Made with sweet, gooey marshmallows and salty, crunchy peanuts, these 4 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Bars are the perfect, special treat for this holiday season!
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I need to warn you guys.
Over the course of the next month you're going to hear me talk a lot about Brett's family coming to visit.
I may be just a little excited...
okay, a whole freakin' lot excited!!
Brett's parents and sister and her entire family, including husband and three kids, are coming to visit us over Christmas and New Years and Brett and I are counting down the days. I remember when it became official that they were going to visit over 6 months ago and now we're just over a month away.
Time is flying!
This past week, Brett's mom, sister and I had the "food" conversation where we tried to plan some meals and snacks for while they're here. Cooking and shopping in China is no easy feat. You have to walk or taxi everywhere and all the modern, ready-made conveniences of America aren't available. If you don't want to eat every meal at a restaurant (which we definitely don't), then some planning needs to happen.
Brett's family didn't want me to be stressed and feel like I had to prep a bunch of food before they arrive, but I would be stressed if I didn't prepare anything. Plus, cooking for people, especially family, is my favorite thing to do so I couldn't be happier to have some snack and meal ideas that I can prepare in advance!
About these vegan rocky road bars
These 4 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Bars are definitely going to be in our fridge for when they get here. I couldn't believe how easy and amazing these bars were. They came together in a flash and can be stored for ages. I love the contrasting textures of the soft, chewy marshmallows and the crunchy, salty peanuts. And you can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, can you?
A little bite of the 4 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Bars goes a long way, so this recipe made quite a few smaller servings, but feel free to cut the bars into larger squares too!
Please let me know if you give these amazingly simple and delicious 4 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Bars a try! And if you do, don't forget to take a picture and tag #theconscientiouseater on Instagram so I can see how they turned out!
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4 Ingredient Vegan Rocky Road Bars
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup chopped vegan marshmallows I love Dandies
- ¼ cup salted peanuts
- Start by melting the chocolate in a double boiler.
- Once melted, remove the chocolate from the steam and stir in the peanut butter until smooth.
- Allow the chocolate to cool before adding in the marshmallows, otherwise they will melt.
- Once the chocolate is cool, stir in the marshmallows and peanuts.
- Pour the mixture into a silicone loaf pan or a loaf pan lined with wax paper.
- Allow the chocolate to harden in the fridge.
- Once hard, remove the chocolate bar from the pan and cut into squares.
This is super amazing. According to my family and my mother, I have to continuously make these 🤣, question for you. Have you tried making these with Almonds also?
Faith VanderMolen says
So happy you loved them! And almonds would be amazing...any mix-ins you like with chocolate would work well!
Susan George says
Amazing recipe including great combination of peanuts and chocolate. So yummy.
Thanks so much Susan! I don't think you can go wrong with peanuts and chocolate:)
OOh wow your family is going to be all over these, and that is SO SO COOL that they are coming! I hope you can savor the time with them so much and not stress at all over cooking. 🙂 Maybe they could help you go get ingredients?
I know, we're so excited!! And yeah, they all want to check out the markets with me. Should be quite the experience for them!
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
Yum, Faith, these look incredible! So exciting that Brett's family is coming to visit soon. I know y'all will have a blast!
We are so stinkin' excited!!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
I don't know, I have a feeling I could plow through the whole batch pretty darn fast! The textural contrast with rocky road things is so good...mmm I am already imagining the chocolate meets marshmallow meets nutty sweet bite 🙂
I know! I love desserts with ALL the textures! Thanks Natalie!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Ah! This is why I still need to make mini marshmallows! I've made fluff, but I need vegan/soy-free mini "formed" marshmallows!
Oh my goodness, you've made fluff!? Genius!