Rocky Road Candy in the CrockPot

It's fun and easy to make homemade rockyroad in the crockpot slow cooker. Rocky Road is pretty much my favorite candy, ever, and I like that this isn't waxy in any way -- the chocolate melts nice and evenly in the crockpot and tastes perfect!

how to make rocky road candy in the crockpot slow cooker

Day 44.

psst. Tomorrow's Valentine's Day. I know, I can't believe it either. 

You still have time. Lots of time. 

In fact, you can make 4-5 whole entire batches of CrockPot Rocky Road Candy between now and tomorrow because it is so incredibly easy and it only takes 1 hour to do each batch.

Melting chocolate in the crockpot is fool-proof.

Unless you are truly a fool. 

Then you might be out of luck.


But for us ordinary folk who might be chocolate-melting impaired, nothing can beat melting chocolate in the crockpot.

these are the ingredients you need to make rocky road candy in the crockpot slow cooker

The Ingredients:
makes approximately 24 pieces

1 (16-ounce) bag of chocolate chips
1 (10-ounce) bag of mini marshmallows (don't dump in whole bag; eyeball it)
1 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
non stick foil or parchment paper

The Directions:

Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Pour the chocolate chips into your stoneware.

Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so.

While chocolate is melting, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.

When chocolate is all melty, stir in a bunch of marshmallows ---probably not the whole entire bag -- eyeball it. I used at least half a bag.

 Mix with a big spoon and add chopped walnuts (or whatever nuts you prefer).

Remove stoneware from heating element.

Use two spoons and drop mounds of chocolate-marshmallow-nut gooeyness onto the Release foil.

Place cookie sheets into the refrigerator to cool and harden.

rocky road made in the crockpot slow cooker cooling in the refrigerator

Once cool, you can place the candy into those cute little cellophane bags and tie with a pretty ribbon.

Or you can fill your robe pockets and go eat them all in the closet.

Happy almost-Valentine's Day!

It's fun and easy to make homemade rockyroad in the crockpot slow cooker. Rocky Road is pretty much my favorite candy, ever, and I like that this isn't waxy in any way -- the chocolate melts nice and evenly in the crockpot and tastes perfect!

enjoy!! Happy Slow Cooking!!

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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at February 13, 2017

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  1. OMG! Those look caloriffic! Love Rocky Road anything. I would have never thought to melt chocolate in the CP. You are a slow cooking genius!!

  2. oh man, I'm so going to try this!!! quick question - what is release foil? is that tin foil?

    I made your apple oatmeal crockpot recipe yesterday for lunch and it was awesome! That one's going into my 'favorites' binder :-)

    thanks :-)

  3. lol on the calories, penguin! If it isn't labeled, it doesn't count, right? ;-)

    hi maria, Release is a brand name by Reynold's. It is a treated foil that won't let anything stick to it. If I didn't have that on hand, I'd try parchment paper. I have bad luck with wax paper and stuff sticking.

  4. Has anyone ever told you your a genius? And I just happen to have all of these things in my pantry!! Yippee!

  5. Oh my. Now you are singing my tune!! Whoda thunk?

    You have inspired me. I've cooked crockpot meals two days in a row now. It's so easy I can't stand it. And I LOVE smelling the yummy food cook all day! Yesterday I did navajo beef chile and today, pineapple chicken. (The chile was ok--too many onions for our taste, but it tasted similar to our favorite taco soup recipe. I'm sure the chicken will be fabulous--cooking it in pineapple, dijon mustard, soy sauce and some other yummy spices. Will return and report.) PS: you're awesome. =)

  6. omg, i just made these w/almonds-you saved my marriage!

  7. Yet another GENIOUS recipe. I'm currently cooking your "whole chicken" from last week.

    You need to write a book. I'm telling you Stephanie, a Crockpot book with these recipes would sell a million copies.

  8. What a fabulous revelation about chocolate in the crockpot. And think about other permutations:

    - adding a spoonful (or a few) or peanut butter to the mixture

    - chocolate over almonds and dried cranberries, yumm! Maybe you could even make chocolate bark by pouring the melted chocolate over nuts, etc. in a lasagna-style dish

    - forget the nuts and marshmallows and just dip fruit or gf pretzels into the crock fondue-style

  9. This does sound awesome yep!!! I'm still stuck on the crème brûlée though!!!

  10. Anonymous2/13/2008

    HaHa that's me trying to pig all the chocolate down by myself.

