This recipe for Rocky Road has definitely evolved over time and continues to do so! Essentially, it’s all about what you have in your larder. Anything chocolatey, crunchy, nutty and gooey will do, from caramel to honeycomb, marshmallows to walnuts.
As an avid foodie and baker, and long time dieter, I decided to try and curb my sweet cravings by baking sugary delights for friends and work colleagues. It seemed with this Rocky Road recipe that I was on to a winner, the only true failure being that it, of course, no surprise to anyone but me, did quite the opposite.
Over the past year, I have played around with the recipe in numerous ways, and still do, but this version is definitely the best yet. Onwards and upwards along a rocky road!
The recipe is super easy, and perfect for kids to help make. It’s hardly a healthy snack, but a nice treat once in a while. They are perfect for taking to picnics, into work or sending to a kids party…just don’t expect any back. The size of the rocky road pieces is entirely up to you and depend solely on how much you like the guests you’re feeding! We recommend using dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa.
We are so happy to share this recipe with you as we know it’s one of our most popular and simple tray bakes. If you decided to make this at home, don’t forget to tag us on Twitter or Instagram with #ohtastekitchen. We would love to see how your mountainous rock road pieces turn out.
- 250 g unsalted butter
- 300 g dark chocolate (the darker the better!)
- 100 g golden syrup
- 250 g Dark Chocolate digestive biscuits
- 200g bag marshmallows
- 150g Smarties
- 4 x Crunchie Bars (or even better, homemade honeycomb)
- 150g Twix Bars
- 150g Maltesers
- Line a tin (roughly 20cm x 25cm) with baking paper.
- Chop chocolate and biscuits into chunks. Half marshmallows. Mix in the large bowl and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie. (Half-fill a medium pan with boiling water and simmer over a low heat. Place a heatproof bowl over the pan of simmering water and chocolate)
- Add golden syrup together and butter to melted chocolate, melt and continue to stir. Set aside.
- Pour smooth mixture over the bowl of chocolate pieces and mix well and pour into tin. Press down with the back of a spoon to make sure everything is packed together tightly.
- Leave to set in the fridge (approx. 2 hours), and resist the urge to dive in early. It will be worth the wait!
- Once set, remove from the fridge and cut into chunks. (The size of the pieces is up to you...how generous are you feeling?)
- Feel free to mix and match chcocolate - anything can go in to these bars. The key is to get lots of different textures in there. Feel free to add nuts and coconut flakes too.