Chocolate rocky road candy is such a childhood favorite. But that doesn’t mean we adults can’t love it, too. Especially with the addition of a little spice. Chipotle chocolate rocky road has all that you remember: marshmallows, fudge, and crumbly crackers. But adding chipotle powder brings a delicious smoky heat to the mix.
If you love sweet treats but hate baking, rocky road candy is made just for you. It’s so simple. Throw the ingredients together, spread them in a pan, then allow them to set. And there are endless combinations you can add to your rocky road. You can add them right to the recipe here. Try some sweet dried cherries, candied jalapeno, orange rind, or toffee pieces. You can even try white or dark chocolate for a totally different flavor.
If you can’t find chipotle powder, exchange it for cayenne pepper powder. But know: the result will not have a smoky undertone and will be a decent bit hotter. Chipotle peppers sit at 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units, while cayenne is a significant step up (30,000 to 50,000 SHU) with a more neutral flavor.
See chipotle chocolate rocky road candy being made
Like this recipe? You’ll love these too:
- Cowboy Candy: Also known as candied jalapeños. This recipe is a tasty addition to this rocky road candy.
- Spicy Candied Citrus Fruit: Another delicious addition to this recipe here. Plus, these candied fruits are tasty atop ice cream.
- Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies: Yes, they are as comforting as they sound.
Chipotle Chocolate Rocky Road Candy
- 11 ounces milk chocolate 10 to 11 ounces – equivalent of two 150 gram chocolate bars/blocks
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1/2 cup small marshmallows
- 1/4 cup fudge pieces cut to 1/3 inch pieces, if bigger
- 8 graham crackers
- Break or chop the chocolate into small cubes and place in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 20 seconds on high power in the microwave.
- Remove the chocolate and stir, then repeat the microwaving and stirring until smooth and completely melted.
- Combine the chipotle powder with the chocolate thoroughly.
- Break the graham crackers into small pieces and add them to the chocolate, along with the marshmallows and fudge pieces. Stir to combine
- Transfer to a square baking tray and smooth out the mix evenly throughout the tray. Allow the rocky road to set for 2 hours in the refrigerator (or until firm.)
- Remove from the tray and cut into squares with a large knife.