Rocky Road

Usually, Rocky Road is a flavor of ice cream, but this recipe is for a type of cookie bar. It’s made with Rice Krispies, which are the universal base for so many delicious treats. This seems a bit like a variation of the Rice Krispie treat. I’m uncertain about the addition of peanut butter to rocky road, but that may be the American talking. Rocky Road as a candy was invented some time in the 19th century, possibly in Australia or USA. Supposedly it was created to cover up spoiled candied cherries that went bad on the long journey from England, mixed with coconut, chocolate and peanuts. If you live in America, rocky road may include almonds or walnuts. If you hail from England, your rocky road is going to include a crisp sugar cookie (a biscuit). Who knew it was so varied – and come to find out there is a bit of a confectioners war as to where it was invented first!

Rocky Road – Mother from Hazel

1 stick butter

1 12 oz pkg choc chips

1 cup peanut butter (chunky)

4 cups Rice Krispies

1 10 oz pkg miniature marshmallows

Melt butter, choc chips, peanut butter over water in double boiler. Let cool slightly so that marshmallows don’t melt. Add marshmallows. Add Rice Krispies. Pour into 9×13 buttered pan. Cut when cool.

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