Craving rocky road? We’ve got you covered! Here at 7 vegan, healthier versions of the classic rocky road that are just as delicious. Featuring the perfect blend of soft, chewy, and crunchy textures, you really can’t go wrong with a combination of cookies, cranberries, marshmallows, and chocolate.

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 

1. Easiest Ever Rocky Road

Easiest Ever Rocky Road

Source: Easiest Ever Rocky Road

Craving rocky road? This dessert recipe for the Easiest Ever Rocky Road by Bila is the answer to your craving!

2. Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Source: Rocky Road

This isn’t the rocky road that you grew up with — this rocky road recipe by Harriet Emily it’s a healthier take on a classic and it’s delicious. Date nectar is used to sweeten the chocolate, adding a depth of sweetness that complements the dried fruit and the bitter cocoa. To give it that “rocky road” texture, it’s filled with puffed brown rice and quinoa, dried fruits, and nuts, giving it the perfect blend of soft, chewy, and crunchy textures.

3. Rocky Road Ice Cream

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Source: Rocky Road Ice Cream

Made without any dairy, refined sugars, or gluten, this no-churn Rocky Road Ice Cream recipe by Kat Condon is rich, creamy, and packed with nuts and marshmallows!

4. Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

Source: Rocky Road Brownies

Marshmallows are another non-vegan thing I don’t really miss, but I have to admit there’s something terribly appealing about rocky road bars. Dark chocolate, crispy nuts, and chewy marshmallows? Whoever thought of that deserves the Nobel Food Prize. (Wait, there’s no Nobel Food Prize? What?!!) But even better than that – yes, I know it’s hard, but trust me – are rocky road brownies by Clémence Moulaert.

5. Jeweled Rocky Road Bars

Jeweled Rocky Road Bars

Source: Jeweled Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road traditionally has cookies, cranberries, and marshmallows in it, but these Jeweled Rocky Road Bars by Becky Cotter take a more wholesome route with Brazil nuts, mixed and dried berries, as well as some gluten/dairy-free digestives. Along with mixing the berries into the melted chocolate, I also sprinkled them on top to give the bars this jeweled, pretty finish they have.

6. Dark Chocolate Rocky Road

Dark Chocolate Rocky Road

Source: Dark Chocolate Rocky Road

This healthy sugar-free Dark Chocolate Rocky Road by Vicky Coates is a quick and easy snack recipe that takes about 10 minutes to whip up! Unlike the traditional rocky road, it contains no marshmallows, added sugar, or butter but tastes incredible!

7. Rocky Road Bark

Rocky Road Bark

Source: Rocky Road Bark

Gelatine-free marshmallows, and dark chocolate, come together to make Vegan rocky road bark by Natalie Tamara. Together with the slight crisp you get from the chocolate when it is in thinner discs like this, the crunch of the chocolate, and the chewy cranberry, this is a mouthful of heaven.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Raspberry Oat Bars

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

For more Animal, Earth, Life, Vegan Food, Health, and Recipe content published daily, subscribe to the One Green Planet Newsletter! Lastly, being publicly-funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!