Rich, fudge-like, Rocky Road Bars that are bursting with peanut butter, chocolate, and mini marshmallows. These creamy, decadent gluten free rocky road bars are great for parties and make perfect gifts.
Rocky Road Bars
Yo’re not going to believe how amazing these Gluten-Free Rocky Road Bars are! When you bite into the creamy peanut butter filling topped with chocolate, marshmallows, and peanuts you’re going to think, “Did I make this?”
Yes. You can make this. You can impress your friends and family. And with school starting back up, you’ll need some easy recipes for birthday parties.
These are super simple to make and freeze well.
This dessert may look super fancy-shmancy, but it is insanely easy to make and there’s no baking involved. You just need a couple of bowls and a microwave.
If you don’t have a microwave, don’t fret! You can always melt the dairy-free butter and chocolate chips over the stove. Boom. Done!
Gluten Free Rocky Road Bars
This week was our last week getting ready for back at school. We start after labor day in Oregon. It was a bit crazy running around and trying to find everything, but we survived.
All I want to do now is sit down with a couple of these Gluten-Free Rocky Road Bars, a glass of something bubbly, and relax.
Why is back to school so hectic? Maybe it’s getting use to the routine again. No more sleepy mornings, slow days, and pool splashing afternoons.
Or maybe it’s the mile-long list of supplies that comes in the mail the week before (you’d think they’d send it earlier).
I swear my girls don’t feel the stress around back to school, they get to sit back and enjoy the ride while we parents are running around like mad chickens in the background making sure everything is ready.
My family is gluten-free and a couple of us are dairy-free, so this is one of those treats that works well for everyone in our family but my youngest daughter. She can’t have peanuts. I’ve also made these bars with almond butter, so everyone can enjoy them.
The only time I make them with peanuts is if I am giving them as a gift or taking them to a party. Peanut butter is less expensive in my area and to be honest, I prefer these with peanut butter.
In the past I’ve made up a big batch of these for a party and froze them until the night before. I pulled them out, and stuck them in the refrigerator until we were read to head to the party.
Easy-peasy and everyone was swooning over them. I saved a few pieces of my last batch using almond butter for any sudden birthday party invites.
Did you make these rocky road bars? Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought.
- 5 Tablespoons dairy-free butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (or almond butter if you are allergic)
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free dairy-free chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (or almonds if you are allergic)
- Line a 9-inch square pan with wax paper; set aside.
- In a large microwave safe dish, melt diary-free butter. Stir in brown sugar, powdered sugar, and peanut butter. Mix well and press into parchment lined pan.
- In a medium microwavable bowl, heat chocolate chips and coconut oil for 1 minute. Stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
- Pour approximately 3/4 of the chocolate over the peanut butter crust and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle mini marshmallows and chopped peanuts over the melted chocolate.
- Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the top.
- Refrigerate until completely firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Pull parchment paper out of pan and place onto a cutting board.
- Cut into 16 bars.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Serving Size:1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 398Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 7g