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Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Candy

Dark Chocolate Rocky Road Candy is an easy homemade candy recipe that comes together in minutes with only 4 ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces dark chocolate baking wafers or chocolate chips*
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil may be substituted with the same amount of neutral flavored oil or butter
  • 2 cups homemade marshmallows, chopped substitute with store bought mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped roasted almonds or your favorite nuts
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt such as [Maldon]

Instructions 

  • Line an 8x8" baking dish with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  • Fill a sauté pan with 2 inches of water and heat over medium heat until simmering, then turn the heat down to low.
  • Place the chocolate and coconut oil in a heat proof bowl and place the bowl in the simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the marshmallows and chopped nuts, then stir until well coated with the chocolate.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and allow to set uncovered in the fridge or room temperature for 1-2 hours. Once set, cut into bars and enjoy!

Notes

  • *I normally use 12 ounces Guittard Bittersweet Baking Wafers for their meltability or an 11.5 ounce bag of Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Chips.  Dark chocolate may be substituted with semi-sweet, milk chocolate or a combination.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave instead of a double boiler! Place chocolate and coconut oil in a heat proof bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir well, then heat for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Continue as directed.
  • Homemade marshmallows really elevate this recipe, but store bought marshmallows work if you're pressed for time.
  • The almonds may be replaced with your favorite nuts.  Walnuts, peanuts, macadamia or hazelnuts are all great options.
  • Rocky road candy keeps for 2-3 weeks stored in an air tight container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1square, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 173mg, Potassium: 198mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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