Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Happy Friday!

Every year at Christmas my mom would make these squares with colored marshmallows, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, plus a few other things.  I think they’re officially called ‘Confetti Squares’?  I’ve always loved them and they always bring back memories of Christmas.

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Christmas.

Well, up until last year I never knew my sister didn’t like these squares.  I was shocked!  She says it’s the butterscotch chips that she doesn’t like.  So, this year I wanted to make them for her but substitute the butterscotch chips with peanut butter chips.  I felt it was my job to make her like them just as much as I do!

Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to making them with the peanut butter chips this year so I still don’t know if I can convince her to love Confetti Squares.  What I did get around to making this week, though, were these Shortbread Rocky Road Bars (Squares, whatever you want to call them) that reminded me of those Confetti Squares.

I had so many shortbread cookies in the freezer left over from Christmas that I wanted to use them up.  I also got a new cookbook where I found this great recipe that I’m sure my sister would love……no butterscotch chips involved!  The only thing is, my sister lives almost 2 hours away and, well…… they’re all gone!


Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

Shortbread Rocky Road Bars

By Elizabeth Gorecki Published: January 18, 2013

  • Yield: 12 ( 12 Servings )
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 2 hrs 10 mins

A perfect blend of marshmallows, chocolate, and shortbread cookies!



  1. Place chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe bowl and heat until melted.
  2. Add butter and stir until smooth.
  3. Add marshmallows and cookies pieces until well coated.
  4. Pour mixture into an 8X8 pan, pressing down with the back of a spoon.
  5. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from refrigerator, cut into pieces, and enjoy!

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    1. awww… you were so sweet to modify the recipe for your sister!
      i think this is a fabulous way to use up all those leftover christmas cookies… i have a tonne of those myself…hehe

    2. I love the colored marshmallows in these – how fun! I’d love to have you come and link up at Taste and Tell Thursdays!

    3. Oh those sound wonderful. Shortbread is my favorite, even better with marshmallows and chocolate! thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday.

    4. I can understand why there aren’t any left…I would have that same problem! They sound delicious. Very sweet to think about your sister and make them so she can stare at them from afar :-) LOL! I love it!!!

    5. Yum! That is one creative recipe! I bet I could use some of the girl scout short bread cookies too.

    6. oh my gosh Liz. I love the colored marshmallows! Rocky road is one of the best ice cream flavors! These would be dangerous to have around my kitchen. :)

    7. Thanks for sharing this yum recipe at Show & Tell party today!! Come back again next week with another fabulous sweet treat :) xoxo~ Ruthie

    8. Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

      LOVe these. I’ve made rocky road fudge, but this looks so much easier!!! YUM.

    9. What a terrific looking recipe. I cannot wait to make this one. Your pictures are wonderful!

    10. I love that they are all gone and well she is just out of luck! : ) These look really yummy! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s

    11. Yummm! I love these rocky road bars! Probably because of the! shortbread! I adore, butter shortbread! Great combo! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

    12. Well little sister I am coming home this weekend to take the boys skiing, and well I think you should try to make those squares, or those fruit rolls! I am wiling to try some of your baking and try to let you convert me to liking your version of mom’s confetti squares! By the way Rocky Road is one of my favorite ice creams! So you are on the right track! Love you, see you soon.

      • Ha ha! I will be making something this weekend like I always do, just don’t know what yet! Can you let me know if you receive this reply so I know all my other replies are going through? Thanks! Love you too :)

    13. My Dad loves Rocky Road Ice cream, I should make this for him! Looks good! Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

    14. Yum, I would love these bars with butterscotch or peanut butter chips!

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