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Rocky Road Candy for Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupper

Rocky Road Candy is a sweet treat made with chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts. Make it to give for homemade holiday gifts.

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!

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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!

Rocky Road Candy

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Rocky Road Candy

A recipe for Rocky Road candy made with chocolate, marshmallows, and roasted peanuts. A treat great for the holidays and to give as homemade gifts from the kitchen.
Course Candy
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Renee


  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  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 Notes

A recipe for Rocky Road candy made with chocolate, marshmallows, and roasted peanuts. A treat great for the holidays and to give as homemade gifts from the kitchen.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living 1984 Annual Recipes cookbook.

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Recipe Rating

Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)

Saturday 17th of November 2012

Seeing your post reminded me that I had a family member who used to make this for Christmas every year. I'm a marshmallow fan so I might just have to put this into my holiday baking this year.


Friday 16th of November 2012

I know a lot of people on my list that would love this candy. It looks so easy too!

Arlene @FlourOnMyFace

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Every Holiday season I say I am going to make candy. I never seem to get around to it! This recipe looks perfect for me to try this year.


Tuesday 13th of November 2012

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!

Faye Leong

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

Love this Rocky Road candies with mixtures of chocolate, marshmallows and peanuts....can't wait to try this out!