Ultimate Rocky Road Nut Bars are make a Delicious Bar Cookie. Layers of Chocolate Chips, Coconut, Pecans and Marshmallows are the perfect topping for a Chocolatey Cookie Base. A definite Recipe must.
I can honestly say that there isn’t anything that I like more than chocolate. Ok, pasta comes close, but not that close.
Sometimes I even think I would love to do a whole dinner with everything chocolate. Everything Chocolate Desserts that is. And these Rocky Road Nut Bars would make a perfect appetizer!
Unfortunately I don’t think my husband nor my eldest daughter would go for it. My husband needs his carbs and my eldest needs her healthy! My youngest? Well maybe as long as I threw a couple of Nutella recipes in there I think I could easily persuade her.
I can always dream or I can just make these amazingly chocolatey Rocky Road Nut Bars that my mother used to make. She would usually make these around Christmas, but I just couldn’t wait.
We were having friends over for dinner and I thought I needed a good, sweet dessert, because these are dessert-loving-people.
I know there are a lot of bar cookies out there, but these Rocky Road Bars and Coconut Jam Squares are my absolute two favourites. And I’m not even a big coconut lover!
Rocky Road Nut Bars, besides having a chocolate, cookie crumb base and then a layer of mini marshmallows, coconut, chopped pecans and of course chocolate chips, this has got to be the best topping ever!
And if you really want to go all out, a little chocolate drizzle on the cooled bars doesn’t hurt either.
My eldest looked at me and said,” Ma, that is a lot of chocolate”, my reply “I know just the way I like it”! In my opinion these Ultimate Rocky Road Nut Bars could very well be the one and only “Death by Chocolate”. Enjoy!
- FOR THE BASE
- 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate 90 grams
- 1/2 cup butter 125 grams
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I can't get graham cracker crumbs in Italy so I use a butter cookie from a famous brand here (macine or tarallucci) I have also heard that digestive cookies are a good substitute) 375 grams
- 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts 125 grams
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut 125 grams
- FOR THE TOPPING
- 1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips 80 grams
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows (I can't get mini marshmallows here in Italy so I just cut the big ones)
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut 185 grams
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 50 grams
- 1/2 grams can sweetened condensed milk 200
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (180 degrees celsius)
FOR THE BASE
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pot of boiling water, stirring occasionally until melted. Pour into a 11x7x2 inches (25x28) centimeter pan approximately) add crumbs, nuts and coconut and mix well. Press firmly into the bottom of the pan.
FOR THE FILLING
On top of the base sprinkle the , marshmallows, coconut,nuts and chocolate chips, drizzle with the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Chill to set the chocolate. Keep refrigerated. Enjoy!