Recipe: Popping and rocking rocky road

So sometimes you just want to eat all of the candy all at once.

The humble rock road is your path to such glory. The delicious mix of chocolate plus whatever you can get your hands on can be appreciated by children and the child in you. The other day I posted a picture of this glorious rocky road on Instagram.

Rocky road

I went for a combination of milk chocolate, marshmallows, organic shredded coconut, Starburst party mix and then topped with popping candy.

I have an unlimited amount of love for popping candy. I don’t spend money on chocolate unless there’s popping candy in it. This means that I often had to stock up on Cadbury elves around Christmas every year else spend stupid amounts of $$$ on a small block over the rest of the year. I know that Cadbury produce a range called Marvellous Creations which have an assortment of candy such as jelly beans and popping candy, but really I’m all about the candy and it’s not enough. Especially not being a huge fan of chocolate in the first place. Plus, it’s fun throwing candy into chocolate.

Makes 8 squares

Ingredients:

  • 300g cooking milk chocolate
  • Whatever candy you want.

My version:

  • 10 marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • Two handfuls of assorted gummy snakes, babies, raspberries and pineapples.
  • 20g popping candy

Method:

  1. Melt chocolate on low power in microwave.
  2. Meanwhile line a loaf tin with baking paper – no one wants to lose precious chocolate that sticks to the tin.
    – Don’t bother chopping candy as the block gets chopped into squares later.
  3. Pour half the chocolate into lined tin. Sprinkle with coconut. Top with marshmallows/large candy first then fill gaps with smaller candy. Top with remaining chocolate to cover. Sprinkle popping candy on top.
    – Be careful when spreading the melted chocolate on the top layer as you’ll melt the marshmallows and don’t want to ruin their shape!
  4. Place in fridge. Should be set after 30 minutes.
  5. Pull paper out of tin and cut into squares – be careful of flying rocks.
  6. Eat it before anyone else does.

Notes:

Make sure you have water on hand after eating. You may experience a sugar coma. Not for the feint-hearted.

I’d like to try adult this up in subsequent versions. Maybe throw in some alcohol such as Cointreau or Bailey’s or other spirit  into the melted chocolate or maraschino cherries. Imagine getting some gold leaf and making a golden rocky road! That’d be super impressive!

Other combination suggestions:

  • Turkish delight and pistachios.
  • Little lumps of peanut butter mixed with caster sugar, 1:1 ratio. Think Reese’s peanut butter cups. I’d imagine this would be very messy and delicious though.
  • Crushed oreos or any type of cookie, really.
  • Walnuts, almond slivers. Use “softer” nuts unless you have giant cleaver/very strong sharp knife!
  • Sultanas or other dried fruits for something that is marginally healthier, if you’re more inclined. Balance the good with the bad, right?

What makes rocky road so delicious for you?

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Popping and rocking rocky road

  1. Oh goodness, the last time I tried to make this it was an absolute disaster!! Granted. I was trying to make a dairy free and gluten free version because my daughter is intolerant. She also has a fairly severe allergy to eggs, so that also makes some cakes n stuff tricky, not only with the eggs because you can replace with no egg or even cornflour BUT, the moisture side of things too!

    Thanks for sharing. Your pictures look great!

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