White Chocolate Rocky Road

White Chocolate Rocky Road Candy ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

White Chocolate Rocky Road is a fanciful hodge podge of snowy white chocolate, nuts, mini marshmallows and a colorful mix of jellied candies and dried fruit. It’s one of the prettiest homemade candies ever!

 White Chocolate Rocky Road has to be the coolest of candies. It’s a fanciful hodge podge of snowy white chocolate, nuts, mini marshmallows and a colorful mix of jellied candies and dried fruit.

If you’ve got a candy lover in the family, this is the recipe for you!

festive rocky road fudge

Rocky road is a classic for giving as gifts during the holidays, but I think this candy also has a kind of summery feel to it with the white chocolate and all the colors. And aren’t we always looking for a great no-bake dessert for the sweltering months? Anyway you’ll want to get in some practice making it before the holidays roll around,  so I think now is a good time to start.

Rocky road is a lot like chocolate bark, which is officially the world’s easiest cooking project. You just melt, stir and spread. That’s it.

In this case, instead of spreading the bark on a baking sheet and breaking it into shards when it hardens, you spread it in a pan, so the resulting candy is thicker and can be sliced up in squares or bars.

TIP: You shouldn’t have any trouble melting the chocolate, just make sure that your bowl is dry, because even a little bit of water can cause your chocolate to ‘seize’ up. And don’t over heat the chocolate; use the microwave in short bursts, and stir well in between. It shouldn’t take longer than 60 to 90 seconds total.

See all my tips for melting chocolate here

white chocolate rocky road bark
This is very festive, and very rich. Cut your rocky road in small pieces, and keep in the fridge in hot weather (the kids will never find it there.)

Make this rocky road your own:

  • Definitely use milk or semi sweet chocolate if you prefer a more traditional rocky road.
  • Spread the chocolate onto a baking sheet in a thinner layer for a chocolate bark. Break or cut into pieces when it has hardened.


3.1 from 11 votes

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Author Sue Moran


  • 1 lb good quality white chocolate I used a combination of a 12 oz bag of Nestle's chips and a 4 oz Ghirardelli bar
  • 2 cups total of a combination of:
  • pistachios you can use almonds, macadamia, peanuts or walnuts as well
  • dried cherries
  • dried Turkish style apricots
  • mini colored marshmallows
  • jelly candies like Turkish Delight, fruit gems, gummies, etc


  • Line a square 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Cut the paper big enough so the edges overhang the pan; this will allow you to lift the chocolate out of the pan after it has hardened, and make it much easier to slice neatly.
  • Gather your nuts and candy additions. Chop larger things like the apricots and the larger gummy candies. You can leave the cherries, pistachios and mini marshmallows whole.
  • Put the chocolate in a clean, dry microwave safe bowl. If you are using bar chocolate, break it up in small pieces so it will melt quickly and evenly.
  • Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for another 15 seconds. Remove and stir again. If the chocolate is not completely melted after stirring it for a moment, microwave it just a tiny bit more. The final small lumps of chocolate will melt as you stir.
  • Mix in your nuts, fruit, marshmallows, and jelly candies. Make sure to break up the sticky gummy candy as you add it so it doesn't clump together.
  • Spread the mixture in your baking pan and smooth out evenly. Let sit at room temperature for about 3 to 4 hours, until hardened. You can also refrigerate it, but let it sit out a bit before slicing so it will be easier to cut.
  • Lift the hardened candy out of the pan using the 'sling' of parchment paper. Slice your candy into small squares or bars with a sharp knife.
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    December 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

    This was so easy and the colors are so vibrant. Thx for the recipe.

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      December 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

      It’s such a festive candy!

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    Karen Hicks
    October 19, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I am making this for Halloween and calling it “bits of Bob” thanx for the recipe

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      October 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Lol, hope it goes over big!

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    Sue Van Oosterom
    December 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Worked out beautifully..could not source dried cherries so used dried cranberries and flaked coconut on top…what a winner …..thank you…

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      December 10, 2017 at 8:16 am

      You’re so welcome!

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    June 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    just stop it with the beautiful food already! 🙂 this is positively stunning, sue. and tasty, to boot.

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    Magnolia Verandah
    June 23, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Wow look at that = party time!!

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    Nantucket Daffodil
    June 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This has got to be the prettiest fudge I have ever seen!

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    belleau kitchen
    June 22, 2013 at 6:48 am

    awww man, I saw these on facebook and thought they simply look like the most colourful childlike candy ever in the world!… they are so perfect… i’ve never made rocky road but I tell you now, I am going to!

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    shannon weber
    June 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

    oh my goodness it’s like a party in there! how beautiful; i love how you did it in bars versus flatter; it works so well with the inside “stuffing” ingredients. like a really colorful italian nougat, only way awesome, because that’s chocolate. 🙂

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    June 22, 2013 at 3:57 am

    You are great!

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    Chris Scheuer
    June 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    This is almost too pretty to eat, almost …….. I’d give it my best shot though! Looks fabulous Sue/

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      Sue/the view from great island
      June 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      I know, really. I’m not much of a colored marshmallow or jelly candy type, but I can’t resist the finished product.

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    June 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    where can I find the colored marshmallows?

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    Pink Patisserie
    June 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I completely remember that feeling of being deprived as a kid.. Such a sweet, colorful, summery recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

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      Sue/the view from great island
      June 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      I have to admit that actually, my mom loved candy and she didn’t really restrict us too much, but I still get that very vague sense of doing something illicit when I make a batch of candy like this!

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      La Table De Nana
      June 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      The colors are fantastic Sue~

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    June 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    What a fun treat – can’t wait to give this a try!

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    Rosita Vargas
    June 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Estupenda versión maravilloso solor es maravilloso e irresistible,hugs.

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    Mary Younkin
    June 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    This is so pretty and summery! What a fun no-bake treat. Personally, I’m all about a dark chocolate version, but the white can’t be beat for how pretty it is!

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