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Rocky Road Clusters

These should have an aka after the title. Also known as “pieces of heaven”. When I read this recipe I started drooling after the first two ingredients. Chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Yeah. You really can’t go wrong when those two things are going to be combined. I’ve never been a fan of rocky road ice cream because the good stuff is surrounded by chocolate ice cream – which I despise. I’ve finally found a version of rocky road that I love. These are a fudgy base filled with marshmallow and pecans. You all know how I feel about nuts, but in this case, it just works. These candies are super quick to put together and make for perfect camping food in my opinion. Throw them all in some tuperware and off you go. I love food that travels well. And to top it off, they are gluten free! Yippee!

Rocky Road Clusters

Rocky Road Clusters (from Nestle Classic Recipes)

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk!)
2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir.
Microwave additional 10-20 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Stir in marshmallows, nuts and vanilla extract.

Drop by heaping tablespoon in mounds onto prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm.

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