Ok, it doesn’t just have to be for Christmas! But Christmas seems to be a great excuse to cook loads of delicious sweet treats. I love making homemade gifts for people at Christmas and rocky road would have to be one of the easiest and tastiest treats that can be tied up in cellophane and ribbon and handed out to friends at Christmas. Also see our Turkish Rocky Road Recipe for a different delicious option.
Makes about 40 - 3cm x 3cm pieces
300g Milk Chocolate – Chopped up into pieces (the smaller the better)
150g Softened Butter- Chopped into 1 cm slices
3 heaped tablespoons of Golden Syrup
180g Mini Marshmallows
120g Crunchie Bars – Chopped up roughly into approximately 1 cm chunks
200g Salted Peanuts (the salted might seem strange, but trust me it adds a new level to this rocky road)
150g of Red Jelly Sweets, any kind will do – chopped into 1cm pieces -
(you may have to eat all the non-red ones from the packet :) )
1. Grease a 20cm x 20cm baking tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
2. In a large bowl, add the Mini Marshmallows, chopped crunchie bars, peanuts and chopped red sweets. Give it all a good mix and set aside.
3. Place a large glass bowl over a saucepan that has about 5cm of water in it. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
4. Over a low heat, melt the chocolate in the bowl. Once the chocolate is starting to melt, add the butter and golden syrup. I like to start the chocolate melting first as the chocolate can go grainy if the butter melts to quickly. Giving the chocolate a head start should avoid this.
5. Keep stirring the mixture until the chocolate has completely melted. Take the bowl off the saucepan to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn but watch out for the steam that will be trapped under the bowl.
6. Pore the melted chocolate mixture over the bowl of nuts and sweets and give it a good stir, so everything is covered.
7. Pore the mixture into the prepared tin and press it down with a spatula so the top is even.
8. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set.
9. Once it is set, cut it into 3cm x 3cm pieces (or whatever size you like!) with a sharp knife.
10. Eat it like this or add it to a Christmas Goodie Bag.