For the second round, I decreased the chocolate chip amount and added them, along with a few additional marshmallows, after the wet and dry ingredients were mixed. This resulted in an chunkier, mottled texture and flavor.
Oatmeal Rocky Road No-Bake Cookies
Makes 1 dozen (though this is easily doubled)
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup flaked, unsweetened coconut
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups plus 1/4 cup mini marshmallows, divided
2 Tablespoons of butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray or misted oil. Spread oats and walnuts on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring once during baking time, until fragrant and lightly toasted. Cool.
Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with waxed paper and spray lightly with cooking spray or grease lightly with butter. Tip: tape waxed paper to cookie sheet to prevent slippage when placing cookies.
Pour cooled oat mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add coconut and salt then stir and set aside. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add butter and 2 cups of marshmallows. Stir continuously until mixture is melted and smooth, the remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla.
Pour marshmallow mixture into dry ingredients and stir until evenly combined. Immediately add reserved 1/4 cup of marshmallows and chocolate chips and continue stirring until evenly distributed and chocolate chips are just starting to melt. Drop mixture by heaping Tablespoons onto prepared waxed paper to make 12 cookies. Set aside until cool and firm.
Store in an airtight container.