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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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.
3rd Apr, 2017
I had bought a packet of a certain mint sandwich biscuit covered in chocolate, which I thought was horrible in its original form so I bashed those into small chunks and used them with the other basic ingredients and got a really nice, minty result.
10th Mar, 2017
Quick, simple and delicious. Worked perfectly. Little lad made most of it and was very proud of himself!
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31st Jan, 2017
Really delicious and easy to make - 6 year old made it with help from 10 year old. We added chopped apricots and dried cherries to ours.
10th Nov, 2016
great recipe, used less golden syrup and added roasted cashews and topped with roasted sesame seeds rather than icing sugar, considering adding pine nuts next time, thanks again for the recipe
26th Oct, 2016
Love this recipe, tastes great. One problem though: when I put the mixture into the tin there was loads of butter around the side and on the top, had to use a paper towel to soak up the extra butter, did anyone else have this problem?
21st Apr, 2017
I had the same problem the first time I made them, I think it's the quality of chocolate I used as I've used decent chocolate since and it's been great. Definitely the best rocky road recipe!
7th Nov, 2016
So did i? I followed the instructions exactly so i am a bit confused..


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