Spooky Rocky Road


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Spooky Rocky Road – a delicious and easy to make Halloween treat packed with crunchy biscuits, Smarties, marshmallows and lots of chocolate. There’s an option to make it taste like Chocolate Orange too!

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Spooky Rocky Road - a delicious and easy to make Halloween treat packed with crunchy biscuits, Smarties, marshmallows and lots of chocolate. There's an option to make it taste like Chocolate Orange too!
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a rocky road recipe and seeing as I have ones for Easter and Christmas (as well as my classic version) I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween version too.

Spooky Rocky Road - a delicious and easy to make Halloween treat packed with crunchy biscuits, Smarties, marshmallows and lots of chocolate. There's an option to make it taste like Chocolate Orange too!Earlier this year my Creme Egg Rocky Road went a little crazy on Facebook with over 5 million video views in just a few days. However with success comes lots of feedback and one comment that popped up A LOT was “ooh this looks good but make it without the raisins and cherries”. Now personally I like a little fruitiness in my rocky road, but I thought I’d listen to you all and make a new version which leaves these out.

I decided to replace the fruity bits with Smarties (as I wanted to use orange ones to decorate the top so I thought I might as well mix the others in) which I think work really well as they add a slightly different crunch to what you get from the biscuits. I also added a little orange extract (again inspired by the orange smarties) which makes the whole thing taste like chocolate orange (which is one of my favourite things 🙂 ).

Spooky Rocky Road - a delicious and easy to make Halloween treat packed with crunchy biscuits, Smarties, marshmallows and lots of chocolate. There's an option to make it taste like Chocolate Orange too!

Spooky Rocky Road

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 60g white chocolate
  • 250g milk chocolate
  • 120g dark chocolate
  • A few dark or milk chocolate chips
  • 140g butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 150g rich tea biscuits
  • 50g mini marshmallows (these are best popped into the freezer for a couple of hours before using them in this recipe)
  • 100g Smarties
  • ¼tsp orange extract (optional) – this gives it a lovely chocolate orange flavour

I’d recommend using milk and dark chocolate from the baking aisle rather than the sweet aisle in the supermarket as it’s easier to melt and less likely to seize as you heat it.

Method

Watch a quick video of this recipe…

  1. Start by making the spooky shapes to top your rocky road. Melt your white chocolate (60g). Line a tray or large plate with greaseproof paper. Put your melted chocolate into a small piping bag and cut a small hole in the bottom. Pipe a few cobwebs and ghost shapes (take a look at the video to see how I’ve made mine). Use the chocolate chips to make eyes and a mouth on each of the ghosts. Put your spooky shapes into the fridge to set while you make the rest of your rocky road.
  2. Melt in a pan on very low heat the milk chocolate (250g), dark chocolate (120g), butter (140g) and golden syrup (4 tbsp), stirring regularly to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  3. Once the chocolate has melted set aside 150ml to be used later, leave the rest in the pan but turn off the heat.
  4. Crush the rich tea biscuits (150g) into small pieces and fold into the chocolate mixture in the pan.
  5. Take your smarties (100g), remove the orange ones and fold the rest into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Mix in the marshmallows (50g)
  7. Lay out baking parchment onto a tray (20cmx26cm) and spoon the mixture onto it. Press down firmly on the mixture to compress it so it forms an even layer.
  8. Pour the 150ml of melted chocolate, which you set aside earlier, evenly across the top of the mixture. The idea is to fill in any gaps with it, and create a slightly smoother top surface. The liquid should only just cover all of the surface, so you may need to spread it with a spoon or spatula to distribute it evenly.
  9. Decorate the top with your spooky white chocolate shapes (as the chocolate you poured over the top is still a little warm these shapes with melt a little and stick to the top) and the orange smarties.
  10. Finally put it in the fridge to set. It will be set enough to eat in about two hours, although I prefer to leave overnight.
  11. Once set, cut it into squares and serve.

Spooky Rocky Road - a delicious and easy to make Halloween treat packed with crunchy biscuits, Smarties, marshmallows and lots of chocolate. There's an option to make it taste like Chocolate Orange too!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 412 kcal (21%), Fat: 25.4g (36%), Saturated Fat: 14.8g (74%), Carbohydrates: 41.1g (16%), Sugar: 32.7g (36%), Fibre: 1.4g (6%), Protein: 3.9g (8%), Salt: 0.2g (3%)

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.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Egg-Free
  • Nut-Free

The ingredients for this recipe are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Spooky Rocky Road - a delicious and easy to make Halloween treat packed with crunchy biscuits, Smarties, marshmallows and lots of chocolate.


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15 Comments:

  1. You can’t beat a Rocky Road, especially at this time of year. Love those ghosts xx

  2. Adorable and perfect for Halloween! Gonna try leaving this one here for my Halloween party =)

  3. What a fab twist on such a popular classic Charlotte! I love the chocolate orange flavour – and your video is so so good – such an inspiration.
    Angela x

    • Thanks Angela. I have no willpower when it comes to anything chocolate orange so I couldn’t resist adding a bit of orange flavour.

  4. Oooh yummy! I have got one of the twins looking over my shoulder asking to make some! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  5. I like the fruity bits too so I’m happy with a few raisins & the odd cherry!

    I love the ghost & cobweb decoration on the top of these 🙂

    • Glad it’s not just me, I was starting to feel like the odd one over on Facebook when I put it into the Creme Egg version.

  6. These are brilliant!Love that you can make them ahead,ideal for a Halloween Tea with which I am currently obsessed at the mo!

  7. This looks epic Charlotte and I love the video!

    • Thanks Vicki. My boys watched the video and now think I can actually magically remove orange smarties from a bowl just by waving my hands.

  8. Oh, this really appeals to my childish self, especially the use of Smarties instead of fruit. And I adore all the spooky ghosties too. This is so fab! xx

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    • I only added them because I wanted to use the orange ones so thought I’d add the rest in to replace the fruit but they actually work really well as they add a lovely crunch.

  9. This looks so fun, I think I would definitely add the orange flavour as I can’t resist chocolate orange!

    • I originally made it without but the orange Smarties were adding a hint of orange flavour and I really liked it so I decided to add a bit more. I’m thinking of making a proper chocolate orange rocky road with segments of chocolate orange across the top. I’ve got a few in the cupboard from when they were on special offer 🙂

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