Rocky Road Candy for Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupper

Rocky Road Candy

What to do for holiday gifts? That was a real dilemma for me years ago when I worked in a big office. I had about 20 co-workers and everyone exchanged gifts. I was on a tight budget and did not want to give some cheap-o thingy. I searched the stores and had no luck. Then it occurred to me to make homemade treats. The gifts were a hit and I got rave reviews on the Rocky Road candy. The combination of marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate is so incredibly good.

I have made lots of holiday treats since then. There are my standard ones like Tiger Butter, fudge, Rocky Road, and fruitcake (yes, fruitcake and it is a good one). I also seek out new ones to try each year. As luck would have it, today’s Sunday Supper event is all about gifts from the kitchen. I could not be more happy about it. There are so many inspiring ideas and recipes and links to them will all be right here. No need to search anywhere else. Oh yea! How convenient!

Take a look at the very creative and festive treats by the team:

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It makes me want to head to the kitchen now. This holiday season will certainly be filled with lots of yummy goodness. The biggest decision will be what to make and who gets it. Are you ready to start making homemade gifts? I hope so. Remember to add Rocky Road candy to your to-make list!

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Rocky Road Candy
 
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Ingredients
  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Line a 9- X 13- X 2-inch baking pan with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the marshmallows and peanuts. Stir to mix together.
  3. In the top of a double boiler, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Bring water in the bottom of the boiler to a simmer and place the top boiler over it. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter melts and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the chocolate over the marshmallows and peanuts. Stir to coat evenly. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and spread evenly, pressing down as needed. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cut into 1 inch square pieces.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living 1984 Annual Recipes cookbook.

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Comments

  1. says

    Helloooo delicious! I love the salty and sweet combo of rocky road…this sounds perfect for a holiday treat! I’m putting this one on my to-make list

  2. says

    Oh wow!Such a neat idea for a holiday gift and something I’m definitely going to make this season :)Love how easy and delicious this is!!Bookmarked :)

  3. says

    Yes, I know the dilemma very well (plus I work with a bunch of men, so it can’t be too cutesy). Rocky road fudge is my mom’s favorite thing, so I may be stuffing her stocking with this!

  4. says

    The first time I made homemade gifts it was for my husband’s work party. It was a white elephant gift exchange and I made Peanut Butter Truffles. Lets just say I felt a little guilty when there was a fight over who got the truffles. :)

  5. Sarah says

    I need to make these today. They look so good. I would eat them right out the pan even before they made it to anyone as a gift. Too bad I am dieting. It’s like torture seeing chocolate and peanuts together when you are dieting.

  6. says

    Oh, these sound so delicious. I love Rocky Road ice cream so I know that this one is for me. Yum!!! I should give it them a try with my vegan condensed milk…Thank you for sharing!

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