My Mother in law has some totally CLASSIC recipes that she is nice enough to let me share here on the blog. Some of those include the BEST Texas Sheet Cake you will ever have and this Classic Chicken Casserole recipe, which just so happens to be my husband’s favorite meal 🙂 .
This Rocky Road recipe, in particular, is a treasured family recipe from her Grandmother–my husband’s Great Grandmother–that they make as a family for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. My MIL told me that her grandma would always make this for the grandkids birthdays. Each grandchild would get a whole pan just for themselves — it was the gift they most looked forward to, especially because they didn’t have to share 🙂 . If you haven’t had Rocky Road before, you are in for a huge treat! It’s the easiest thing to make and it’s soo delicious! You really can’t go wrong with marshmallows and dark chocolate!
- 1 (10 oz) bag large Marshmallows, cut into 1/4's
- 1 (8 oz) box semi-sweet chocolate squares
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp Butter , divided
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Chop 1 Tbsp of butter into pea size pieces. Place the butter pieces around the bottom of an 8x8'' pan. Add marshmallow chunks to the pan.
In a double boiler over hot water, melt and stir the chocolate and butter together. Once melted, remove from heat and add the vanilla, salt and walnuts.
Pour chocolate mixture over marshmallows. Refrigerate until set. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.