These Easy Vegan Rocky Road are the best chocolate snack to remind you of childhood. Packed with chocolatey, biscuits, marshmallows, crisped cereal and raisins, they are naturally vegan, gluten-free and require no baking.

Rocky road may be of one of the best no-bake recipes out there, and believe me there are so many ways you can make rocky road. These ones have been a firm favourite on my website for a very long time now (since 2020) and I thought they needed a little glow up as the photos are very old. I’ve added how I have changed this recipe, for those who love recipe as it is, but I’ve tweaked it a little to make them even more chocolatey with easier to follow method steps.

Easy Vegan Rocky Road squares
Easy Vegan Rocky Road

Why will I love these Easy Vegan Rocky Road?

What is not to love about rocky road. These ones are:

  • Rich, chocolatey, fruity and biscuity
  • Smooth, crunchy, rich and indulgent
  • Easy to make in one bowl
  • Require no baking (just melting chocolate)
  • Naturally vegan, gluten-free and nut-free
  • Great for children and adults, too
  • Delicious for meal prep for the week ahead

If you already know you love these Easy Vegan Rocky Road then skip ahead to the recipe card below. Or, first let’s discuss the recipe in more detail.

Nine squares of Easy Vegan Rocky Road
Easy Vegan Rocky Road

What ingredients do I need?

The ingredient list is simple and delicious:

  • Dark chocolate: the obvious ingredient here. Use your favourite chocolate, I love the ones from HU Kitchen (use code AMY for 20% off), Divine Chocolate or The Raw Chocolate Company. We also have a chocolate layer on top, and use the same chocolate for this.
  • Coconut oil: for the smooth texture in the rocky roads. It helps the bars melt in your mouth more. this also replaces the butter in other recipes.
  • Tahini: for texture and richness. As above, this helps with the melt-in-your-mouth texture and also replaces the need for butter. Use a good quality, runny tahini, or if you prefer you can use a nut or seed butter like sunflower seed or cashew butter.
  • Digestive biscuits: use tour favourite vegan and gluten-free cookies or biscuits here. I use an accidentally vegan digestive biscuit to keep these Easy Vegan Rocky Road classic.
  • Marshmallows: make sure these are vegan and do not contain gelatine. Either use small marshmallows or chop up larger ones into smaller pieces. My favourite vegan mallows include Dandies, Freedom Mallows or The Naked Marshmallow Co Vegan.
  • Raisins or sultanas: any dried fruits is great for adding that classic sweetness and chewiness.
  • Crisped rice cereal: for the extra crunch. You can use rice crispies, cornflakes or protein crispies, for example. Make sure they are gluten-free, where needed.

How do I make these rocky roads?

These Easy Vegan Rocky Road are easy to make in a few steps:

  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil and whisk in the tahini: till smooth.
  • Crush the cookies, chop the marshmallows and add to a bowl: with the raisins and crispy cereal.
  • Pour the chocolate into the dry mix: and stir to thoroughly combine.
  • Pour the mix into a lined dish and press down firmly: chill for 1 hour in the fridge or until firm to touch.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil for the top: and pour over the base.
  • Decorate with tahini swirls and crushed cookies: and allow to set again for 1 hour.
  • Use a sharp hot knife to slice into squares or bars: and enjoy.
A tower of three Easy Vegan Rocky Road
Easy Vegan Rocky Road
Close up of a piece of Easy Vegan Rocky Road
Easy Vegan Rocky Road

Are these gluten-free and nut-free?

Yes, these are naturally gluten-free, please check that your biscuits and cereal do not contain gluten. These bars are also naturally nut-free, just check that your chocolate and biscuits do not contain nuts.

How long do they last for?

These Easy Vegan Rocky Road will keep for up to 1 week in the fridge in an airtight container or you can freeze them, wrapped well, for up to 1 month. Allow to defrost at room temperature before eating them.

A pile of Easy Vegan Rocky Road bars
Easy Vegan Rocky Road

Can I swap the ingredients at all?

Yes, you can swap the add-ins, using whatever you have, just make sure the weights/volumes are roughly the same so there is enough chocolate to form the rocky road base.

  • Swap the tahini for nut butter
  • Swap the digestive biscuits for chocolate chip cookies or ginger biscuits
  • Instead of marshmallows, add some chocolate covered raisins
  • Swap the dried fruits for others like dried dates, figs or apricots
  • Use cornflakes or protein crispies instead of rice crispies

How do these Easy Vegan Rocky Road vary from the original?

These bars are very similar, but here are the differences:

  • I have removed the vegan margarine and stuck to tahini and coconut oil
  • I have added the chocolate top layer

Apart from that, the recipe is the same, I have simplified the method to make them easier to follow and added more information in this blog post.

Close up of the side of a Easy Vegan Rocky Road
Easy Vegan Rocky Road

I love these, what else can I make?

I hope you will love making and eating these Easy Vegan Rocky Road and for more ideas, how about my:

Easy Vegan Rocky Road (Gluten-Free)

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: easy
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These Easy Vegan Rocky Road are the best chocolate snack to remind you of childhood. Packed with chocolatey, biscuits, marshmallows, crisped cereal and raisins, they are naturally vegan, gluten-free and require no baking.

Ingredients

    For the Base:
  • 180g dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp runny tahini
  • 80g vegan digestive biscuits
  • 60g vegan marshmallows
  • 50g raisins or sultanas
  • 15g crisped rice cereal
  • For the Top:
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp runny tahini
  • Extra crushed cookies

Directions

  1. Line a 6-inch square tin with parchment paper.
  2. Chop the chocolate small and add to a bowl with the coconut oil. Melt over a bain-marie or in the microwave and then stir in the tahini till smooth.
  3. Crush the biscuits into small crumbs and chop any large marshmallows into smaller pieces. Add them to a large mixing bowl with the raisins and crisped cereal. Mix well.
  4. Pour over the melted chocolate mix and stir.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the tin and press down to make an even layer. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until firm to touch.
  6. For the top, chop the chocolate small and melt together with the coconut oil. Pour over the base and smooth out. Now drizzle over the tahini and use a small knife or toothpick to make swirl patterns. Add on some crushed cookies and place back in the fridge for 1 hour or until set.
  7. Remove from the tin and use a hot sharp knife to slice into 9 rocky road squares. Enjoy straight away or keep in the fridge for up to 1 week, in an airtight container. You can freeze the bars, wrapped well, for up to 1 month.
A stack of three Easy Vegan Rocky Road
Easy Vegan Rocky Road

I hope you will love making and eating these Easy Vegan Rocky Road. Let me know what you think below and tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With rocky road love x

  1. Sheree says:

    I often make something similar and it’s universally popular, not just with the kids. Your version looks divine Amy.

  2. holistikatie says:

    I am going to give this one a go tonight with your simple recipe. Thank you they look delicious!!

  3. sophiedxx says:

    Saved to my saved WordPress saved collection and so sorry I am late posting on your new blog updates just catching up now xxxx😊🌱You are so inspirational Amy and you are a great friend

  4. sophiedxx says:

    Can’t wait to see you at your live cooking demos in London later on in thr year.
    I so midd trying your delicious 😋 food xxxx

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  10. Deb says:

    What kind of biscuits did you use and what brand marshmallows did you use that are vegan?

    • Hi Deb, I used the Freedom Mallow marshamallows which are vegan-friendly and biscuits I used from Mr Organic but you can use anything you have at home!

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