Can I share a secret? I’ve never cooked with a gas stove before. Ever! Can you believe it? In all of the places I’ve lived in my life (at least 10 different homes) we’ve always had electric. So, get ready, this is the first recipe blog from our new, gas-stoved, kitchen!!
Last week I saw this on Pinterest and just had to make it. It was simple enough, chocolate, and a good first recipe to try on our gas stove. I made a few tweaks to the recipe to make it my own. I love me some rocky road. Enjoy!
Kim’s Rocky Road Chocolate Bark
2 12 oz. bags of chocolate chips
4 tbsp. butter, Smart Balance, what have you (I used Smart Balance)
2 cups peanuts (I used dry roasted, lightly salted)
1 bag of mini marshmallows (roughly 3 cups)
Get your chocolate and Smart Balance/butter in a bowl and prepare a double boiler.
Before you place your bowl over your pot make sure it’s already boiling away. Don’t let the water directly touch the bowl or your scorch the mixture. You’re looking for indirect heat here.
Stir occasionally while the mixture melts. You’re done when everything comes together and is smooth. Probably 6-9 minutes.
Remove your bowl from the stove. Stir in your peanuts.
Then stir in your ‘mallows.
Scoop the mixture out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. I prefer to use the one I have that has a pretty big lip around the edge to avoid spillage. Spread out to form an even layer.
Pop that sucker in the fridge or freezer and chill until it’s hard.
Cut into squares of any size and enjoy! This chocolate bark is perfect for dessert or just a snack. Oh, and it’s delicious. Let’s see how long it lasts…