Spooky Rocky Road
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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
- 60 g white chocolate
- 250 g milk chocolate
- 120 g dark chocolate
- A few dark or milk chocolate chips
- 140 g butter
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 150 g rich tea biscuits
- 50 g mini marshmallows these are best popped into the freezer for a couple of hours before using them in this recipe
- 100 g Smarties
- ¼ tsp orange extract optional – this gives it a lovely chocolate orange flavour
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 prepare the rest of your rocky road.
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.
Once the chocolate has melted, set aside 150ml to be used later. Leave the rest in the pan but turn off the heat.
Crush the rich tea biscuits (150g) into small pieces and fold into the chocolate mixture in the pan.
Take your smarties (100g), remove the orange ones and fold the rest into the chocolate mixture.
Mix in the marshmallows (50g).
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.
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 the surface, so you may need to spread it with a spoon or spatula to distribute it evenly.
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.
Finally, put it in the fridge to set. It will be ready to eat in about two hours, although I prefer to leave overnight.
Once set, cut it into squares and serve.
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.
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Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.1g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 25.4g | Saturated Fat: 14.9g | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 32.7g