Friday, 16 December 2011

Rocky Road

I have finally finished Uni for Christmas! I now have five weeks of obsessive baking ahead of me, once we get our oven back!

After a week of excessive studying, all I needed was some form of baking to relieve some stress. As I'm mostly limited to my microwave, Rocky Roads seemed the best option! I get the impression that, as long as they have chocolate and biscuits, Rocky Roads can have anything you like in them. Cue the creativity!

Unfortunately, pictures are limited as I made around 20 and most of them went with my dad to work. As my tray is quite small, the recipe gave me 12 decent size squares and a few in some cupcake cases. So, by the time I got up the next morning, all of the good ones had gone, hence the rubbish photos!

Needless to say, they were delicious. I've only ever had a pre-made, packaged rocky road (deprived childhood?) which are soft but these ones were chocolatey, crunchy and gooey, an all round hit!

We also got around to putting up our Christmas tree, Merry Christmas everyone!

Rocky Roads- recipe adapted from Good To Know


100g unsalted butter
225g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
2tbsp golden syrup
2tbsp cocoa powder
2tbsp caster sugar
100g Maltesers
100g mixed milk and white chocolate chips- I used half choc chips and half fudge chunks
100g mini marshmallows
225g ginger biscuits, broken into pieces- I used digestive biscuits and found this was too many
Icing sugar to dust


Line a 20cm (8in) square cake tin with baking parchment.

In a small pan, heat the butter, plain chocolate, golden syrup, caster sugar, cocoa powder and stir together with a wooden spoon. Once melted together, leave to cool for 10 mins- This worked brilliantly in my microwave in 10 second bursts, painfully slow but worth it!

In a large bowl, place the Maltesers, milk and white chocolate chip, mini marshmallows, ginger biscuits and bind together with the melted chocolate sauce.
Pour into the lined tin and leave to set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hrs.
Remove from cake tin and slice into 16 snack-sized rocky road bars- depends on how generous you are!
Dust the rocky road with icing sugar to serve.



MissCakeBaker said...

Love Rocky Road! Yours looks great!

The Caked Crusader said...

Merry christmas to you - enjoy your break from studying!

Shaheen said...

Wishing you a Merry Chritmas and a Happy New Year, now can I please have one of your rocky roads, that is of course if there are any left over.

Kim said...

Hope you've got your oven back now, a baker's nightmare! Mmm your rocky road looks lovely, I've never thought of putting Maltesers in, what an awesome idea. Hope you've had a lovely Christmas!

Lucie said...

Rocky Road in one of my fav's - yours looks delish - very festive. Thank you for following my blog - I am now following you too - I don't want to miss anything. Lucie x

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious snack looks wonderful lovely site nice to meet you

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