I’ve always been a fan of big blocks of the lolly, marshmallow and nut-studded chocolatey mess that is rocky road. Recently one of my work colleagues produced some absolutely delish rocky road that set me on a spin for the stuff. So when a noticed a supermarket flyer with a recipe for it that I’d once stuck to the fridge, the writing was on the wall… (er, close enough!)
This version took me a little by surprise – it seemed to be a (slightly) healthier take on the treat masquerading as Christmas fare. While I would scoff at such a ‘calorie saver’ during the silly season, for the rest of the year we don’t eat silly amounts of certain foods so a less calorific option is more welcome 😉 In this recipe marshmallows stay (they are fat-free after all…), and some freshly roasted peanuts were welcome, but over-sweet chewy lollies are replaced by dried cherries. Of course, we can’t do much about all the chocolate that’s needed..
The original recipe is here along with a lovely picture demonstrating how you could package yours and give it away as gifts (some of mine went to the students in our home group who were studying hard for exams). I found that there was definitely not enough chocolate compared to the other ingredients, and I ‘finished packets’ of some things, so ultimately I probably increased the recipe by about a third. But who’s going to complain for more and thicker slices of this treat?!?!
Rocky Road Slice
750g dark chocolate buttons (two packets – buy the cheapest kind of choc bits!)
200g dry-roasted nuts (peanuts, brazil nuts, whatever you like)
200g glace cherries, or other fruit if you prefer
200g shortbread biscuits (I used Scotch fingers)
150g mini marshmallows
|After burning it, the chocolate returned to a smooth consistency by adding milk|