    The recipe looks quick and easy can't wait to try it.


  11. and i'm going to need a towel to clean up the drool off my floor. YUM!

  12. My mouth is watering. What a great idea and yummy recipe--thanks for sharing!

  13. Wow that looks so good.

  14. oh NO YOU DIDN't...oh sure did...

  15. Damn I wish I'd have seen this earlier today! Have to try this one out...Thanks!

  16. this sounds great and easy (my favorite kind of recipe). One question, you use milk chocolate chips, right?

  17. Hi Jerri,

    these were terribly easy! I used semi-sweet chips, but milk chocolate would be great too. It's completely up to you.


  18. Anonymous12/04/2008

    WOW!! I am so going to make these with almonds, marshmellows and raisins!! Thank you!! I also must eat gluten free, and I love all your recipes!! I have made several of them!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!


  19. Anonymous12/06/2008

    here's a similar recipe that everyone loves!

    12 oz. bag of semi-sweet choc. chips
    12 oz. bag of white choc. chips
    1 package vanilla bark (broken in pieces)
    1 lb. dry roasted peanuts (salted or unsalted)
    1 lb. cashew pieces (salted)

    dump it all in the crock. stir it up after an hour or so. when it's all melted together drop by rounded tablespoons onto wax paper or release foil and allow to cool.

    i have packaged this in clear cellophane bags and sold it for bake sales. we have also put it in glass jars with decorative lids and given it to our neighbors at christmas. it's SO GOOD!

  20. Anonymous1/13/2009

    I've made these twice this week with different ingredients and both times my marshmallows melted into the chocolate and didn't stay all pretty and marshmallowy (like yours in the picture) even when I tried to work more quickly. While they still TASTE delicious, they sure don't LOOK as lovely and giftable as yours. I could keep experimenting but since I am "forced" to eat my mistakes, that may not be my wisest move. Any advice?
    Thanks from a new fan (-:

  21. Hi Dyane,

    oh no! When you check after 30 minutes, give a stir. Even if the chocolate chips still have their shape, they might have begun to melt. If so, stir well, take off heat, and add marshmallows and nuts. Stir just to coat the marshmallows and nuts.

    I hope this helps, some!

  22. These look so yummy!!! Got me to wondering if you've tried rice krispie squares in the crock?

    Also, have you considered going for year 2? Love your blog!!! Trying one of your recipes tonight!

  23. Anonymous3/16/2009

    I made this for my husband and wound up eating half of it myself.

    Since he doesn't like regular chocolate, I used a mixture of white chocolate and reese peanut butter chips.

    Seriously addicting.

    Oh, and here's a tip: parchment paper works fabulous for releasing candy.

  24. I'm excited to try this... I think I am going to make it up and give it to the admins at work for Admin professional's day!

  25. Well, chocolates don't look as pretty as yours do but they are tasty. This is for the VD dinner I am making for my honey. It is also the second recipe from your blog in as many days. Love the Blog and your creativity. The Creme Brulle is next!

  26. Anonymous12/17/2010

    I think the secret to "pretty" chocolates is to get the crock out of the heating element immediately. I have one of those old fashioned ones that doesn't separate, so I scooped my chocolate mixture into a bowl right away and then added my marshmallows and nuts to it. They turned out exactly as advertised! LOVE THEM! Thanks bunches!

  27. I "needed" some chocolate earlier so I whipped up a batch of these. They were really easy to make and pretty tasty - but I might add a bit of peanut butter, or maybe a bit of vanilla to the melting chocolate next time.

  28. Anonymous4/15/2011

    Could you use chopped up larger marshmallows?
    The minis are often very very hard and dry.
    Thanks for any assistance.

  29. hi anon, absolutely! chopped up marshmallows would certainly work the same way.

  30. These look great! I know it's after Valentine's Day but I still want these!!

  31. I used to do something like this on the stove which was risky. So I'm happy to see it can be done in the slow cooker. My "recipe" was chocolate chips melted and then add whatever you want (such as dried fruit, nuts, trail mix) until it looks like some kind of candy thing. :D Then I poured it into an aluminum foil lined small baking pan and let it harden. It's not much work to either break it up with a hammer or cut it into polite squares with a serrated knife.

  32. This turned out so well and was super easy. I used pecans instead of walnuts and it was a great substitute! We will be making this again.