Turn your favorite ice cream flavor into bite-size treats for the holidays with these super easy no-bake Rocky Road Candy Bites!
Why We Love Rocky Road Candy
- Loaded with rocky road flavor in every single piece of candy! All the crunchy, chewy, sweet, and nutty flavors you expect in each bite. Yum!
- No baking required! Just melt, mix, and chill. Perfect for the busy holiday season!
- You can change up the mix-ins to fit your tastes. Sure it may not be a classic rocky road bite, but there’s nothing wrong with making these little guys your own.
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make No Bake Rocky Road Bites
CHOCOLATE: I like semi-sweet or dark chocolate for these bites. The less sweet chocolate pairs well with the sweetness of the marshmallows instead of the sweet-on-sweet taste like milk chocolate would create.
MIX-INS: We’re using mini marshmallows, pretzels (sticks or twists are fine), and almonds. If you don’t care for almonds (or you have a 2-pound bag of pecans in your freezer) you can swap out for pecans, walnuts, or even hazelnuts.
How to Make Rocky Road CandyJump to Recipe
STEP 1 Line a mini muffin tin with mini cupcake liners and then set it aside for now. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips for 30-seconds at a time stirring in between. It will take about 2 minutes.
STEP 2 Stir the peanut butter into the melted chocolate. Then pour in half of the marshmallows, almonds, and pretzels. You’ll use the rest in the next step. Stir everything together.
STEP 3 Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. Sprinkle the remaining marshmallows, almonds, and pretzels over the bites. Then let them sit for 20 minutes or until the chocolate sets up.
Tips & Tricks
- You can help the bites set up more quickly by popping the pan into the fridge or freezer.
- This rocky road candy will keep for up to 5 days on the counter in an airtight container or for 2 weeks in the fridge.
- If you not want to use peanut butter, Biscoff spread or cookie butter would be a great substitute.
- If you want a more traditional rocky road vibe, you can leave out the pretzels. I think they add a great crunch and the hint of salt helps balance everything.
- Don’t have a mini muffin tin? Dont’ worry! You can spread the chocolate mixture into an 8-inch x 8-inch bakign pan lined with parchment paper, and then top with the remaining ingredients. Once the chocolate sets, use the paper to lift the chocolateblock out of the pan. Use a sharp knife to cut the block into small sqaure bites.
Rocky Road Candy Bites FAQ
What taste is Rocky Road?
Traditional rocky road ice cream is a combination of chocolate, marshmallows, and almonds. These bites have peanut butter and pretzels added in for a slight variation of the usual chocolatey flavor.
Is this candy like the Rocky Road Bites from Aldi?
These rocky road bites are different than Aldi. Then tubs from Aldi are chocolate with rainbow mini marshmallows, digestive biscuits, and powdered sugar sprinkled on top. You could 100% use rainbow marshmallows in this recipe, and even swap out the nuts and pretzels for chopped up biscuits if you’re feeling adventurous.
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Rocky Road Candy Bites
- Line the cups of a mini muffin tin with mini cupcake liners. Set aside.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted. (It take about 2 minutes total.)
- Mix the peanut butter into the melted chocolate. Then add 1 3/4 cups marshmallows, 6 tablespoons chopped almonds, and 1/2 cup chopped pretzels (half of each add-in). Stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into the cupcake liners. Tap the pan on the counter to even out the bites. Then sprinkle the tops with the remaining marshmallows, almonds, and pretzels.
- Let the bites sit until the chocolate has hardened, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days on the counter or 2 weeks in the fridge.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.