Squares of rocky road on a chopping board

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins plus chilling


Serves 12

Great for a bake sale, a gift, or simply an afternoon treat to enjoy with a cuppa, this rocky road is quick to make and uses mainly storecupboard ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (with raisins)

  • kcal320
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 200g digestive biscuits (Rich Tea can also be used)
  • 135g butter or margarine



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa works best)
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 2-3 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 100g mini marshmallows (chopped regular marshmallows work too)
  • icing sugar, to dust

Optional (up to 100g)

  • raisins, dried cranberries or any dried fruit
  • nuts
  • popcorn
  • honeycomb, broken into pieces



    Confectionery honeycomb is known by many names around the world, including hokey-pokey or cinder…


  1. Grease and line an 18cm square brownie tin with baking paper.

  2. Place 200g digestive biscuits in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin or just the side of your fist until they're broken into a mixture of everything between dust and 50p-sized lumps. Set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan melt 135g butter or margarine, 200g dark chocolate and 2-3 tbsp golden syrup over a gentle heat stirring constantly until there are no or almost no more lumps of chocolate visible, then remove from the heat. Leave to cool.

  4. Take the biscuits, 100g mini marshmallows and up to 100g of additional ingredients (dried fruit, nuts, popcorn, honeycomb), if you like, and stir into the chocolate mixture until everything is completely covered.

  5. Tip the mixture into the lined baking tin, and spread it out to the corners. Chill for at least 2 hrs then dust with icing sugar and cut into 12 fingers.

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19th Nov, 2019
I made this with my Beavers group, worked great and tasted fab. Used broken up candy canes to make it Christmas themed.
12th Oct, 2018
I made a gluten free version of it and added currents. It was simple and delicious.
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Sarah Barrett
3rd Mar, 2018
I always swap out golden syrup for black treacle which gives it a bit of extra umph. I also never add fruit or nuts but instead try out a new chocolate bar each time - Cadbury's caramel bars work a treat!
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7th Nov, 2017
Oh and rich tea instead of digestive biscuits make a nice alternative.
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7th Nov, 2017
Absolutely spot on. The nicest Rocky road ever. I add dried cherries to mine.
Tanya B
7th Sep, 2017
I love to add crystallised stem ginger, cut in to small pieces with scissors. Also have experimented with sprinkles of chocolate covered crispies on top and chcoclate covered popping candy to keep everyone on their toes!
19th Jul, 2017
I have made this many times and it always goes down a treat. I add cranberries and sometimes I use gingernut biscuits and rich tea. Whatever I use, it never last long.
2nd Jul, 2017
I used this recipe but made up the 300g of ingredients with a mix of digestives, marshmallow, raisins, popcorn and salted peanuts. Yum
7th Jun, 2017
Added can of condensed millk and melted some white chocolate to drizzle over the top
21st Apr, 2017
Fantastic recipe. Don't use marg, seems to cause problems with setting and butter tastes a million times better. Use decent chocolate too, anything but the bottom of the range. I put crushed maltesers and smarties as additional ingredients into the last batch....didn't last long in my house. Today I'm trying jelly babies and smarties. The syrup adds extra flavour that some recipes dont have, can also also add few drops of vanilla essence.


26th Oct, 2016
Love this recipe, used malted milk biscuits, as didn't have any rich tea or digestives, with marshmallows and little sprinkles! Only one problem, I put the mixture into the tin and there was loads of butter on the top and around the sides, I used the right amount of butter like the recipie said, did anyone else have this problem?
16th Jun, 2016
What's best to use, digestive biscuits or rich tea?
14th Nov, 2015
I added Glacé Cherries!
30th Aug, 2014
Could you please tell me what dimensions the baking tray should be?
22nd Feb, 2018
I use a combination of digestive, caramelised biscuits, crunches and maple syrup. Use real butter only. When finished I put a Malteser to mark each piece. Rocky Road with Speed Bumps.
10th Jan, 2017
I love this recipe and make them regularly. For Christmas I added some cranberries, pecans, 1 orange juice and zest. Covered with loads of snowy icing sugar and edible silver glitter. Sooo christmassy :)
17th Dec, 2015
Iuse 300g dark chocolate but the real secret is forget the biscuits (crunchie`s are the real rocks in the road)
29th Aug, 2013
Add a bag of rolos for the perfect chewy combination.
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