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Grinch Rocky Road Candy

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Grinch rocky road candy is delicious and super easy to make. This tasty holiday treat is great for parties, cookie plates, and more.

When it comes to make fun holiday recipes you can’t beat the grinch! He’s a well known and beloved holiday character that everyone can relate to.

We love making grinch recipes in case that isn’t obvious from our Grinch Fudge, Grinch Dessert Dip, and Grinch Chocolate Bark. Now we’ll add this tasty grinch rocky road candy to the mix…there’s enough options that you can make a full dessert tray of Grinch themed desserts!

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pin showing the finished grinch rocky road candy ready to serve

I’ve been having so much fun sharing the Grinch themed desserts. They are so cute and fun to make and of course they are full of holiday cheer.

These are super cute all year long but making Grinch rocky road candy during the holidays is a must. It just begs for a spot on that holiday grazing table.

It doesn’t hurt that this rocky road candy is super simple to make. You won’t want to miss out on this cute and tasty treat.

a look down at the finished grinch rocky road candy ready to share

How many servings does this recipe for rocky road candy make?

This recipe makes about 20 servings. You will be able to control the size of the candies so if you want to make them larger or smaller that will impact the overall servings.

Grinch rocky road candy easily doubles or even triples. You can make as big of a batch as you need to serve the crowd size you think you’ll have.

I like to make a double batch so that we have some for the house and some to share. These are super cute on cookie plates for the holidays as well.

This homemade candy treat makes a great DIY gift too! Perfect for sharing with coworkers, relatives, teachers, etc.

Close up view of the finished grinch rocky road candy ready to share

What do I need to make DIY Grinch candy?

This recipe uses some relatively easy to grab ingredients and you’ll see why it’s called rocky road in a minute!

We will use mini marshmallows, green candy melts, almond slivers, and coconut oil to make the candies. They are topped with a large red heart sprinkle for the extra grinch flair!

ingredients laid out to make grinch rocky road candy

The nuts, and marshmallows give this candy its rocky road elements and of course the fun green candy melts add to the Grinch vibe. It’s a great holiday recipe to share and the final result is super sweet and tasty, all those great textures work together to create the perfect treat.

Find the full ingredients list, estimated nutritional facts, step by step instructions, and helpful shopping links in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

a close up shot of the finished grinch rocky road candy

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

a top view of the finished candy ready to serve

How to make homemade Grinch candy clusters:

Let’s dive in and check out how easy it is to make these no bake Grinch candy clusters. It’s a simple recipe. Great to get everyone involved in the kitchen if you have little helpers!

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

prepping to melt the candies

Place the candy melts in a medium, microwave-safe bowl and microwave them on high for 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Stir every 30 seconds during the cooking process so you don’t burn the candy melts. 

melting the candy melts

Add the coconut oil to the mixture and stir until combined.

marshmallows and almonds added to melted candy

Add the marshmallows and almonds. Stir until they’re fully coated. 

mixed and ready to be spooned out.

Spoon onto the prepared baking sheet in heaping, big spoonfuls. 

heaping spoonfuls of the mixture on parchment lined baking sheet

Immediately top each cookie with a red heart sprinkle. 

Hearts on top of the clusters

Place in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes or until hardened. Enjoy!

chilled and ready to be served

Tips for the best rocky road candy | Ideas for alterations:

Here are some tips to make sure that this recipe for Grinch rocky road candy comes out exactly how you hope!

Rocky road candy comes in various styles. If desired, reduce the amount of marshmallows and add in a few other popular options such as candied fruit, dried fruit, walnuts, pecans, or even pistachios. 

If your chocolate seems extra thick, go ahead and add a bit more coconut oil and work it in, adding more if needed, until the desired consistency is reached. 

close up view of a single grinch candy cluster

I don’t use whole almonds as it makes the candy harder to eat. The almond slivers were the perfect size for the candy. 

I keep these candies in the fridge or freezing for the best results and longevity. They can be stored in a sealed container in a cool, dry pantry style setting, but they won’t last as long. 

If you can’t get any vibrant green candy melts, you can use another shade of green, or use white chocolate chips with a green oil-based food dye. 

finished clusters ready to serve

Looking for more Grinch themed treats?

If you are loving all the Grinch fun you won’t want to miss out on these other delicious treats that have a festive grinch flair. Try them all and let us know which ones were your favorites!

Here are some other Grinch treats to try. They’re fun to share too so be sure to make some extras to give away this holiday season.

grinch clusters with holiday decor in the background.

Printable Grinch Rocky Road Candy Recipe:

Yield: 20

Grinch Rocky Road Candy

featured image showing the finished grinch rocky road candy ready to serve.

Grinch rocky road candy is delicious and super easy to make. This tasty holiday treat is great for parties, cookie plates, and more.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 12-Ounce Bag Vibrant Green Candy Melts
  • ½ Cup Almond Slivers
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • Large Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the candy melts in a medium, microwave-safe bowl and microwave them on high for 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Stir every 30 seconds during the cooking process so you don’t burn the candy melts.
  3. Add the coconut oil to the mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Add the marshmallows and almonds. Stir until they’re fully coated.
  5. Spoon onto the prepared baking sheet in heaping, big spoonfuls.
  6. Immediately top each cookie with a red heart sprinkle.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes or until hardened. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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