Cheatin' Wheat Gluten Free Recipes

Rocky Road Bars

gluten free rocky road bars
toasted almonds, gluten free pretzels and mini marshmallows make up the add-ins.
melted butter and mini marshmallows
melted chocolate mixture for gluten free rocky road bars.
stirring the add-ins into the chocolate base
gluten free rocky road bars pressed into pan
cutting the gluten free rocky road bars.


Rocky Road is a unique flavor combination that originated in the late 1920s. It is credited to the partnership between Joseph Edy and William Dreyer, then owners of Edy's Grand ice cream (yes, this did also lead to the Dreyer's Grand ice cream brand). "Rocky Road" now shows up in a variety of sweets from ice cream to cakes to cookies. However, our favorite is no-bake confection that has everything - crunchy, chewy, salty, gooey, marshmallowy addictive! We have made a bit of a switch and changed out the traditional graham crackers for gluten free pretzels.


2 1⁄2 c
Mini Marshmallows (Lightly Packed)
2 oz
8 oz
Semi-sweet Chocolate (Coarsely Chopped)
2 T
Corn Syrup
1 c
Gluten Free Pretzles (Chopped, Glutino Brand is Egg Free)
1 c
Almonds (Toasted and Coarsely Chopped)


8x8 pan
SourceCook's Illustrated Chocolate Desserts
Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
15 minutes


Line an 8x8" pan with foil and lightly spray. You can also use a disposable aluminum pan.

Toss gluten free pretzels, toasted almonds and 1 c. mini marshmallows together in a bowl and set aside.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.

Add the remaining 1 1/2 c. marshmallows to the pot and cook, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.

Add in the chocolate and corn syrup, stirring constantly, until melted and thoroughly incorporated.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the pretzel mixture and gently stir until everything is evenly coated.

Scrape into the prepared pan and press evenly.

Refrigerate until firm. Remove from pan. Cut into squares.


This gluten free Rocky Road Bar makes the list as one of our top five gluten free, egg free desserts.