No Bake Rocky Road Squares

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My youngest loves rocky road anything, like anything. For him it’s the perfect combo of all his favorite things- chocolate, peanuts, and marshmallows. It’s his personal dream team. The dynamic trio. This dessert has all of those things, plus I also added in some rice crispies for a little crunch. It was just what they needed!

While my baby was away at his first day of SIXTH grade, I decided to make one of his favorite goodies. These tasty no bake rocky road squares, or bars, depending on how you cut them. To say he was excited would be a definite understatement.

The best part of this dessert is, it is so simple to make! Let me show you how!

Start with chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.

Place in a microwaveable bowl.

In another bowl, put in your marshmallows and rice crispies.

Microwave the chocolate mix until smooth. Removing to stir occasionally.

If they are a few small chunks, that’s no problem. Just get it mostly smooth.

Pour over the rice crispy and marshmallow mix.

Mix until it is completely coated.

It should look like the photo below.

Pour into a parchment lined pan. Move to the fridge and chill for 3-4 hours.

You want it to be cool and firm enough to be able to cut.

These things were pretty tricky to photograph. I’m still not exactly sure how to get these browns a good shade of brown and the whites white.

These squares are so rich, and totally delicious!

If you are looking for a simple dessert, this is a great option. I know there is the chill time, but aside from that, this is so simple!

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No Bake Rocky Road Squares

This simple, no bake dessert is so easy and delicious. It will become a favorite of your's soon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate and marshmallows, chocolate recipes, marshmallow recipes, no bake chocolate recipes, no bake dessert, rocky road, rocky road recipes, simple desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
chill time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings


  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter I used smooth, it's what my son prefers. If you would like chunky, use it!
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup rice crispy cereal
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows


  • Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
    Combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in microwaveable bowl.
    In another large bowl, combine the rice crispies with marshmallows.
    Start microwaving, the chocolate mix. I did 1 minute and 30 seconds first. Remove and mix. Continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, removing and mixing until smooth.
    Pour chocolate mixture over rice crispies. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
    Refrigerate for at least 3 hours until firm. Once it's firm, remove from pan and cut in desired shape. These were in squares, but bars work great as well.
    These don't hold well at room temp when it's hot, so just be mindful of that. They are better kept in the fridge if it is going to be too hot.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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