Friday, 3 June 2016

Rocky Road Bites

Fancy a treat this weekend? Well just make up a batch of these! Rocky road is the ultimate in no-bake cake. Quick and easy to make - the most difficult part is waiting for it all to cool and set before eating.......oh and prizing the finished mixing bowl out of your husbands hand to wash it!

There are load of different recipes for these bites but I think I've found a great combination - it's not too sickly sweet and with loads of maltesers added it has a satisfying malty taste - and I added plump raisins just to con myself that if there's fruit in there - all be it dried -  it has to be healthy!........ who am I kidding? if your looking for healthy today then best look away now..........

Recipe - make approx 28 bites

200g dark chocolate - the higher the cocoa % the better. I used 70%
3 tablespoons golden syrup
130g butter
200g digestive biscuits
pinch salt
100g mini marshmallows - approx I just used the whole bag up
50g glace cherries
50g pecan nuts
50g raisins
2 packets maltesers - 37g packs

1 quantity chocolate fudge topping
icing sugar to dust

Lined baking sheet - medium size

I tripled the recipe so if my quantities in the photo's look a lot - that's because it was!

Place the digestive biscuits in a bowl and break them up. Give them a good bash until you have a mixture of anything from a fine dust to large chunks - you can do this with less mess if you place them in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin.

Break up the chocolate and place in a saucepan along with the butter and syrup.

Stir over a medium heat until all has melted and turned into a thick chocolate syrup. Add a pinch of salt and then set aside.

Whilst the chocolate is cooling you can prepare the other ingredients. Just roughly chop the cherries and pecans - the rest? well just open the packets! The quantites and additional ingredients are just suggestions - you can add more or less, you can have walnuts instead of pecans or leave nuts out completely - you could use cranberries instead of cherries - just add what you like .........

Pour the chocolate mixture over the bashed biscuits and mix until all is completely coated. Add all the other ingredients and incorporate them as well.

Spoon the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread out evenly. Place in the fridge and leave for at least 2 hours - overnight is best.

Now you can either dust with icing sugar and then cut into bars or bite size squares

Which are awesome..........

Or you can smother them with chocolate fudge topping and decorate with golden chocolate covered balls! The recipe for the fudge topping is on the printable.

Which adds an indescribably finger licking gooeyness to the whole proceedings!

Have a great weekend
Love Lizx

Here's the printable