Monday, 25 March 2013

Rocky Road & Snow Days

Hi all! Yesterday, I found out that my school would be closed today due to large snow drifts on the school grounds! (As you can imagine, I seem to have warmed to the snow somewhat due to this unexpected snow day!) So, in order to take advantage of the day off, my sister and I decided to make some rocky road! It isn't technically "baking" since there was no need for an oven and it's really more of an assembly job, but nevertheless, it was an outstanding success (in my humble opinion)! And for anyone who is wary of cooking / baking / making edible food, this recipe really is foolproof. Being someone who isn't very good at following recipes, I, along with my sister, managed to make something pretty damn delicious.

As they say, "the proof is in the pudding", but I'm afraid I'll have to settle with some photographs to show you all.
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1. Vaguely square-shaped pieces of rocky road
2. L: Bashing rich tea biscuits, R: Weighing out butter
3. L: Weighing out rich tea biscuits, R: Milk & dark choc
4. L: Adding syrup, R: Looks sooooo healthy
5. L: Rocky road to bring in to Latin class!, R: Page from a recipe book
6: Arty shots of our rocky road :-)

If you like the look of these and would like to try this out for yourself, which I would highly recommend, the recipe calls for:
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • 300g best-quality dark chocolate
    (However, we decided to use an extra 100g and used 200g dark and 200g milk instead as we preferred to reduce the bitterness of the dark chocolate - see what I mean about not being able to follow recipes?!)
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 200g rich tea biscuits
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 2 tsp icing sugar (optional - we didn't use this)
Now for the instructions!
*BTW, my alterations/extra notes are emboldened
  1. Heat the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat, scoop out about 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted mixture and set aside in a bowl. (I don't have a measuring jug so I just estimated!)
  2. Place the biscuits into a plastic freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin until some have turned to crumbs but there are still pieces of biscuit remaining.
  3. Fold the biscuit pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture in the saucepan, then add the marshmallows.
  4. Tip the mixture into a 24cm/9in square baking tin (we just used microwaveable Tupperware boxes lined with foil as they fit into the fridge easier) and smooth the top with a wet spatula (if, like me, you don't own a spatula, just use a knife!)
  5. Pour over the reserved 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted chocolate mixture and smooth the top with a wet spatula.
  6. Refrigerate for about two hours or overnight.
  7. To serve, cut into 24 fingers (or squares or any other shape that you'd like! In my opinion, the bigger the better!) and dust with icing sugar.
Ta-daaaa! There you have it!

Hope you enjoyed this post, I certainly enjoyed making (and eating) these chocolatey treats. Hopefully I'll be making some more treats soon, baking is so much fun! :-)

Hope you're all well and enjoying your week! In spite of the snow, I can't complain too much because I now only have 2 and 1/2 days left until the Easter holidays! Woohoooo :-)

Chloe xxx


    1. Oo these look so good, I am rubbish at baking but it seems even I could make these! xo


    2. OMG these look soooo yummy, you made me feel so hungry! haha I may try to do this :)

      Mónica <3

    3. YAY, really can't wait to have a crack at this, but only if you promise to have a go at my traybake! I'm really intrigued as to what five ways looks like with these snow drifts, I bet it's awesome!!!

    4. I shall definitely make this sometime! It looks so damn good!

    5. Ohhh yum, these look so good! I love rocky road. Sounds like a good way to spend a snow day to me.

    6. I've never seen snow, nor have to stay home from school because of a snow day! I add dried cranberries and blueberries to my mixture to balance out the sweetness of the chocolate and the marshmallow. I'm also on break and I've been researching recipes for things to bake. Yay, procrastibaking! (I needed to say thank you so much for that really nice comment you posted. It really made my day.)

    7. Hooray for snow days! I miss them so, seems like in college when I lived on campus, they refused to give us any.

      The treats look so delicious :)

    8. I haven't made Rocky Road in so long, and these photos fill me with a sense of nostalgia somehow. They look so lovely and moreish, I could almost taste the chocolate on my lips ovo I've encountered snow only once which was on a camp ski trip with my former highschool but we (Sydneysiders) unfortunately don't the privilege to say 'SNOW DAY!' here haha.

    9. That rocky road looks super delicious! It's completely different to how I make it and I'm keen to give it a try :)

      x Jasmine

    10. Most of the times, I like the preparation photos even more than the actual result :)! (are you on instagram?)


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