Readers beware…this recipe is for serious chocolate lovers and those with a sweet tooth.
I would love to say this is a healthy recipe for Rocky Road, but it’s definitely not!
There is quite a lot of chocolate and sweet treats as I personally love chocolate and I don’t deny myself when I crave it, I simply limit how much I have.
So what is different about this recipe?
I discussed what makes a good Rocky Road with a fellow foodie and we discussed the amount of condensed milk used in the recipe. I decided to experiment with this and actually made two batches of the recipe to see the difference. I found that the more condensed milk used in the recipe, the softer the texture of the Rocky Road. When put to the test, by my fellow work colleagues, they knew it was Rocky Road but confused by the slighty softer texture. One colleague commented that it felt a little lighter which left her wanting more. If you would like to test the theory, only use 150g of dark chocolate to find the version you prefer.
Let’s get to it!
- 200g of dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 100g of condensed milk
- 30g of butter
- 100g of white chocolate buttons
- 100g of digestive biscuits, roughly crushed
- 100g of mini marshmallows
- 100g of jellies- *I literally chopped up jelly snakes
- 1 Cadburys Crunchie, roughly crushed
- 1 bag of Malteasers, roughly crushed
- Line a medium sized baking tray with baking paper. *If you prefer taller pieces of Rocky Road, use a smaller tray.
- Melt the butter and condensed milk over a low heat until combined, stirring continuously. As soon as the ingredients have combined, take it off the heat.
- Add the finely chopped dark chocolate and stir until combined, the mixture should have a beautiful shine. *It is important that the chocolate is chopped finely so it will melt only with the heat already in the condensed milk mixture.
- Add the digestive biscuits, jellies, marshmallows, Crunchie and Malteasers. Using a wooden spoon, mix until well combined.
- Add the white chocolate buttons and stir lightly. *I don’t add the white chocolate buttons until everything else has been combined as I don’t want them to melt and disappear into the mixture.
- The mixture should come away from the bowl very easily and pour out into the lined tray. Using the back of the wooden spoon, press the mixture firmly into the tray.
- Put the Rocky Road into the fridge to set for approx 2hours. *This will depend on the size of the tray used and the thickness of the mixture.
- Slice and serve!
- Add dried fruit instead of jellies
- Drizzle white chocolate over the top of the mixture before it sets
- For a darker and richer Rocky Road, use a higher quality chocolate. Beware that this will change the density of the mixture so if you would like to keep it lighter, consider adding another 30g of condensed milk
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Please let me know how it goes and any variations you make!