Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Going out to a friends house and need a gift to take but don't have the time or enthusiasm to switch on the oven- Rocky Road is your answer.
It has all the charm of an oven baked treat with only a little melting and stirring to contend with.  The original recipes for Rocky Road contain nuts, and feel free to reduce the quantity of marshmallows and add your nut of choice- chopped brazils work really well. 



  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 175g soft butter
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup (or table syrup if you cannot find golden syrup)
  • 250g graham crackers (or digestive biscuits )
  • 200g mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar


  1. Chop both sorts of chocolate small, or use chocolate buttons made for melting, and then put into a heavy-based pan to melt with the butter and syrup over a gentle heat.
  2. Put the biscuits into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin to get big- and little-sized crumbs; you want some pieces to crunch and some sandy rubble.
  3. Take the pan off the heat, and add the crushed biscuits and mini-marshmallows. Turn carefully to coat everything with syrupy chocolate.
  4. Tip into a foil tray or silicone tray ( 236mm x 296mm / 9¼ x 12 inches), smoothing the top as best you can- it will look bumpy, don't panic, that's your rocky road! 
  5. Refrigerate until firm enough to cut, which will take about 1 1/2–2 hours. Then take the set block of rocky road out of the foil tray ready to cut.
  6. Push the icing sugar through a small sieve to dust the top of the Rocky Road.
  7. Cut into the desired number of pieces- smaller works better and leaves people reaching for a 2nd, 3rd....4th piece!

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