Friday, 11 April 2014

It's a Rocky Old Road...

Cutting up the marshmallows...or, unlike me, you could just remember to buy the wee ones.
Broken ginger nuts...no jokes allowed.

Melt the chocolate-and sneakily lick the spoon.
Cut up the crunchies...no nibbling.

His sole reason for helping-craping the bowl.

Post licking the bowl .
Pop in the fridge for an hour or so.

Stick the kettle on and get stuck in.
You literally cannot beat a really good high quality Rocky Road. Honestly,  I never thought I'd say this, but it even gives my favourite traybake in the entire world-the caramel square- a run for its money.
 Easy peasy, no cooking, loved by everyone-it's the absolute bomb. There are various recipes out there-ones with cherries and raisins and nuts but IMHO this one is the best. Shamefully stolen from my bloggy buddy Sarah Miles' foodie website What Would Nigella Do? it's decadent and delicious-the only problem being that it disappears far too quickly.
Top tip-make sure to use good quality chocolate-none of that chocolate flavoured brown crap also known as 'Cooking Chocolate' allowed -it must be Cadbury's or similar. (It's paramount you agree with me on this, otherwise we simply can't be friends anymore...yes, I take my chocolate that seriously).
Now I think of it, it's perfect for using up leftover Easter eggs-last year we had 11!
Here's the recipe-let me know what you think.

Rocky Roads
  • 450g milk chocolate
  • 150g ginger biscuits, broken up haphazardly
  • 100g small marshmallows
  • 2 x 40g Crunchie bars, cut into 1cm chunks

How to make it

Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
Place the milk chocolate in a heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Allow the chocolate to melt slowly. Once the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and allow the chocolate to cool to just above room temperature, otherwise it will melt the marshmallows.
Stir in the other ingredients and press into the prepared tin. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours or until set, then cut into squares and serve!


  1. "Left over Easter eggs"??? does not compute...

    I'm going to try these, they look fab

  2. Get behind me Satan! Scrummy!!!! Although no way ever will they be better than caramel squares Emma!

  3. Hi Emma, have just made your rocky road for Easter Sunday. Don't think it is going to last that long though, absolutely scrummy!!!! Calories, what calories? ;-)