Hmm, Rocky Roads, definitely ‘simple to make’ and ‘perfect food’ treat for the the sweet tooth in life! Particularly, I think that Dark chocolate rocky road are the best! I remembered that I used to love buying rocky roads on Saturday markets, those that are sold in blocks and it comes to all different flavours! My choice is always dark chocolate! Different people tends to make it differently and with different ingredients! Similar to the truffles that I’ve made earlier (which was with white chocolate), there really isn’t a specific method or rule when it comes to rocky roads, it’s all about what your taste buds feels like on that particular day!
I would not claim rocky road as a healthy choice! Not at all! But there are occasions that you just need that extra lift of energy, and a slice of rocky road will serve the job! They are even great for kid’s snack within the lunch box~ but be warned: they get addictive! 🙂
I’ve created my own style of rocky road today, I think that it needs to be crunchy but full of flavours, dark chocolate naturally comes with a bitter taste, nuts is chewy, marshmallows are soft.. and cranberries are sweet! Now this forms my recipe! I hope you’ll enjoy it!
You’ll need (Serves 16):
- 800 grams of dark chocolate
- 100 grams of mini marshmallows
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup of pistachio, remove shells and crushed
- 1/2 cup almond slices
- 5-6 pieces of Oreo cookies, crushed
- Prepare a 20 x 30cm pan, line base and sides with baking paper with 2cm overhang at both long ends.
- Bring a pot of water to boil, reduce heat to low. Place chocolate in a heat-proof mixing bowl and sit on top of the pot to melt (do not let water touch the base of the bowl). Let the dark chocolate melt completely.
- Remove from the heat, stirring gently to ensure there are no clumps of chocolate sitting at the bottom.
- Place cranberries, almond, Oreo cookies and nuts in the same bowl, toss to mix.
- Pour half of the berry-nuts mixture into the chocolate. Stir lightly to combine.
- Add mini marshmallows and stir again to combined.
- Pour chocolate mixture into the prepared pan. Spread and level the mixture. Gently press to make sure the marshmallows submerge.
- Sprinkle the left over berry-nuts mixture. Gently press down to adhere.
- Let it cool down and solidify at room temperature. It will take more than 5 hours depending on the weather.
- Cut into slices and store it air-tight container.
- Rocky roads can last for 2 weeks.
- Ensure dark chocolate is cooled, but still spreadable when adding marshmallows, otherwise they will melt with the chocolate and loose that chewy texture.
- Feel free to substitute cranberries with blueberries or strawberries or raspberries, however be caution that they must be dried. Fresh or moist fruits can release liquid.