Rocky Road Bark

Rocky Road Bark {La Casa de Sweets}

Things have been sort of rocky here. My hands keep getting worse, and some days I can barely lift a fork. On those days, there’s no way I can bake and frost a few dozen cupcakes, or roll out homemade dough. On rough days, I try to take it easy. Which means coming up with less complicated desserts, like this chocolate bark.

It only takes 5 minutes to make, but it’s so good people will think you spent a lot longer in the kitchen. You start by melting chocolate (since it’s the main ingredient, use the best chocolate you can get), and then you add the yummiest of mix-ins: mini marshmallows, peanut butter chips and nuts. It’s perfect by itself, served with ice cream, or paired with your after-dinner coffee.

Simply delicious.

Rocky Road Bark

Serves 4-6 people


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies (optional)


  • Line an 8×8 pan with wax paper, and set aside.
  • Place the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is completely melted. Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Once the chocolate has cooled slightly, add the marshmallows, peanut butter chips, and nuts. Stir to combine.
  • Pour into the lined baking pan, and use a spatula to spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with the chocolate jimmies, if using.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until hardened. Enjoy!

Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets

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