Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads (Vegan GF)

Rich and chocolatey peanut butter rocky road bars packed with rice crispies, nuts and mini marshmallows topped with pretzels and gummy bears. These bars are easy to make in 10 minutes and make a delicious festive or year-round snack.

I love any excuse to make my sweet recipes slightly festive, and these Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads are no exception. I had some gummy bears lying around (thanks to these ones – use code AMY20 for 20* off)* and thought about a few recipes to make with them and then I thought more about the actual gummy bears. I used to love them as a child, so having them again takes me straight back to my childhood and having after-school sweets in the car on the way home or the giant pick ‘n’ mix you’d have at the cinema. And what else reminds me of childhood? Rocky road, for sure! It’s basically a good reason to add lots of yummy things to melted chocolate, let it set and then eat it as a bar – so you get sweets and chocolate in one!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads have a few delicious things added to them, but they are quite flexible depending on what you have to hand:

  • Chocolate: key to rocky roads. I like dark chocolate, especially as the rest of the ingredients are quite sweet. This balances out the sweetness well, but you can use any chocolate.
  • Peanut butter: this adds such a wonderful richness and depth of flavour and keeps these bars soft enough to eat without breaking your teeth but yet they hold their shape. I love the flavour of the peanuts here, but you can use another nut butter or seed butter in its place.
  • Rice crispies: again, these remind me of childhood rice crispy cakes! You could use another cereal here like cornflakes or puffed spelt.
  • Mini marshmallows: or use larger marshmallows, chopped in half. I love the sweet chewiness and softness these add to the rocky road bars.
  • Cashews: these add crunch and some healthy fats, too. You could use any nut, or seeds to keep them nut-free.
  • A pinch of salt: this goes a long way with sweet bakes (or raw bakes like this one) and it contrasts the sweetness so well.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads

Simply melt together the chocolate and peanut butter, stir in the other ingredients and then pour into a lined dish. Now it is time to decorate with the pretzels (GF if needed and star-shaped for the festive season) and gummy bears! I also added on some sprinkles for the fun of it!

Now all you have to do is wait for the bars to set in the fridge for 1-2 hours and then slice into bars. It’s often easier and more fun, to slice them into irregular shapes, or you can go for normal bars or squares.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads

These no-bake, vegan, gluten-free and delicious chocolate snacks are so easy to make in a few steps. They are fun to make with little ones and are a great dessert or afternoon treat any time of year, especially in winter. Switch up the crunchy ingredients for any combination of flavours.

Enjoy these Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads and if you’re looking for more festive treats, how about my:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads (Vegan GF)

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and chocolatey peanut butter rocky road bars packed with rice crispies, nuts and mini marshmallows topped with pretzels and gummy bears. These bars are easy to make in 10 minutes and make a delicious festive or year-round snack.

Ingredients

  • 250g dark chocolate, broken up
  • 100g peanut butter
  • 50g rice crispies
  • 30g mini marshmallows
  • 50g cashews, broken up
  • A pinch of salt
  • 10 pretzels
  • 10-12 gummy bears
  • sprinkles, optional

Directions

  1. Line an 8-inch square dish with parchment paper.
  2. Add the chocolate and peanut butter to a saucepan and slowly heat until the chocolate melts and it is creamy.
  3. Pour into a large mixing bowl with the rice crispies, mini marshmallows, cashews and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour into the lined dish, smooth over the top and press on the pretzels, gummy bears and sprinkles, if using. Set in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  5. Using a sharp knife, slice into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads so please 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 gummy bear rocky road love x

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads (Vegan GF)

  1. naturally.sophiexx says:

    Hey Amy my great friend! Looks so delicious 😋 your non cooked bake and honestly looks delicious 😋 for sure. Love rocky road and aww 😍 never heard of the above gelatine free gummy bears reminds of Haribos bears. Ahh I can’t have haribos and been longing to find gelatine free sweets and vegan 🌱. Just couple of questions for you: Which mini marshmallows brand food you like to use, also do you use the normal rice Crispie Kellogg’s and of course I would swap the peanut butter. I don’t have any nut butter could I use biscoff spread or can I use Norty spreads from Elspeth I have. Is this nut butter? Splendid photography as always and aww 😍 love 💕 multi coloured rainbow 🌈 pieces on top. Of course I will tag you into my bakes and makes, using your recipes!
    Looking forward to reading more of your amazing festive bakes and posts. Sorry commenting twice on here and on Instagram
    Best Wishes Sophie and my dog 🐶 Ben who says woofs. My parents say hi to yours and your bro Ben and Philips. My Ben says woofs to your cat Jessie 😋😍🌱💕😀😊🌈🌱🍰🍫xxxxxxx

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