Wouldn’t it be lovely if the most delectable desserts were fuss-free and did not require baking nor cooking? Unfortunately, most desserts take a lot of time and effort to prepare. Fortunately, there is rocky road which requires no baking nor cooking but demands patience for it needs to set perfectly before it is cut and served.
Rocky road is a fudge, not a brownie. So, don’t expect a cookie texture. It is not a chocolate bar either. Ergo, the chocolate squares will not harden the way chocolate bars do when kept in the fridge for several hours.
Rocky road sets and turns firm enough to be cut. But, in the mouth, it has the consistency of a truffle. If that’s not fantastic enough, the cut sides of a rocky road square or bar reveal colors and patterns where the mini marshmallows and nuts got sliced through. In short, rocky road, by most reasonable standards, is a perfect dessert because not only does it taste wonderful, it is beautiful too.
Rocky road: a no-bake, no-cook dark chocolate dessert
- Line a 8"x8" pan with non-stick paper.
- Cut the chocolate into small pieces. Put in a mixing (microwaveable) bowl. Pour in the cream. Heat on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes (wattage of microwave ovens differs) or just until the chocolate softens and the cream starts to come to a simmer.
- Stir the chocolate and cream until the chocolate completely melts. Make sure there are no solid chocolate bits.
- Add the mini marshmallows and nuts to the chocolate. Fold to coat all the marshmallows and nuts with chocolate.
- Pour into the prepared pan.
- Chill for several hours (overnight is best) until the fudge is firm enough to cut.
- Cut into 16 squares or 12 bars.
I used walnuts and pecans. You can substitute your preferred nuts.