A scrumptious, indulgent and easy-to-make rocky road recipe.
Whoever came up with the idea for rocky road was a genius. It requires no baking, contains lots of yummy ingredients and no one expects it to look picture perfect! The only down-side is that it is none too healthy.
Having made several batches of rocky road, much to the delight of my two boys, I have four tips to make the perfect recipe:
- Don’t break the biscuits too small. If you do the rocky road lacks a bit in crunch. This picture shows the size I would recommend.
- Freeze the marshmallows before-hand. The first couple of times I made the recipe, when I added the marshmallows to the chocolate mixture (even after allowing the chocolate to cool for a few minutes) they melted. The recipe still tasted great, but the marshmallow flavour and gooey texture got a bit lost.
- Set aside some melted chocolate for the end. Once you have laid out your final mixture in a tray, pouring over this chocolate helps to fill in any gaps and gives a slightly smoother look on top.
- Use a combination of dark and milk chocolate. Use all dark chocolate and the recipe tastes too rich, all milk chocolate and the recipe is too sweet.
There are lots of variations of rocky roads. Marshmallows and biscuits are generally included in all, but then different versions include adding in nuts (brazil, walnut, pistachio, coconut) or various berries (cranberries, blueberries, strawberries). As I am not a huge fan of nuts I opted for raisins and cherries. I like the sweetness and slightly different texture they add.
My final thought is that rocky roads don’t stack too well due to their uneven nature…but we thought we would attempt a photo anyway!
- Weighing scales
- Medium sized saucepan
- Wooden spoon
- Pestle and mortar – for crushing the biscuits. If you don’t have a pestle and mortar you can put the biscuits into a bag, wrap the bag in a tea towel and shahs it a few times with a rolling pin (or similar).
- Jug – to store the chocolate mixture you have set aside to pour over the top of your rocky road
- Sharp knife
- Greaseproof paper
- Dish/baking tray (approximately 20cm x 15 cm) – I use this Alan Silverwood multisize foldaway cake pan as it can be adjusted to the exact size I’m after.
Rocky road nutritional information per serving
This is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.