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


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



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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 translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…

  • 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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28th Jun, 2020
Great with popcorn added. Will be trying nuts today
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Monika Dawidowi...
17th Jun, 2020
Very tasty, easy and fast to make. Added extra nuts and dried cranberries. Lovely recepie
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Simon Butler
14th Jun, 2020
Brilliant recipe, works every time. I can easily make it vegan for my partner who is vegan by using vegan block instead of butter and veggie marshmallows. And for the non-vegan version I add some melted milk chocolate to the top of rocky road before chilling. My partner loves the vegan version and the kids and I love the non-vegan one.
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Charlee Munn
17th Jan, 2020
This a great, versatile recipe. I use it to use up all the holiday chocolate and sweets, any left over amounts in packets of sweets/nuts/fried fruits/biscuits. I also use a scoop of cereals/granola. Very little to go wrong and saves wasting bits of ingredients I have hanging around.
Munchy Mc Munch Face
4th Jan, 2020
I got given 3 boxes of Turkish delight by Father Christmas. Perhaps his elves had been at the sherry. The rose flavoured cubes (70g) found themselves chopped up into tiny cubes, rolled in icing sugar and flung in to this recipe. Now I will be asking for three boxes every year.
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a i s l i n g
10th Dec, 2019
What an amazing recipe! I’ve made this a few times and it’s easy and fun to make, with perfect results every time. I usually put in a handful of sultanas and some crushed up walnuts, but otherwise just stick to the main ingredients.
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.


29th Jul, 2020
Hi, would honey work rather than golden syrup? It's not something I keep in the cupboard so I'd prefer not to get it just for this? Cheers
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2nd Aug, 2020
Hi, Yes that should be fine, the syrup softens the chocolate and stops it setting rock hard so honey should de the same thing. Lulu
17th Jul, 2020
I only have 150g of chocolate will it still work??
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24th Jul, 2020
Hi, You need enough chocolate to stick everything together so use a few fewer biscuits and it should work. Lulu
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Alex Picillo
5th Jul, 2020
Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?
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6th Jul, 2020
Hi, Yes you can but the recipe will be sweeter, and may well be softer as milk chocolate doesn't always set as hard. Lulu
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?


Ailsa M
18th May, 2020
Tastes great, but next time I would half the number of marshmallows and add more crunchy ingredients
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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