Dessert · holiday · sweet

Rocky Road Candy

It’s truly a wonder how anyone gets through the holidays in one piece.

Between last-minute Christmas present shopping and a calendar full of parties, the holidays end up turning into a tornado of festive fun.

Or is it festive obligations?

I’ll leave that for you to decide.

I’m done–FINALLY done–with my Christmas baking/candy-making. I can’t take one more weekend of melting chocolate or creaming together butter and sugar. Not. one. more. weekend.

This will be my last festive treat to share with you all for 2022. I’ve got a few Christmas Eve snack and Christmas Day breakfast ideas planned, but say goodbye to the sweet stuff.

Thankfully, this last one is good one. Not only does it take minimal ingredients (4!) but it is hands-down the easiest Christmas candy you can make.


Rocky Road Candy

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

Chocolate covered peanuts and marshmallows turn into a simple yet festive candy.


  • 3 (4 oz.) bars milk or semi-sweet chocolate bars
  • 1 TBS. butter
  • 1.5 to 2 cups lightly salted, roasted peanuts
  • 1.5 cups mini marshmallows
  • Christmas sprinkles, if desired
  • Directions

    1. Melt chocolate and butter together in a large bowl in the microwave according to package instructions (usually 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, stir, 10 second intervals until melted).
    2. Stir peanuts and marshmallows into melted chocolate. Chocolate should cover peanuts and marshmallows completely with very little free flowing chocolate, but add more peanuts and marshmallows if too much liquid chocolate remains.
    3. Place heaping spoonfuls of the chocolate/marshmallow/peanut mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Top with sprinkles immediately, if desired. Let chocolate set until completely hardened (popping into the fridge for a few minutes speeds up the hardening process). Recipe makes about 2 dozen candies.

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