Christmas rocky road is a quick and easy no-bake chocolate treat that literally everyone loves. It's crunchy, chewy, crispy and fruity all at the same time. It typically contains chocolate, marshmallows, raspberry candies or turkish delight, nuts and sometimes biscuits. It makes a perfect last minute gift or party treat. Follow my handy formula and customise to your heart's content!
Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second bursts (1.5 to 2.5 minutes) until nearly melted. Stir to melt completely (this is an easy way to 'temper' the chocolate).
300 grams chocolate
Add the marshmallows, nuts, turkish delight/raspberry candies and gingersnap biscuits. Stir well with a spatula until everything is covered in chocolate.
1 cup mini marshmallows, ⅔ cup peanuts, ⅓ cup turkish delight, 4 gingernut biscuits
Empty the chocolate mixture onto the baking tray. Flatten/Spread out slightly with a spatula.
Sprinkle the M&Ms over the top (if using). If you like, melt a few pieces of white chocolate in the microwave, then pour it into a small clear food bag. Snip off the very end and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top.
¼ cup M&Ms, 30 grams white chocolate
Let set in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. Slice the rocky road into uneven pieces with a sharp knife.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Melting the chocolate: The easiest way is to melt in the microwave. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Don't let the bowl touch the water. Customising: You can customise to your heart's content by following the formula below!300 grams/10.5 ounces chocolate + 1 cup marshmallows + 1.5 cups other mix-ins (nuts, dried fruit, candies, coconut etc.)Storing: Rocky road keeps very well in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 3 weeks. Alternatively you can freeze it between layers of baking paper in an airtight container. Add extra protection by wrapping the container in a few layers of plastic wrap/aluminium foil. Serving: Rocky road makes an amazing easy food gift! Just package in a small festive box or see-through food bag tied with a pretty ribbon. Serve as party treats. Use shards as cupcake toppers. Break into small pieces and stir through ice cream, US style!