Need a fun dessert for a Labor Day Cook-Out or baking project for the kids? Cashew Rocky Road Bars are easy to make and irresistibly delicious. By my own definition, Rocky Road is a bumpy texture created by miniature marshmallows, nuts and sometimes chocolate chunks. It’s easy to understand why it’s a favorite!
Making our rocky road bar recipe is simplified by using a Martha White® Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix for the base. Just blend the mix with butter until crumbly, press in a pan and bake. The filling is equally as easy. Melting chocolate chips with a can of sweetened condensed milk creates a candy-like mixture. Combine marshmallows and salted cashews in a large bowl and stir in chocolate mixture. Spread over the crust and chill. That’s all there is to it!
Here are a couple of tips:
Use salted peanuts, pecans or walnuts instead of cashews. Or create your own flavor combination.
The recipe suggests lining the pan with foil or parchment paper leaving about a 2-inch overhang. When the bars are firm, simply lift the whole thing out of the pan. Place on a board and use a knife to cut into even squares. I like to use a chef’s knife and just cut straight down rather than using a sawing motion. Remember, for this to work, the bars usually need to be chilled.
Have a wonderful Labor Day! Let me know what you made in the comments below.