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!
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.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 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!