Rocky Road Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 30 bars


Brownie-like chocolatey Rocky Road Bars are smothered with marshmallows, walnuts and chocolate chips to make these chock-full treats.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Cool to room temperature. Combine flour and baking powder in small bowl.

BEAT sugar, butter and vanilla in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Beat in eggs. Add melted chocolate; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 16 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky.

REMOVE from oven; sprinkle immediately with marshmallows, nuts and remaining morsels. Return to oven for 2 minutes or just until marshmallows begin to melt. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into bars with wet knife. Serve warm.


by B. B. , Brooklyn, NY on Jul. 2007

Personally, I liked it better room temperature the next day. I left it outside on the counter covered. Warning: These are OOEY GOOEY, and oh so delicous!

Rockly road Bar

by C. Candace , McChord AFB, WA on Jan. 2007

Love it easy to make and my family can't get enought.

Great for parties

by D. Dianne , COTTON CENTER, TX on Nov. 2006

This recipe I made for my son's Australia club. It was very easy to prepare and was really good, too. It was much better warm, so we just heated up the leftover squares in the microwave for snacks. I also cut the walnuts by half because not all kids like nuts.

Rocky road bars made me a hit!

by B. Brian , Fresno, CA on Nov. 2006

Made for a pot luck at work. Everyone loved them, Fairly simple to make just followed the recipe.

Rocky Road Bars

by J. Joanne , Tigard, OR on Sep. 2006

Great for my Bunco group treat. I brought everyone copies of the recipe because I knew they would want it,,,and they did!

Rocky road bars rocking good

by K. Kathryn , LAPORTE, IN on Jul. 2006

These are my favorite type of brownie to make. Love the chocolate, nuts and marshmallows. They always go over big for bake sales, home parties and school events. Everyone loves them. This recipe is great, easy and delicious. The nuts can be easily omitted for those with allergies and the bars will still taste wonderful with the blend of chocolate and marshmallow. You can't go wrong baking up a batch of these rocking brownies!

Not Ordinary Bars

by M. M , Seattle, WA on Jan. 2006

Easy and very appealing sweets. I baked it for 15 minutes, and they were a bit dry. So next time I will take it out of the oven a bit earlier. I had a cup of leftover swirled chips, so I used them for the topping, which made it look more appealing.

The boys loved them

by c. caroline , great falls, VA on Nov. 2005

My 3 boys had fun with helping me make them and then after they cooled enjoyed eating them.

Rocky Road Bars

by S. SANDY , SALEM, OR on Nov. 2004

I use unsalted peanut in place of the walnuts. My family loves them!

Rocky Road Bars

by A. A , Connellsville, PA on Aug. 2004

I wouldn't call it easy, but they were very good.