Sunday 2 June 2013

Rocky Road Squares

In March of 1929, William Dreyer of Oakland, California, took his wife's sewing scissors, cut up some walnuts and marshmallows, and added them to his chocolate ice cream.  After the Stock Market crash in October of that year, Dreyer and his partner Edy gave the ice cream creation the name "Rocky Road", hoping to inspire Americans who were in the midst of the Great Depression.  In honour of Rocky Road Ice Cream Day, I found a recipe for Rocky Road Squares.  Enjoy!


4 cups chocolate chips

1 cup peanut butter

4. cups marshmallows

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Line a 9 inch by 13 inch pan with waxed paper.  Melt chocolate chips in medium sauce pan over low heat.  Remove from stove and continue stirring until smooth.  Stir in peanut butter until evenly blended.  In large bowl, mix marshmallows and nuts.    Pour in the chocolate mixture and stir until combined.  Spread into pan and refrigerate until firm.  With sharp knife, cut into squares.  If you half the recipe, use 8 inch square pan.

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