...Need I say more ? With the darker, colder nights and mornings, the busyness of the longest school term and the run-up to Christmas we all need a little comfort food, a little sweetness to ease the rush and so why not prepare some rocky road...
No oven is needed - just a saucepan and you can freeze it too (cut it up in squares before you do)
Use a sheet of greaseproof paper over the tray to set the rocky road in to easily access it!
I try and make this Rocky Road a little healthier (!) and crunchier and tastier by adding raisins, sunflower & pumpkins seeds....
Enough to fill a small take-away foil container
2 digestives biscuits
2 rich tea biscuits
1 ginger biscuit
2 tsp. marshmallows
2 tsp. each of sunflower and pumpkin seeds
1 tsp. raisins
Syrup – 1 tbsp.
Unsalted butter – 30g
Cooking milk chocolate – 45g
(Children prefer milk chocolate but you can use dark cooking chocolate if you prefer)
Decorations – sprinkles/edible stars/silver & gold balls and/or sprinkle of sieved icing sugar
1. Bash the biscuits in a small plastic bag with a rolling pin until either fine pieces or chunky pieces - as you wish!
2. Add the pumpkin & sunflower seeds & raisins
3. Melt gently the syrup, unsalted butter and chocolate
4. Mix into the dry ingredients thoroughly and carefully
5. When the chocolate has cooled a bit add the marshmallows
6. Put into a tray on greaseproof paper and flatten with the back of a spoon
7. Decorate with sprinkles/edible stars/silver & gold balls or sprinkle with sieved icing sugar
8. Chill in fridge (or freezer if in a rush)
Decorate with a mixture of: edible silver & gold edible spray/chopped hazelnuts/squiggles of white melted chocolate
Give the Rocky Road a sweeter feel by adding extra chocolates; Revels/Smarties/Broken pieces of Crunchie/M&M's/Broken Mint or Orange Matchmakers
Give the Rocky Road a Christmassy feel by adding in 1 tsp of cranberries and pieces of honeycomb.
Give the Rocky Road a nutty feel by adding roasted & chopped hazelnuts, flaked almonds and topped with partly crushed pistachios