Rocky Road Chocolate Candy

24 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Rocky Road Candy is an easy recipe with just 3 ingredients. Yummy chewy holiday candy recipe made with melted chocolate, marshmallows, and toasted almonds!

This no-bake Candy Recipe is just as good as Rocky Road Fudge with way less work! Make a rocky road ice cream candy with just 3 simple ingredients.

Rocky Road Chocolate Candy


Rocky Road ice cream is hands down one the best flavors out there! Fudge ice cream, chewy mini marshmallows, crunchy almonds is a well-loved trio of flavors that taste perfect together. This delicious ice cream inspired candy recipe is a yummy, quick treat you can make all year long.

Rocky Road Candy proves that you only need 3 simple ingredients to make a dessert recipe everyone loves. Move over S’mores, there’s a new marshmallow treat in town. This no bake candy has all the gooey marshmallows and creamy chocolate you love but way less messy!

For this Rocky Road Candy recipe you are going to use semi-sweet chocolate melting disks. You can find these in most grocery stores. This recipe gets even easier using a microwave instead of a double boiler. Just make sure to cool your chocolate for a few minutes before adding the marshmallows so they don’t melt.

This Rocky Road Candy recipe uses jumbo marshmallows that have been quartered but you can easily use mini marshmallows too. Or if you are in an extra baking master mood, use Homemade Marshmallows. The best part of Homemade Marshmallows is that you can flavor and color them to match any holiday season!

The third ingredient in Rocky Road Candy (or trifecta of candy perfection) is toasted almonds. Either buy them already toasted or roast them in the oven yourself. Roast whole almonds in the oven at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, shaking the baking sheet to flip about halfway through the cook time.



  • Chocolate: Instead of melting chocolate disks, use semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips melted with a ⅛ cup butter. You can top your marshmallow chocolate mixture with chocolate chips.
  • Baking Chips: Top the chocolate mixture with your favorite baking chips like butterscotch chips, caramel chips, or peppermint chips when you add the toasted almonds.
  • Peppermint: For a festive Christmas Rocky Road Candy, sprinkle crushed peppermint candy canes on top before the chocolate sets.
  • Peanut Butter: Stir 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter into the melted chocolate and top with peanut butter chips for a classic chocolate peanut butter combo!
  • Marshmallows: If you have the time, try Homemade Marshmallows in this recipe! They are so delicious and chewy and full of flavor!
  • Nuts: Substitute other chopped nuts like roasted peanuts, toasted pecans, or chopped walnut pieces. If you want nut free candy, get the same salty crunch from pretzel pieces.
  • Oreos: Oreos go with pretty much everything. Sprinkle the top of the candy with your favorite crushed Oreo cookie bits before chilling.
  • Brownies: Chop up your leftover Rocky Road Candy into small chunks and add it to Fudge Brownie batter for an easy Rocky Road Brownie.



These candies make great gifts. Wrap them up and gift them at Christmas or make them as homemade Easter Basket candy. They are best at room temperature, in a cool dry place, so that the marshmallows stay chewy. If you need to refrigerate, allow them to sit on the counter for a few minutes before serving.

It’s also a perfect dessert recipe to make in large batches for parties or potlucks. Freeze your candy for later, it lasts up to 4 months! Use leftover Rocky Road Candy in Brownies Recipes (see variations below) or as a Vanilla Ice Cream mix in.


  • Serve: This candy can be kept at room temperature in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days in a plastic bag or covered with foil.
  • Store: Keep your Rocky Road Candy in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze: This candy can be frozen for up to 4 months in a sealed container. Thaw in the refrigerator so moisture doesn’t collect on the chocolate. 

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Rocky Road Chocolate Candy

Rocky Road Candy is an easy recipe with just 3 ingredients. Yummy chewy holiday candy recipe made with melted chocolate, marshmallows, and toasted almonds!
Yield 24 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • Line an 8x8 inch pan with wax paper.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate disks stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Allow to cool 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir marshmallows into melted chocolate and pour into pan. Top with toasted almonds.
  • Refrigerate until hardened 15 minutes, until firm. Break apart or cut into squares to serve.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Rocky Road Candy

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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