Rocky Road bar cookies: A retro ’70s dessert recipe

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Vintage Rocky Road bar cookies recipe (1)

Rocky Road bar cookies recipe (1973)

These rich, chocolate marshmallow bar cookies are simple to make and can be served as a snack or dessert.

Here’s a man-sized dessert that’s quick and easy — Rocky Road snack cookies.

Make ‘em with any flavor of Pillsbury refrigerated slice’n’bake cookies and Kraft miniature marshmallows.

Serve ’em with this hearty, quick-to-fix menu… a corned beef sandwich, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, and a big glass of milk, topped off with Rocky Road bar cookies.

Vintage Rocky Road bar cookies recipe (3)

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Vintage Rocky Road bar cookies recipe (1)

Rocky Road bar cookies (1973)

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated slice'n'bake cookies, any flavor
  • 15.4 ounces of Pillsbury creamy fudge frosting mix or creamy double dutch frosting mix
  • 1 cup Kraft miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 (F).
  2. Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  3. Slice cookie dough 1/4-inch thick and overlap slices in bottom of prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 375 (F) for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. (Cookies will be puffy when removed from oven.)
  6. Cool 15 minutes.
  7. In a medium sauce-pan, melt butter in water.
  8. Stir in frosting mix; blend well.
  9. Remove from heat; stir in miniature marshmallows and nuts; spoon over cookie base and spread.
  10. Cool; cut into 24 bars.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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