Rocky Road Chocolate Bars

As I’ve been working on the Kids in the Kitchen cookbook, I’ve come across a few others who are helping to teach kids how to cook. Our friends over at My Little Sous-Chef have a fun illustrated book focused on teamwork between parents and kids while creating fun recipes. We decided to try out their Rocky Road Chocolate Bars and absolutely love these! We adjusted the recipe a bit and have shared our take on these tasty rocky road chocolate bars below!

My Little Sous-Chef’s original recipe calls for hazelnuts and dark chocolate. It is also measured in grams. We adjusted it to include macadamia nuts and milk chocolate in ounces. Either items that you choose to use will be just fine. We couldn’t find hazelnuts at the store we were at so we decided to use macadamia nuts and these are so yum! 

making chocolate bars

How to Make Rocky Road Chocolate Bars

The kids helped out by breaking up the chocolate pieces. I somehow ended up with individually wrapped bars so they took those out of the packages too. Then we roasted the macadamia nuts and set those to the side. Once the chocolate was ready, we melted it in a deep skillet. I added chocolate chips to the chocolate bars too. The kids broke up the cookie pieces and put them in a bowl. 

They stirred the cookie pieces, marshmallows and roasted macadamia nuts together. Then we poured half of the chocolate into a greased glass baking tray. They added half of the stirred pieces to the top of the chocolate and we pushed the pieces down into it. We did two layers. 

Rocky Road Chocolate Bars

Rocky Road Chocolate Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

These rocky road chocolate bars are the perfect dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth. They are decadent and fun!


  • 1 Cup of Macadamia Nuts 
  • 3 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 2 Large Milk Chocolate Bars
  • 1 Bag of Chocolate Chips
  • 8 English Tea Cookies
  • 1/2 Cup of Mini Marshmallows 


  1. Toast the macadamia nuts in a pan over high heat until lightly browned.
  2. Break up the chocolate bar and melt in a pan on low heat. Add the chocolate chips and the butter to melt together.
  3. Break up the cookies by hand and add to a bowl.
  4. Add the roasted macadamia nuts and marshmallows to the bowl. Stir till combined.
  5. Grease a glass baking tray with butter.
  6. Pour half of the chocolate into the baking dish.
  7. Top with nut, marshmallow and cookie mixture. Push into the chocolate.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7.
  9. Cool in the refridgerator for 3 hours.
  10. Cut into 1 inch pieces and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

I was expecting these to taste like chocolate bark but they really taste more like a fudge. They ended up being soft since we added butter to the chocolate. Adding the bits of cookies, marshmallows and macadamia nuts make for such a tasty chocolate snack. 

I cut these into 1 inch chunks. They are pretty rich and completely satisfying. 

You know those moments when you just want a little something sweet, these rocky road chocolate bars are the perfect cure. These bars would also make for a great dessert to take to a potluck or dinner party. They are so easy to put together, they taste decadent and they are so fun that the kids love them too! 


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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