04-12-2016

Rocky Road Christmas Style !

Rocky Roads are without a doubt the ~best~ chocolate treats…and although M&S do a friggin awesome bucket for ‘three for a fiver’, I just had to finally try and make my own. All this trying new recipes has actually given me a lot more confidence when it comes to my baking…I’m really starting to enjoy it and all in time for Christmas!
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I loveeee Christmas for many reasons, but the best of all is the food and what better gift to give than something sweet! These would be perfffect in a little gift box and popped under the tree – just make sure you don’t leave them there too long! This recipe is a Nigella one, obvs I had to go for a classic…cherries and all! They were friggin lush, and I’ll definitely be making a whole load more!  
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You will need:

  • 250 grams of dark chocolate
  • 150 grams of milk chocolate
  • 175 grams of soft butter
  • 4 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 200 grams of amaretti biscuits
  • 150 grams of brazil nuts (shelled)
  • 150 grams of red glace cherries
  • 125 grams of mini marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar

Lets do this:

Step one: Chop your chocolate into small pieces and then pop into a heavy-based pan to melt with the butter and syrup over a gentle heat.
 
Step two: Put your biscuits into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin, you want a mixture of large and small pieces so you get that proper crunch !

 
Step three: Grab another freezer bag for your Brazil nuts and also bash them so you get a different sized rubble.
 
Step four: Take your pan off the heat, and add the nuts and crushed biscuits, whole glacé cherries and mini-marshmallows. Give it a good mix to make sure everything is lovely and chocolate-y mmMmMM!
 
Step five: Tip your mixture into a foil tray and smooth out the top as best you can, but don’t worry if it does look a little bumpy!
 
Step six: Pop in the fridge until firm enough to cut, this is usually an hour or two…Then remove from the tray so the Rocky Road is ready to cut!
 
Step seven: Here’s where you can make them look alllll fancccy by adding a dusting of icing sugar, and then finally cut into 6 slices down, and 4 across, so that you have around 24 squares!
 
Enjoy!
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