Everyone loves rocky road. Super sweet, with chocolate, peanuts, marshmallow and maybe cherries or jelly pieces, it’s a nice mix of taste and textures.
It’s pretty easy to make, and I often fling a few ingredients together to make rocky road for friends or family.
This is the version that I make that’s “Adults Only”! It’s got lots of stuff in it that adults will like – dark chocolate and ginger for instance. But it’s still got good old marshmallow. You can’t have rocky road without marshmallow.
So here’s the recipe – or rather, the procedure, since there’ s no cooking involved, and quantities are really a matter of personal preference.
200g good quality dark chocolate
a handful of nuts – macadamias, hazelnuts and almonds are really good
several pieces of crystallized ginger
a handful of glace cherries and/or any other glace fruit (pineapple and apricot are nice)
several pink and white marshmallows
and anything else you think might go well in the rocky road
50g white chocolate for decorating
Line a rectangular or square baking tin with baking paper. Roughly chop the larger pieces of glace fruit. It really doesn’t matter that much what size the pieces are, as the rocky road eventually gets broken up. Scatter the pieces any old how over the baking paper.
Carefully melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water on the stove, making sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
Once the chocolate has melted, pour it into the baking tin, so that it covers the “rubble” of ingredients that will make the rocky road.
Leave to set for a few hours, or stick in the fridge for a faster set or if it’s a hot day.
You can decorate the rocky road if you like. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over simmering water as you did for the dark chocolate. Drizzle over the set chocolate slab, using a skewer or the end of a knife. When the white chocolate is quite set, break up the large chocolate slab into rough pieces or cut with a knife into even or rough pieces. Great to serve with coffee or wrap up as gifts at Christmas.
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