Saturday, February 4, 2012

Rocky Roads

Rocky Roads 
Source: Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts (Andrews & McMeel Publishing, 2006 ed.), pg. 250.

This is probably the easiest Maida Heatter recipe you will find. Only three ingredients, no baking and you can make it in 10 minutes. It is very pretty and you could wrap the entire block of candy and give it as a gift.

1 pound milk chocolate (I used Hershey's)
12 large marshmallows or 1 2/3 cup miniature marshmallows 
1 1/2 cups pecan halves or large pieces

Line the bottom and sides of an 8 inch square cake pan with foil. If using large marshmallow into quarters. (Use miniature marshmallows to save time and skip this step).

Break the chocolate into pieces and slowly melt it on low heat in a double boiler.

Pour about half of the chocolate mixture into the foil lined pan and spread it to cover the bottom.

Sprinkle half of the nuts over the chocolate.

Place the marshmallows pieces in an even layer over the chocolate and nuts.

Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top. It will not cover the top but should be drizzled so that it holds the nuts and marshmallows in place.  Top with the remaining nuts.

Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill until firm. Remove from the pan, peel off the foil and cut into 16 to 24 squares. They can be wrapped individually in wax paper or cellophane or wrap the entire block in foil until serving. Store in the refrigerator to keep the chocolate fresh looking. It will keep for weeks.

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