Christmas rocky road
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus at least 3 hrs chilling
- 20 squares
- 100g butter, cut into cubes, plus extra for the tin
- 250g Christmas biscuits, such as shortbread or chocolate biscuits
- 75g shelled nuts (use up a bag of whole nuts, or bits and bobs from the baking cupboard)
- 100g mixed dried fruit (such as raisins, cherries or glacé ginger)
- 75g Christmas sweets (candy canes, marshmallows or jelly sweets)
- 400g milk or plain chocolate (or a mixture of both), chopped
- 140g golden syrup (weigh this straight into the pan you will use for melting)
- 2 tbsp sprinkles, or more sweets, to decorate
- STEP 1
Butter and line a 20cm square tin, or use a 20cm square silicone mould. Break the biscuits into pieces – they need to be no smaller than a pea, but not too chunky or your rocky road won’t hold together.
- STEP 2
Halve any larger nuts either by snapping them or carefully cutting with a knife, then combine them with the biscuits. Halve any large pieces of dried fruit and chop or snap sweets into smaller pieces, then add these to the bowl.
- STEP 3
Melt 300g of the chocolate, the butter and the golden syrup carefully in a pan set over a low heat, stirring occasionally, then pour this over the biscuit and nut mixture and mix together so the chocolate covers everything.
- STEP 4
Tip the mixture into the tin, then level the top – it doesn’t need to be completely smooth. Melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave in short blasts, or in a heatproof bowl over a small pan of simmering water, then drizzle this over the top and sprinkle with the decorations. Chill for at least 3 hrs or overnight before cutting into squares. Will keep in the fridge for three to four days.