I’ve always been a fan of rocky road but I’ve never actually made my own. This year, because I was short on time and wanted to whip something up for the family Christmas lunch, I googled easy dessert recipes and came across a Rocky Road recipe. I added the pistachios because I wanted it to have red and green in it aka Festive. I found that this is probably the easiest dessert I’ve made in a while.
Let’s get started shall we!
Festive Rocky Road
250g milk chocolate
250g dark chocolate
200g glacé cherries
1/2 cup rice krispies
handful of macadamia nuts
1cup mini marshmallows
100g butternut snap cookies
100g craisins (dried cranberries)
sprinkle of shredded coconut
Grab some sandwich/freezer bags and in separate bags, give the macadamia, butternut snap cookies and pistachios a good bashing. Make sure once you’re done, that you have different sized pieces as it adds good texture to the Rocky Road.
Break up the blocks of chocolate into smaller pieces. Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a simmering pot of water. Making sure that the bowl isn’t touching the water. Once melted, take the bowl off the heat and stir in the nuts, glacé cherries, craisins, marshmallows, rice krispies and the cookies. Stir and coat with the chocolate.
Transfer mixture onto a lined (with baking sheet) baking dish and smooth the top out. If you have left over pistachios and craisins, you can sprinkle some on top to add a pop of colour. Also sprinkle some shredded coconut on top. Using a spatula, just push down on the top surface of the Rocky Road just so whatever you put on top kinda meshes in with the chocolate so once it sets, you don’t have pistachios and craisins falling off off your Rocky Road. 🙂
Let it set in the fridge for about an hour. Then cut up in little squares and enjoy!