Tropical rocky road

Tropical rocky road

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins


cuts into 16 squares

You can use any dried fruit, nuts or biscuits in these tasty chocolate chunks. Pineapple and mango gives them a lovely fruity twist

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal296
  • fat20g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 100g butter



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

  • 100g 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…

  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped
    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…

  • 100g milk chocolate, chopped
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 100g coconut Nice biscuits
  • 80g dried banana chips
  • 100g dried tropical fruit (we used mango and pineapple), roughly chopped
  • 50g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped
  • 50g mini marshmallows
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 1 ball stem ginger, finely chopped


  1. Line a 20 x 20cm baking tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, golden syrup, chocolate and a pinch of salt into a saucepan. Set over a low heat and gently melt, stirring from time to time, until you have a glossy liquid.

  2. Crumble the biscuits and banana chips into a large bowl, leaving some pieces larger than others to create a bumpy texture. Add the dried fruit, nuts, marshmallows, coconut and ginger, and pour over the chocolate mixture. Stir well, ensuring that everything is well coated, then tip into the tin. Use a spoon to press the mixture down and level the surface.

  3. Chill for at least 2 hrs or until firmly set. Cut into 16 squares and pack for a picnic. Store in a tin for up to 3 days.

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Cecely Holliday
17th May, 2020
I used dried mango and dried ginger which was delicious. I didn’t have any Brazil nuts so used pecans and almonds. I also used cinnamon biscuits as had no coconut nice biscuits - it was deeeelicious and very easy,
15th Feb, 2017
This is so healthy, I can't believe it. Only 100g butter Butter 100g golden syrup 200g dark chocolate, chopped 100g milk chocolate, chopped 100g coconut Nice biscuits 80g dried banana chips 100g dried tropical fruit (we used mango and pineapple), roughly chopped 50g Brazil nuts, roughly chopped 50g mini marshmallows 50g desiccated coconut 1 ball stem ginger, finely chopped Sugar, sugar sugar all the way. I would have thought BBC Good Food would have a bit more idea about what is causing obesity, and type 2 diabetes, but I guess they only care about getting supermarkets to sponsor them.
28th Aug, 2019
Thanks to your incredibly helpful ‘review’, I actually found this recipe by searching “healthy rocky road”... realised it was far from healthy, made it anyway, and my god I’m glad I did. So thank you! :——)
19th May, 2018
Thank you for your super unhelpful “review”. If you don’t want it, don’t make it and CERTAINLY don’t use this site to vent your issues. Life is about balance love, I ran 13 miles today, if I want to make this tomorrow I will. Please only write if you have an actual helpful review of the recipe.
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Patrick Edwards
5th Mar, 2019
I did just that. Made this weapon of mass calorific, diabetes spawning black mushroom cloud of destruction with my daughter, doned in day flower running top, legging and running shoes as my Tom Tom watch was charging. Put this little baby to bed in the chilled terrain of the fridge freezer before going out for my 8 mile run. Returned home after an hour and rewarded myself by feasting on it meliflous evil. I think I’m going to hell.
22nd Feb, 2018
Lighten up
AndyTastes's picture
22nd Feb, 2018
where does it advertise the recipe as healthy?
22nd Feb, 2018
Must have missed the bit where this claims to be healthy. It's a traditional fridge cake. Unless you're going to start going on about chia seed and ground flax, this is what they're like.
Frantic Flapjack
29th Aug, 2016
In a word - yum!
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