Two Peas and Their Pod

Rocky Ledge Bars

Rocky Ledge Bars

We found out yesterday that Two Peas and Their Pod is a finalist in the “Tastiest” Blog category for the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards. We are excited and extremely honored. Thank you to everyone who voted and for your continued support. We have the best readers, followers, friends, and family. We are celebrating with Rocky Ledge Bars today, everyone needs and deserves a sweet treat!

The top five finalists in the “Tastiest” Blog category are as follows:

A Southern Fairytale
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
This Week For Dinner
Two Peas and Their Pod

For a complete list of categories and the finalists visit BlogLuxe’s Award page. Congratulations everyone! I am still pinching myself. I can’t believe Two Peas and Their Pod is listed with such amazing blogs. I admire the creators behind each and every one of those blogs-talk about talent!  The winners will be announced on August 5th, we are already winners though. We love our little blog and all of you! So thanks again!

Now onto the treats. I have been eyeing the Rocky Ledge bars in Martha Stewart’s Cookies book for a long time now. They are loaded with sugary goodness-marshmallows, chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, and caramel. I think that says it all. These babies are super sweet and super delicious.

If you are looking for a simple salad for a hot summer night, try our Grapefruit, Orange, and Avocado Salad with Feta Cheese. It’s light and refreshing.

Rocky Ledge Bars

Yield: 16 bars

Cook Time: 35 minutes


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup butterscotch chips
18 soft caramel-candy cubes, coarsely chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper, allowing a 2-inch overhang on the longer sides. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. Set the pan aside.

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix until smooth.

3. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in half of each of the marshmallows, chocolates, butterscotch chips, and caramels.

4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows, chocolates, butterscotch chips, and caramels on top.

5. Bake until top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Lift out of pan, and transfer to a baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes.

6. Remove parchment, and cut into about triangles or squares.

If you like these Rocky Ledge bars, you might also like:

Caramel Chocolate Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Magic Bars from Baking Bites
Coconut Chocolate Chunk Blondies from Brown Eyed Baker

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61 Responses to “Rocky Ledge Bars”

  1. Rosa — July 20, 2010 @ 4:13 am


    Those look so irresistible!



  2. Congrats!!! How exciting!! and what a great treat to celebrate. It brings me back to my childhood with the rocky road theme!

  3. Erica — July 20, 2010 @ 4:39 am

    Congrats! Y’all totally deserve it. These bars look like an amazing treat and I’m sure they’d be a hit at any party.

  4. Joanne — July 20, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    Super congrats! you guys seriously deserve it…case in point. These bars. Amazing!

  5. Renee (Kudos Kitchen) — July 20, 2010 @ 5:52 am

    These cookie bars look amazing! Love the way you cut them to look like shards of rock. Very creative! Also, congratulations on your being a finalist in the Blogluxe tastiest blog contest. You deserve it!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet — July 20, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    Congrats Maria! So well deserved – you guys have a fabulous blog! And these cookie bars look delicious. :)

  7. Kalynskitchen — July 20, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    Congratulations on being a finalist!

  8. These look insanely good! I really need to get Martha’s cookies book. I have her cupcakes book and love it. And thank you for the shout out in your round up!

  9. kat — July 20, 2010 @ 6:35 am


  10. Shaina — July 20, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    I saw yesterday and was so excited for you. Congratulations! Definitely well deserved.

  11. Cara — July 20, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    congrats, you deserve it!

  12. Cookiepie — July 20, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Congratulations!!! So well deserved!

    Those bars look fab, love all the different chips and goodies in there :)

  13. Congratulations!!!! And your bars look delicious! [K]

  14. Traci — July 20, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    Congratulations Maria! Hope you win! And these bars look absolutely delicious!!

  15. Congratulations! How cool is that?

    These bars look dangerous.

  16. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — July 20, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    Congrats! You absolutely deserve this and I hope you win!! :)

  17. megan — July 20, 2010 @ 8:09 am

    Congratulations, that is awesome news! You totally deserve it – everything I’ve made from your site has been incredible, and your pictures are beautiful. That being said, I can’t wait to make these rocky ledge bars!

  18. Duchess of Fork — July 20, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    Maria- these bars look amazing! Big congrats on being a finalist! You guys deserve it! :)

  19. Rachel (S[d]OC) — July 20, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    Congrats. Very well deserved.

    These cookies are da bomb. I am getting cavities just reading this post.

  20. Rosemary — July 20, 2010 @ 9:29 am

    Congrats Maria!!

  21. pigpigscorner — July 20, 2010 @ 10:05 am


  22. Pam — July 20, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    Congratulations! These bars look and sound amazing.

  23. Oh, those bars look GOOD. I love butterscotch chips! And fantastic news!!!

  24. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — July 20, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    Congrats on being a finalist, but with tasty treats like these – no one really wonders how you made it! Yum!

  25. Bonnie — July 20, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    Congratulations Maria. This looks like another great cookie recipe.

  26. Laura — July 20, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    Wow, these look fantastic, and how exciting for you guys! What a huge compliment!

  27. Krista — July 20, 2010 @ 11:07 am

    I am SO HAPPY for you guys!! Your blog deserves to be on that list! My heart swells with pride when I think of how much you have accomplished in the last year. I feel blessed and honored to call you one of my friends!

    And also, these rocky ledge bars are going to the TOP of my list of things to make in 88 days. I’m currently on day 2 of P90X and I’ve promised myself I would avoid keeping sweet treats in the house until its all over :)

  28. Kathy — July 20, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Congratulations! I don’t know how I could choose! All my favorite bloggers are on the list. I love you all!

  29. Kristina — July 20, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    Check out my blog- you got an award! :) Blessings!

  30. Becky — July 20, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    How wonderful, congrats!! And thank you for yet another yummy recipe that I’m adding to my list – these bars look amazing! : )

  31. amber — July 20, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    CONGRATS!! You guys totally deserve it. This dessert looks scrumptious.

  32. Jenny — July 20, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    These are my go to potluck dessert! They are a true crowd pleaser and are simply delicious!

    Congrats on the nomination!

  33. Chef Dennis — July 20, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    congratulations on making the final cut for the blog awards!! Those bars you made look delicious!! thank so much for sharing that recipe with us!

  34. Emily — July 20, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    Those bars look awesome! I happen to have all those ingredients in my pantry, so I’m really tempted to make them now. Congrats on your nomination!

  35. Heather I. — July 20, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    Congratulations, you totally deserve that award! Those bars look way too tempting, so many sweet add-ins I could never resist!

  36. Barbara Bakes — July 20, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    Congratulations!! These bars look like the perfect way to celebrate!

  37. YUMMY!!!!

    Congratulations! I’m honored to be in the finals with y’all and the other amazing nominees!

    Good luck!

    WOW, those seriously look delicious! Becoming a subscriber, now 😉

    • twopeas replied: — July 20th, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

      Congrats to you too Rachel:)

  38. twopeas — July 20, 2010 @ 6:50 pm

    Thanks everyone! We really are honored to be in the Top 5!

  39. MAC — July 20, 2010 @ 6:57 pm


    YUM! Rocky Ledge Bars look like a REAL treat!

  40. Nadia — July 20, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

    I am *drooling.* I really wish I had all the ingredients for these right now!

    Congrats on the Blog Luxe awards, good luck!

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