The Rocky Road to Paradise
I love making Rocky Road bars. It is one of those rare treats that you can make with almost anything left over in your cupboard. As long as you have chocolate to melt, use your imagination and add whatever takes your fancy. While we’re on the subject I really cannot recommend ‘Lidl’ enough to get your chocolate from! It’s priced at around £1 per bar and they have a huge range. I especially like the ‘Equador dark’ which is at least 70% cocoa solids which is usually the recommended for cooking.
This is my most recent recipe but I do tweak it nearly every time. It’s very indulgent. Next month I will post a more festive Rocky Road recipe with the glorious smells and tastes of christmas.
200g orange chocolate (I used Lidls which has the most beautiful smell)
3 tbsp honey
50g mini marshmallows or regular marshmallows cut into smaller pieces.
120g mixed fruit and nut
100g amaretti biscuits
50g digestive biscuits
1 large pinch of seasalt
Crush all the biscuits in a bowl and add marshmallows and mixed fruit and nut. Melt the butter, honey and chocolate in a pan until just melted and take off the heat. Add the salt and stir. Next add the biscuit mixture to the pan and stir well. Pour this heavenly mixture in a square cake tin and pop in the fridge to set for a few hours. What could be simpler? A little tip here is to line your tin with cling film before you add the mixture. This was when it comes out of the fridge all you have to do is pull it out. Once out of the tin, sprinkle with icing sugar and cut into squares.
There are many possible combinations so try many out and see which you like best. Use dark, milk or any other flavoured chocolate. Why not add glace cherries to add chew to your bites? Or ginger biscuits or any kind of biscuits!
If you don’t have any honey they you can use golden syrup and if you are out of butter you can just leave it out. Of course the rocky road bars will lose the silkiness and richness a little but I bet the kids won’t notice!
You can also use a loaf tin rather than the square cake tin suggested. Then cut into slices. Please comment with any other combination suggestions. I’m always interested in experiementing with new tastes.