Here's a perfect no-bake Easter treat to put all of your mini eggs to good use. My recipe for Peanut Butter Rocky Road has just 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make! It's a blend of peanut butter, white chocolate, marshmallows, biscuits and Cadbury milk chocolate mini eggs. What a perfect pastel dessert to make, and it's a fun activity for the kids!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Fast & easy to make - this simple treat comes together in just one bowl with only five ingredients.
- NO Bake dessert - there's no baking involved to make rocky road. You simply melt some ingredients together and then fold in the goodies.
- Rich peanut butter flavour - if you love peanut butter, then you will certainly love this rocky road as it is one of the main ingredients.
- Sweet and salty taste - salty peanut butter combined with sweet and creamy white chocolate is such an irresistible and highly addictive combination!
- Mini eggs dessert - who doesn't love Cadbury mini eggs? Use any leftovers you have to make this delicious recipe.
- White chocolate – pure white chocolate is the main ingredient in this recipe and forms the base of this rocky road. Use a fine quality since the taste really matters here. Pure white chocolate has only cocoa butter as the source of fat on the ingredient list and there shouldn't be any hydrogenated oils or other vegetable fats.
- Peanut butter – I use smooth creamy dark roast peanut butter for this recipe to get an intense peanut butter taste. I recommend using the regular (emulsified) kind of peanut butter such as Jif or Skippy with added salt. The salt will balance the sweetness of the white chocolate and marshmallows.
- Marshmallows - I use pastel-colored mini marshmallows to make these extra festive for Spring! You can use regular white mini marshmallows, or even use the regular sized marshmallows. If you use regular sized ones, then cut them in half before mixing them in.
- Graham crackers - I love the mild sweetness and subtle cinnamon spice of graham crackers, but you can also use any kind of biscuit here like Oreos, speculoos cookies or Maria biscuits.
- Cadbury Mini Eggs - they're available all year-round now and you should chop them up roughly before adding them in.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PEANUT BUTTER ROCKY ROAD
- STEP 1). Melt chocolate. Add chopped white chocolate to a large heatproof bowl and set it over a pot with ½-inch of simmering water. Stir frequently until it is completely melted and smooth.
- STEP 2). Add peanut butter. Add all of the peanut butter to the still-warm melted white chocolate and stir gently until it is completely smooth and silky.
- STEP 3). Add in the goodies. Add the broken graham crackers, mini marshmallows and mini eggs. Fold them in gently until everything is evenly coated with the white chocolate mixture.
- STEP 4). Set. Spread the mixture evenly into your prepared pan and sprinkle extra chopped mini eggs and graham crackers on top. Place it in the fridge for 2 hours until set before slicing into squares.
- Use a good quality white chocolate with a high cocoa butter content. This is called "couverture" chocolate because it is used for making confectionery in applications for coating, dipping and drizzling. Pure white chocolate will melt more evenly and create the silkiest texture. I prefer this one here.
- Melt the white chocolate gently. I recommend using the double boiler melted to ensure that you do not over-heat the chocolate. Avoid using the microwave which is a more intense heating method. White chocolate is more prone to burning and it is very easy to over-heat white chocolate in the microwave. If it is over-heated, it will seize up, clump and be impossible to melt smoothly.
- Use regular smooth peanut butter. I do not recommend natural peanut butter for this recipe which is the runny, drippy kind that separates.
How do I store peanut butter Rocky Road?
Once the rocky road is set firm, you can slice it and store it at room temperature in an airtight container.
Can I use dark chocolate or milk chocolate for this recipe?
Rocky road can be made with any type of chocolate, but since the proportions of sugar, cocoa solids and cocoa butter are different between the types, then the recipe will be different to make sure you get the right texture. For this recipe you can use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate, but I wouldn't use dark chocolate without changing the other ingredients too.
How long does rocky road last?
This rocky road can last almost forever! It does not go bad since it is essentially candy, but over time it will dry out. You can definitely enjoy it for at least 2 weeks.
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Peanut Butter Rocky Road
- 8 ¾ oz 250g pure white chocolate, chopped
- ⅔ cup 160g smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup 50g mini marshmallows
- ⅔ cup 4oz coarsely chopped mini eggs
- 10 crackers 50g graham crackers, broken up in pieces
- Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. If using regular-sized or larger marshmallows, cut them in half using scissors or a knife and set aside.
- Prepare a double boiler by placing a heat-proof bowl over a medium-sized pot with about an inch of gently simmering water. Place the chopped white chocolate into the bowl and stir frequently until completely melted and smooth. Remove from over the heat and stir in peanut butter until evenly incorporated. Add graham crackers and marshmallows and fold them in. If the mixture is still warm, let it cool for a few minutes then fold in the mini eggs. If the mixture is too warm then it will melt the chocolate.
- Spread the mixture out evenly into the prepared pan and sprinkle a few extra broken graham crackers and chopped mini eggs over top. Place it in the fridge for 2-3 hours until completely set and solid.
- Remove from fridge and lift rocky road out from the pan. Slice it into squares and enjoy!