Rocky Road Day is a day dedicated to the eating of Rocky Road ice cream; a dessert made from marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate. As well as an ice cream flavor, Rocky Road has become a popular dessert that uses these same ingredients.
The Rocky Road dessert was first created in Australia in 1853. Unscrupulous businessmen took confectionery items that had been spoiled by their journey from Europe and mixed them with local nuts as well as low quality chocolate. The name was used as reference to the rocky road that travelers used in order to access the gold fields.
Rocky Road ice cream, however, was invented by William Dreyer in Oakland, in 1929. He created an ice cream that included the same ingredients as the original dessert as a means to lift the spirits of those affected by the Wall Street crash.
Let's add some of our amazing Oats to a great Rocky Road Oatmeal Bar Recipe!
1/3 cup of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of dark brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups of Silver Palate Thick and Rough Cut Oatmeal
1 cup of mini marshmallows
2/3 cup walnuts
2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cookies: Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly greasing the 9x9 pan.
- Beat butter and dark brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. It will probably take a couple of minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at the time, beating until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract as well.
- Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt, mix on low speed until all incorporated.
- Add the oats and mix it on low speed as well, until just combined.
- Spread evenly in the 9x9 pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Combine the topping ingredients and spread them over the cookie bar. Bake for another 10-13 minutes.