Caramel Rocky Road Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 32 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs
Yields: 25 bars


Caramel and salty peanuts make these Rocky Road Bars memorable! Great for all occasions.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened (we recommend Land O Lakes®)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts, divided, 1/4 cup chopped
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

COMBINE flour, oats, sugar, butter, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl until crumbly. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped peanuts. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 12 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned. Spread caramel topping evenly over hot crust. Sprinkle with ½ cup peanuts, marshmallows and morsels. Top with reserved crumb mixture.

BAKE for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm. Cut into bars.


by S. Samantha , Arlington Heights, IL on Mar. 2008

Everybody absolutely loves these, and they always come out perfect!


by E. Evonne , FRASER, MI on Apr. 2007

These were so good and easy to make. We are making them for our Easter gift boxes.

Yum! Yum! Caramel Bars

by S. Suellen , Rocky Mount, NC on Mar. 2007

Easy to make and oh so good! My grandsons helped make them and found them easy to do. They loved eating them more.

mmm, we will make these again!

by s. s , SouthDakota on Mar. 2007

These are really good. I made a double batch with my two year olds help. She is can't have milk products so I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and used margerine instead of butter. I didn't have peanuts so I used walnuts, it still was really good.

Caramel Rocky Road Bars

by C. Charlotte , Lancaster, CA on Feb. 2007

This is a very delicious recipe, definelty a keep & share recipe!!

Delicious and simple!

by D. DEANA , PLYMOUTH, MN on Feb. 2007

What kid doesn't love rocky road bars? This one is easy to make so they can help (even the young ones) and you will all enjoy the results.


by s. shauna , on Dec. 2006

This recipe is good, fun and the kids will enjoy it

Rocky Road Bars

by D. Deb , BOCA RATON, FL on Nov. 2006

Delicious! They do go fast! I had to hide some in an empty oatmeal container. I had promised some to a neighbor the next time I made them. This time she got more than one!


by W. Whitney , Wake Forest, NC on Nov. 2006

What a yummy recipe that got my family together during the weekend. Thank you!

Caramel & Chocolate Heaven

by E. Ellen , EAST WINDSOR, NJ on Nov. 2006

I just made these with my daughter - we are testing recipes to bring up to Connecticut for Thanksgiving weekend. This is a keeper!!!! MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH IN A 13X9 PAN FOR THIS RECIPE!!!!!