Ahh...Rocky Road. Chocolately, chewy, crunchy deliciousness, is there anything better? Turns out...no.
Until last year I had never made my own Rocky Road...and I know they are extremely naughty but it was all in aid of a good cause! (sort of...) You see in the world of Retail everyone has to do the dreaded 'Stocktake' at some point in the year, they are long, dreary affairs which require endless preparation and are generally the last thing you want to be doing of an evening.
So last year I made these to take and cheer everyone up...well they went down a storm and I think everyone wanted the recipe! And guess what?! This Monday is yet again Stocktake evening so in honour of that I wanted to share the recipe with you for when you are having one of 'those' days!
- 100g Unsalted Butter
- 300g Chocolate ( I used half milk / plain)
- 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
This is the base for all the other goodies you can add in...this next part of the recipe list is a real rough guide to what I added but by all means get creative and add in whatever you want! Any type of biscuits would work, salted pretzels would be awesome or maybe some gummy sweets instead of marshmallows...
- Half a packet of Rich Tea Biscuits
- A Handful of Dried Cranberries (traditionally glace cherries are used but I detest them!)
- One packet of Malteasers / One Crunchie bar
- Roughly 75g of Mini Marshmallows
- Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water along with the butter and the golden syrup. Make sure the bowl isn't touching the water.
- Heat gently until you have a gorgeous pool of molten chocolate.
- Once melted take off the heat and crumble in the biscuits along with the other ingredients.
- Stir until each piece is well coated, if there seems like too much chocolate left then add in a few more ingredients.
- The mix should mostly be all the good things you have put in, you want a bite of everything not just chocolate...
- Tip the mix into a foil lined deep rectangular tin.
- Leave to cool slightly to room temp and then pop in the fridge to solidify.
- Once solid take out and carefully remove from the foil, cut into squares as big as you dare!
- This keeps best in the fridge in an airtight container.