There are few muffins to beat the awesomeness of Rocky Road Muffins! The soft marshmallows, the sprinkling of chocolate chips and the crunchiness of almonds make these muffins such a delicious treat!
Rocky Road muffins are the child’s most favorite muffin ever. I guess the marshmallows in it do the trick and when I was listing down options of what to post with R, he said ‘Mumma you have to post Rocky Road” for R and hence, here are the Rocky Road Muffins!
The internet states that ‘Rocky Road’ is basically any dessert which contains marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips. One story goes that in 1906, when William Dreyer moved from Germany to the USA, he opened an ice cream shop with a candy maker, Joseph Edy. The story goes on to say that Dreyer used his wife’s sewing scissors to cut up pieces of marshmallows and walnuts and added them to chocolate ice cream. Later they replaced the walnuts with almonds and called the flavor – Rocky Road.
Another story says that it was Melvin Fenton, the grandson of the Fentons Creamery owner who first invented the Rocky Road ice cream. And another source mentions that it was actually a candy maker working at Fentons, George Farren who was working at Fentons Creamery and was friends with Dreyer and Edy who blended a chocolate candy bar with walnuts and marshmallows into the chocolate ice-cream to create the Rocky Road flavors.
I found this detailed article in ‘Mental Floss’ which gives all this history. It also says that a book published on candy making called Rigby’s Reliable Candy Teacher published in 1920 included the recipe of Rocky Road which says
“Place a dish of chocolate ice cream in a sundae cup and over it pour a ladle of honey creme whip. Mix a few broken almond macaroons in with the whip and scatter whole pecans and walnuts lightly over sides. Top with a cherry.”
Some other stories on the internet say that the Rocky Road dessert was first made in Australia in 1853 to sell the spoiled confectionery imported from Europe. It was called Rocky Road derived from the ‘Rocky Road’ which the travelers took to the gold mines.
I am not sure what is the true story behind the invention of ‘Rocky Road’, but all I can say is containing Chocolate, Marshmallows, nuts and some more chocolate – What’s there not to love?
Ready under 30 minutes this is a recipe you will be bookmarking. And the recipe today without further delay 🙂
And oh, another classic muffin you can try are the Black Forest Muffins!
Rocky Road Muffins
Rocky Road muffins contain chocolate, Marshmallows, nuts and some more chocolate - What's there not to love? Ready under 30 minutes, this is a recipe you will be bookmarking.
- 1 cup maida
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2.5 tsps baking powder
- 3 tbsps cocoa powder
- 60 grams marshmallow
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs large
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and marshmallows. Set aside.
- Reserve about 1/3 of the chocolate chips and pecans and add the rest to the flour mixture. Mix once.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the brown sugar, milk, eggs, and butter.
- Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined, don't overmix.
- Portion out the batter evenly among the muffins cups, I like to use the ice cream scoop for this and sprinkle chocolate and nuts on top.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
- Let it cool a bit before eating. Serve as a snack to kids or for breakfast.
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