Soft, Gooey Double Chocolate Cookies with Crunchy Peanuts are Sandwiched around a Fluffy Sweet Vanilla Marshmallow Filling.  Indulge in this Decadent Rocky Road Recipe!

Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies | Baking a Moment

Hey guys!  How was your weekend?  Did you have a fabulous July 4th celebration?

Ours was really exciting!  My regular readers probably already know about my live appearance on Fox TV’s Good Day show on Friday.  That whole thing happened so fast I didn’t even have a chance to get nervous, lol!  I somehow (adrenaline?) was able to whip up a cake, a dozen cupcakes, a bunch of shortcakes, yogurt parfaits, and a whole mess of white chocolate dipped strawberries in the span of an afternoon.  Then, pack it all up and style it pretty in the studio bright and early the next morning.  After it was all wrapped up, we headed down to the Ben Franklin Parkway for the big celebration (Philly OWNS the 4th!) to visit the Nutella truck, among other fun things.  By the time we made it back home I basically just collapsed in a heap for the next 24 hours!  #wornout.

Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies | Baking a Moment

But now that I’m fully rested I’m raring to go for another fun week of recipes!  Starting with this one today- Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies.  These are inspired by one of my favorite ice cream flavors.  I think you’re really going to love these soft and deeply chocolate-y double chocolate peanut cookies, stuffed to capacity with gooey marshmallow filling.  Talk about a decadent treat!

Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies

Soft, Gooey Double Chocolate Cookies with Crunchy Peanuts are Sandwiched around a Fluffy Sweet Vanilla Marshmallow Filling. Indulge in this Decadent Rocky Road Recipe!


    For the Marshmallow Filling

    • 2/3 cup water, divided
    • 2 envelopes plain gelatin
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    For the Chocolate Peanut Cookies

    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    • 1 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup cocktail peanuts


    1. To make the Marshmallow Filling:

      1. Place half the water in a large mixing bowl, and sprinkle the powdered gelatin on top. Set aside and allow to soften.
      2. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, remaining water, and salt in a medium saucepan, and set over medium-high heat. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, swirling the pot occasionally (do not stir). Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pot, and keep the mixture at a low boil until it reaches 238 degrees F.
      3. Slowly and carefully pour the hot syrup over the gelatin mixture, while whipping at medium speed.
      4. Increase the speed to high and continue to whip until the marshmallow is stiff, glossy, and white. Stir in the vanilla extract, and allow to cool (at room temperature) for about an hour.

      To make the Chocolate Peanut Cookies:

      1. Place the butter in a medium pot and melt it over low heat.
      2. Remove from heat and stir in the sugars.
      3. Crack in the eggs, stirring vigorously.
      4. Add the vanilla, then the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until fully incorporated.
      5. Fold in the chocolate chips and peanuts, and scoop by the tablespoonful onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Press to flatten slightly. Chill for 30 minutes.
      6. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
      7. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be set, but the middle of the cookies should still be soft.

      To assemble the Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies:

      1. Scoop about a tablespoon of marshmallow filling onto the bottom of half the cookies. (I found a small ice cream scoop works really well for this. Mist it lightly with non-stick spray first!) Sandwich the remaining cookies on top and enjoy!


    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 6400kcal Calories from fat 2079
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 231g355%
    Saturated Fat 104g520%
    Transfat 4g
    Cholesterol 576mg192%
    Sodium 2189mg91%
    Carbohydrate 1061g354%
    Dietary Fiber 40g160%
    Sugars 819g
    Protein 98g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

    Rocky Road Sandwich Cookies | Baking a Moment

    Hope your week is off to a great start!  I’ll be back on Wednesday with another fabulous, no-bake Nutella recipe  😉

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