Monday, December 22, 2014

Rocky Road Bars

Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, nuts and marshmallows...'nuff said.

Hubby doesn't have much of a sweet tooth but these are so good even he can't resist them.  These Rocky Road bars are actually his favorite sweet treat that I make and he looks forward to them every year (and even puts a few requests in for them throughout the year.)  I make them for him but I also always pack up a few goodie bags for friends.  They always get great reviews!  

Normally I allow the chocolate to cool a bit before adding in the marshmallows. Because of that these bars usually are not swirled with marshmallows like they are in the above picture.  They usually look more like this.

I think I like the swirled bars better, the marshmallow gets incorporated into the bar and melds better with the other flavors.  The only problem is they are not as pretty as the the bars with the whole marshmallows.  You can decide how to do yours - either way, I can guarantee you will love these bars!!

Here is a close-up so you can see the delicious layers and swirls of flavor.

2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 bag)
1 2/3 cups of butterscotch chips (1 bag)
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or creamy whatever you have in the pantry)
9 cups of mini marshmallows (1 bag)
1 cup of dry roasted peanuts

Line a 13x9 pan with foil

You can either melt the chips and peanut butter in a saucepan over a low heat like I do or, if you have a microwave (I don't) microwave both chips and peanut butter in a large uncovered bowl for about 2 1/2 minutes, stir and if needed microwave some more for about 15 seconds.  Stir until melted.  

These is where You have a choice of either letting the mixture cool for 1 minute. before stirring in your marshmallows and peanuts. Or - do what I did for the first time this year and add the marshmallows and nuts right away and allow the marshmallows to melt slightly and swirl into the mixture.

Spread the mixture into your foil lined pan. Refrigerate until firm and then cut into squares.

Other Holiday treats:

One year ago today I made Cinnamon Ornaments

Two years ago I made Pecan and Olive Cheeseball

Three years ago I made Reindeer Cookies

Four years ago I made Eat, Drink Celebrate Plaque

Linking up to these happening parties!

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