This White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe makes a deliciously gorgeous treat! It's so easy and such a hit, you may want to make a double batch. It's fun in Spring, for Valentine's Day or Easter or a Mother's Day treat. Our friends always want to see "that White Chocolate Rainbow Fudge stuff" during the holidays too.
Kiddos can help with sorting, mixing, and tasting of course! And kids can cut up larger marshmallows and jelly candies with culinary shears if they are ready for a knife.
I've included my tips for making this fun rainbow candy nut-free, dairy-free and/or corn-free too. I actually love marshmallows, dried fruit and pistachios, so if I'm making it for myself, I leave out the jelly candies. The rest of my family loves fruit jellies, so if we're celebrating one of them, they go in the mix. These are the ones I like best.
Make this recipe totally your own with the tips below. We haven't made a batch we didn't like.
Ingredient notes for White Chocolate Rocky Road success:
I love the Dandies Marshmallows because they are vegan and corn-free, but you can't always find the colored ones, which are also flavored. (Beware of peppermint. No. Just no.) I really like Smashmallows too, they are dairy, gluten, corn & soy free, and the Strawberries & Cream and Coconut Pineapple flavors are pretty and delicious in this recipe. Smashmallows are larger marshmallows, so you'll have to cut them into quarters.
If you are using white marshmallows, you can tint the white chocolate slightly with natural food coloring, and that's pretty too. This kind of natural food coloring is my favorite, or you can make your own.
I've made this rocky road without jelly candies and added more dried fruit: I found chopped dried apricots and pineapple adds great color + flavor.
Raw pistachios work well, and roasted pistachios will be lovely too, just slightly less green. But don't use salted pistachios or any other salted nuts - added salt is not your friend. Bulk bins are a good place to find shelled raw pistachios.
Can you make this White Chocolate Rocky Road dairy free?
You can use dairy-free White Chocolate, but follow the manufacturer's directions for melting rather than mine.
When you make this recipe, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @gfreefoodie!
White Chocolate Rocky Road Recipe
- 14 oz. good quality White Chocolate for Dairy-Free White Chocolate, follow manufacturer's directions for melting
- 2 oz. pistachios lightly toasted
- 2 oz. macadamia nuts
- 6 oz. multi colored marshmallows
- 3 oz. fruit flavored multi-colored jelly candies
- 3 oz. dried cranberries
- Line the base and sides of an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking pan with wax paper and set aside.
- Roughly chop macadamias, marshmallows and candy and place in a glass or stainless steel bowl. Add the pistachios and cranberries and mix gently. Reserve a bit of the mixture for the top if desired.
- Break the chocolate into small pieces (unless using chips) and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for approximately 45 – 50 seconds, then stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds then stir again. Repeat the process if necessary, until all the white chocolate is evenly melted and has reached a relatively thin consistency. Be careful not to burn the chocolate - a few unmelted lumps are better than burned candy.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the fruit, nut and candy mixture and mix well to ensure all pieces are thoroughly covered in chocolate. Pour into the prepared pan and then level with a spatula. If you saved some of the mixture to sprinkle over the top, do so now. Cover loosely and refrigerate for at least two hours or until set, then remove from the fridge, place on a cutting board (the paper will be very easy to peel off) and cut into your desired shapes and sizes.
- This will keep very well for at least a week in a sealed container at room temperature, though it may soften slightly at warmer "room temperatures" - and it probably won't last a week without being eaten!
This White Chocolate Rocky Road Is A Reader Requested Recipe Conversion.
Original image and recipe was provide by a G-Free Foodie reader, with a request for a gluten-free, corn-free version. I was deliciously happy to help! Additional images by Meg van der Kruik
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I see your rainbow-candy-situation and raise you White Chocolate Rocky Road. All in.
Frequently Asked Questions about White Chocolate Rocky Road:
Rocky Road can be made of white, milk or dark chocolate, along with marshmallows and nuts. It's a chocolate square or slice dessert, similar to fudge or chocolate bark.
Rocky Road flavor is a chocolate "base" or either ice cream or candy, with marshmallows and nuts mixed in.
Rocky Road will keep for at least a week in a sealed container at room temperature, though it may soften slightly at warmer "room temperatures." Most Rocky Road candy will also stay fresh in a sealed, refrigerated container for up to 3 weeks.
Fruit jellies or jelly candies can be found on Amazon, in grocery or candy stores, or direct from candy makers online. We like Sunkist Fruit Gems fruit jellies best, or fancy French ones.
sarah @thedelicious says
see, now this is a dessert i could definitely make. thank you!!!
K.C. Cornwell says
right? the easiest. You could definitely make the two-ingredient fudge too 🙂
I have been making for years. Use Belgium white chocolate, only the pink & orange marshmallows, only red jujus. I have made it with almonds subbed for pistachios( friend has an allergy), but I prefer pistachios! I have also added Skor bits at times. It is a delicious candy to give at Christmastime!
It’s one of my family favs!
PS I usually double recipe!
K.C. Cornwell says
I'm so happy you love it! We do too!