Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rocky Road Chocolate Log

Chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts, who doesn't love rocky road? For me, winter and ice cream don't go together (Eric would disagree). So I found a way to get my rocky road fix this holiday season: make a chocolate log that can be cut into delicious nutty, marshmallow-y slices.

Fun Fact: Rocky road ice cream was created in March of 1929 by William Dreyer (co-founder of Edy's Grand Ice Cream along with Joseph Edy) when he used his wife's sewing scissors to cut up walnuts and marshmallows and then added them to his bowl of chocolate ice cream. Eventually the walnuts would be replaced by toasted almonds, sometimes peanuts. Dreyer and Edy gave the ice cream flavor its "rocky road" name in order to give people something to smile about during the Great Depression.

Rocky Road Chocolate Log Slices
12-ounce bag of milk chocolate chips (we used Hershey's)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cups coarsely chopped peanuts

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Stir in the marshmallows. Transfer chocolate to wax paper and shape into a log. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Unwrap and press the peanut into the top of the log. If you want, you can roll the entire log in peanuts. I was lazy and just placed them on top. Re-wrap and store in refrigerator overnight. Slice the log and store in an air tight container.

Rocky Road Chocolate Log



2011 Christmas Baking List:
Mint-Chocolate Truffles
Starlight Mint Cake
Sea Salt Caramels
Rocky Road Chocolate Log
Candied Citrus Peels
Easy Rum Balls
Homemade Marshmallows
Christmas Kiss Cookies
Tea Cookies

Other Holiday Cooking Ideas:
Snowflake Tortillas
Gingerbread House Decoration Ideas
Christmas Peep S'mores

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