Thanks.

    2. DiningDiva RE: mmg Dec 7, 2006 11:02 PM

      If it's candy I've got a pretty good recipe for you

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        mmg RE: DiningDiva Dec 8, 2006 04:34 PM

        It is candy -- I'd love your recipe

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        chucktownlady RE: mmg Dec 8, 2006 02:16 AM

        The current/upcoming issue of Cook's Illustrated (I've got a subscription; it came in last week) has an easy fudge recipe with a rocky road variation. Sounds delicious.

        I just made a friend's very simple Rocky Road Treats recipe. Melt 1 11-oz. bag of chocolate chips in the micro w/ a can of sweetened condensed milk, mix in a tall jar of dry-roasted peanuts and a bag of mini-marshmallows. Form into little balls/stacks and refrigerate for an hour. Yummy and easy, but not terribly fancy.

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          halimundy RE: mmg Dec 8, 2006 05:01 AM

          I have a great recipe that was from the Bay Cafe TV show two years ago (show BC 429). The recipe can be found on the Bay Cafe website, but it is really hard to find. The recipe calls for Marshmallows, Bittersweet Chocolate, dry roasted peanuts (or roasted Almonds) and the special ingredient is Sharffen Berger Cocoa Nibs.

          I just saw that I can link a website, so here is the recipe (hope it works):


          1. pilotgirl210 RE: mmg Dec 8, 2006 05:10 PM

            My mother worked in a candy shop for six years after WWII and her rocky road recipe is incredibly easy and always dependable. Place a package of mini-marshmallows and your favorite nuts (we always use Oregon walnuts, since we're Oregonians...tee hee) in a large bowl. Melt a package of semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler and when melted, pour over the nuts and marshmallows. Stir quickly before it sets and pour into a lightly buttered loaf pan. I don't even chop the nuts, as I like to cut off large chunks when I actually cut the candy. Mom would even make this for us girls when we were little, forming into a witches' hat at Halloween, large egg at Easter, etc. I make it every Christmas for my goodie trays for friends and co-workers.

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              mmg RE: pilotgirl210 Dec 8, 2006 06:30 PM

              This sounds great, and very easy. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks.

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                pilotgirl210 RE: mmg Dec 8, 2006 09:34 PM

                Anytime, mmg. I usually make my candies the week before Christmas and store them in a cold storage room we have at the back of the house. I just cover the rocky road or fudge or whatever with plastic wrap (directly onto the candy inside the loaf pan) and then cover the whole top with foil. It keeps very well. But around our house, it doesn't last long!!

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              Claudette RE: mmg Dec 8, 2006 10:10 PM

              One caveat: if the chocolate is too hot, the marshmallows will melt, creating streaks instead of discreet nuggets. Don't ask me how I know this. Sigh...

              BTW: I don't use evaporated milk - I like to melt my chocolate with 25% heavy cream (by volume in proportion to the chocolate). This makes a dense ganache, which is easier to cut and eat than 100% couverture chocolate.

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