Christmas time is a time of indulgence for our family and that of course means that food is consumed in abundance and there is always a stash of sweet treats to devour. This is the first time I have experimented with Rocky Road and I am pretty happy with the combination of sweet and salty flavours with the dark chocolate. Both of these Rocky Roads are a great treat to have while you finish off your Christmas decorating and check out your neighbourhood lights or maybe hide it away to nibble on while you wrap presents in the dark of night. They would make great gifts as well if homemade treats are your thing.
Rocky Road is one of those things that you can melt some chocolate and add pretty much anything you want to it, though traditionally it always has some marshmallows in it but after that I think that anything goes. I split my chocolate to make two different small batches, a Dark Chocolate & Salted Pretzel Rocky Road and a Dark Cranberry Liqourice Rocky Road.
Dark Chocolate & Salted Pretzel Rocky Road
100g Dark Chocolate
1/2 cup salted pretzels
1/2 cup Marshmallows (you can either chop up large ones or buy the mini ones)
1/8 cup Red frogs (chopped into small pieces so you get tiny chewy bites every so often)
Mix all of your dry ingredients in a big bowl and set aside.
Slowly melt your chocolate in a bowl over simmering water (you all know the drill).
Pour your melted chocolate over your dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour your rocky road mixture into a tray lined with baking paper and smooth out to an even-ish surface. For fun I decided to make some individual serves in silicone moulds as well. If you do this just try to include a selection of all the ingredients in each mould.
Chill in the fridge until set. Then lick the bowls clean because it is such a shame to waste chocolate!
Dark Cranberry Liquorice Rocky Road
100g Dark Chocolate
1/2 cup Marshmallows
1/4 cup Liquorice – chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Almonds – roasted and smashed up a little bit
1/8 cup Shredded Coconut
METHOD: As above.
What combination of ingredients do you like in your rocky road? Which of these do you prefer?Love it. Follow me. . .