Friday, 3 May 2013

Rocky Road Bars

These are definitely a once in a while bake and not something to make regularly! They are really easy to make though and perfect for kids or bake sales. Using ginger nuts as well as digestive biscuits gives them a bit more of a grown up feel and reduces the richness a little bit; normally I find rocky road a bit too sickly, but I think I've found a winning recipe here!

The original recipe is from "The Ultimate Cookie Book" but I modified it a little bit with the chocolate topping! Drizzling the white chocolate on top reduces the bitterness of the bar so they're more manageable. 

They are most definitely the ultimate studying/library snack for people who have revision or essays to write. They're also really good for when you don't have much time to bake anything; just mix all of the ingredients together then chill in the fridge, and voilĂ  rocky road bars are all yours!


Rocky road:-
225g butter
115g dark chocolate
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp cocoa powder (I used Bournville)
350g mixed digestive biscuits and ginger nuts
50g mini marshmallows
75g mixed white and milk chocolate drops
75g milk chocolate
75g white chocolate


1) Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
2) Place the butter, dark chocolate, sugar, syrup and cocoa powder in a pan and heat gently until completely melted.
3) Put the biscuits into a large plastic bag and crush to coarse chunks with a rolling pin then add to the chocolate mixture.
4) Add the marshmallows and chocolate chips and mix well.
5) Spoon the mixture into the square tin but don't press down too much.
6) Melt the white chocolate and milk chocolate in two separate bowls over a pan of boiling water then drizzle over the top of the rocky road.
7) Leave to chill for an hour or more in the fridge.
8) When set, cut into bars.

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