For holiday gift-giving as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I made these Rocky Road Squares to give to family and friends. All thoughts and words are my own.
I’ve been spending a good portion of my days lately baking, cooking, mixing and stirring. Every year for more than the last decade, I have put together homemade food gift baskets for friends and family alike. I try and have them completed in early December if at all possible, so that they have most of the season to enjoy them.
One of my favorite holiday desserts to make for gift-giving are my Mom’s squares. She has made them for as long as I can remember and they were one of the treats I always requested for my birthday or other special occasions. She just calls them “her squares” but I think most people would consider them to be Rocky Road Squares.
Knowing that I had a lot of Christmas recipes to make over the next couple of weeks I made a trip to Walmart to stock up my pantry. Baker’s Baking Chocolate, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Planters Peanut Butter, chocolate bits, sweetened condensed milk, flour, sugar – pretty much the baking aisle. I usually make more than I plan to, and I don’t like needing to run out to pick up extra ingredients if I can help it.