Squares of rocky road on a chopping board

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins plus chilling

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 200g digestive biscuits (Rich Tea can also be used)
  • 135g butter or margarine
    Butter

    Butter

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

  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa works best)
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    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
    Honeycomb

    Honeycomb

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

Method

  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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Mummymeek
19th Apr, 2014
OMG!! These are YUMMY, just done a batch for tomorrows Easter egg hunt/ bake sale not sure they'll last that long! Used half milk half dark as suggested and threw in dried mixed fruit and crushed walnuts too, scrummy.
meldrewman
13th Sep, 2013
Disappointing. After they'd had 3 hours in the fridge the base was still sticky and a little greasy. I'll be trying a different recipe.
cheekiimonkeyx
12th Sep, 2013
I added crushed daim bars and used milk chocolate instead of plain - such a treat!
smartruth
10th May, 2013
Love this recipe. Made these with my 3 year old but used 100g milk choc and 100g dark. Added raisins and maltesers and these taste amazing!
rachelwhetstone
3rd May, 2013
I used this recipe as a base, but I used about 150g of dark chocolate and 150g of malteaser teaser bar chocolate. I also substituted digestive biscuits for shortbread and added Turkish delight chunks, raisins and macadamia nuts. I personally think this take on the rocky road is delicious so if you like the extras I've mentioned, give it a try! In the future I might try adding smashed up cadburys crunchie instead of the malteaser bar.
sadie1503
19th Apr, 2013
Love this recipe it is yummy and very easy to make great for dinner party!
pinkice
19th Apr, 2013
5.05
I add lightly crushed maltesers and chocolate digestives. yum yum.
phoenixfortune
12th Apr, 2013
2.05
Aftee two attempts, I still haven't got this recipe to work. After 5 hours in the fridge, it was still a very sticky mixture and therefore difficult to cut, and I only added 2 tbsp of golden syrup. A layer of solidified fat also accumulated on top, which makes me think the amount given is too much. The taste is fair, but the appearance is off-putting. I'll try Nigella's recipe next, as the ingredient quantities are different.
stevengjackson
28th Aug, 2014
I'm not sure what your doing wrong. I have just found this recipe, made a batch and they worked first time. Try the 50%milk/dark chocolate and see if that helps. Remember to turn off the heat.
phoenixfortune
12th Apr, 2013
2.05
Aftee two attempts, I still haven't got this recipe to work. After 5 hours in the fridge, it was still a very sticky mixture and therefore difficult to cut, and I only added 2 tbsp of golden syrup. A layer of solidified fat also accumulated on top, which makes me think the amount given is too much. The taste is fair, but the appearance is off-putting. I'll try Nigella's recipe next, as the ingredient quantities are different.

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