Rocky Road Cupcakes

My husband LOVES Rocky Road Ice Cream.  I thought it would make him smile if I made him rocky road cupcakes for his birthday.  I feel like I cheated a bit because I used a box mix for the actual cupcakes.  This is a bit of a time saver and very convenient.  I will let you decide if using a box mix is considered “cheating”. 

First, make your cupcakes according to the package instructions.  I used devils food cake mix.  You can add crushed walnuts to the mix for extra crunchy rocky road cupcakes.  I did half with and the other without. 

The frosting!  The ooey gooeyness that makes these Rocky Road Cupcakes!!

You will need:
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 2 1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows

Combine your melted butter, sugar, milk and vanilla in bowl. Add egg; beat well blended. I used a hand mixer to beat my mixture. I melted my chocolate in a double boiler or you can melt in a microwave. Just follow the melting instructions on your package of chocolate. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Stir in walnuts and marshmallows.  The mixture was very gooey so I placed it in the fridge for about 10 minutes to let it harden up a bit. Then I spread them over my cupcakes. I added extra mini marshmallows on top for “looks”. This also makes enough frosting for two layers of cake.




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43 thoughts on “Rocky Road Cupcakes”

  1. these look absolutely yummy!!a new follower from Mama's Little Nestwork. Nice to meet you!! You have such a beautiful blog!!Ruth

  2. Yummy! I need recipe bloggers for my features. Let me know if you do a lot of recipes because we can use some more of those in the Nest! 🙂 Have a great night!Mama Hen

  3. Awwww, thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog! You made my morning! 🙂 Your blog is lovely – and now I'm craving cupcakes thank you very much – LOL! 🙂 I LOVE your light box idea below (might have to try that out), and your jewelry is amazing. You're so creative!Thanks for you kind words! Happy Saturday! 😉

  4. OMG – I LOVE Rocky Road Ice Cream and I'm sure I'll love these cupcakes too. Thanks for sharing, I'll be trying your recipe soon!

  5. Oh wow these look so awesome!! Thanks for stopping by my blog from Mama's Little Nestwork!! I'm about to go check out your About Me page to read your birth story!! I'm a new follower!!

  6. These look scrumptious!! Now I'm hungry!! I signed on as a follower, I thought I had done that already!?! Crazy me! Love your blog, so many great things. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and encouraging me with your sweet comments, I hope you'll stop back by.

  7. Oh, yum! I'm hosting a food link party on Fridays called Foodie Fridays. I'd love it if you'd stop by tomorrow and link up some of your stuff!P.S – I'm a new follower.P.P.S – You're making me HUNGRY! :-)~ The Speckled Dog

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