Rocky Road to Ruin…

Rocky Roads are the perfect weekend treat. Chocolate, biscuit, marshmallows… What’s not to love? We’ve made the odd batch of Rocky Road in our household in the past, but since coming across a new ramped up version (added Maltesers… Whaaaat?!) in our Nosh for Busy Mums and Dads cook book, we knew we had to try it immediately.

Rocky Road is super easy to make. For a start there’s no baking involved. Just melt stuff together, then add the rest of the stuff! That’s pretty much it. But here’s a bit of a clearer recipe…

What you need:

  • 100g butter
  • 225g plain chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 100g packet Maltesers
  • 100g packet white chocolate chips
  • 100g packet mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 x 300g packet of Hobnobs, broken up
  • Icing sugar to top, if you’re fancy

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

Gently heat the butter, chocolate, syrup and sugar in a pan until the sugar crystals disappear. Then stir in the cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Set this aside to cool for 15 minutes. Lick the spoon.

See, that’s the easy melting part done.

Melty chocolate. Yum.

Melty chocolate. Yum.

Then put the Malteser’s, chocolate chips, marshmallows and biscuits in a bowl together.

Rocky Road 2

Once the chocolate has cooled, pour the dry ingredients in and mix everything all together.

Mixing it up.

Mixing it up.

Rocky Road 4

Tip in to the lined baking tray and spread evenly. Now put in the fridge and leave for at least 2 hours. This is the really hard bit. The waiting. But I’m afraid it must be done.

After a couple of hours, turn it out on to a board and cut in to squares. Big ones if it’s just for you, and then some small ones if you’ve got guests coming *wink*.

If you want, you can dust some icing sugar over the top to make them that extra bit fancy.  These are fancy enough without for me though! If they last longer than 10 minutes, be sure to store them in the fridge.

Rocky Road 5Now you know what you can do with your extra hour this morning… You’re welcome.

Rocky Road 6

 

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