Thick chocolate slabs filled with the crunch of roasted nuts and the chew of tender marshmallow and rich Turkish delight. This Rocky Road recipe is the perfect sweet snack for the one you love.
If you were in the UK in the ‘80s and ‘90s, you’ll know the relevance of giving someone your last Rolo. It was a show of affection that you’d part with that final sweet caramel and chocolate morsel.
And Nestlé’s question ‘do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?’ was an advertising tour de force.
Similarly, you’ll have to love someone a lot to share any part of this amazing Rocky Road.
I suppose it’s a good sign then that our wonderful neighbours, Jack and Denese must like us. Not only did they give us an entire block of the delicious Rocky Road they make, but also their recipe as well.
Denese’s incredible Rocky Road Recipe
Here’s what you need:
– 500g milk or dark chocolate
– 200g marshmallows – chopped
– ¼ cup desiccated coconut
– 2x55g Cadbury’s Turkish delight – chopped
– ½ cup peanuts, pistachios or macadamia nuts – chopped
Here’s what you do:
1. Melt chocolate either in a microwave or in a pan – don’t heat it too much though or it will seize, which ruins it.
2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
3. Pour into loaf tin or slice tin and refrigerate until set.
4. Slice into thick slabs and chow down!
– It’s entirely up to you whether you share it – this beauty will last quite a while wrapped up in the fridge!
The funny thing is Rocky Road never really appealed to me in the past. The Turkish delight seemed incongruous, the marshmallows too foamy. There were never enough nuts, and the chocolate was often cheap and plasticky.
Such is the way with shop-bought versus home-made, and this Rocky Road recipe follows the rule perfectly.
In fact, Denese’s masterpiece has completely changed my mind on Rocky Road.
It reminds me of Christina’s Italian aunt, whose homemade tiramisu completely changed my outlook on what I always thought of as coffee-flavoured slop. The dessert that Aunt Nives would make was nothing short of exquisite.
“What’s in it, Nives?” I’d ask her. “How d’you make it?”
“Ah, it’s nothing,” Aunt Nives would wave me away with ostensible modesty. So we would have to go to visit her for our tiramisu fix.
And that’s the only thing that’s worrying me about Denese sharing her recipe with us. She may have set us free – we can make all the Rocky Road we like now.
But could there be a catch 22? Will our Rocky Road – no matter how good the recipe is – ever taste as good as when Denese makes it?
I guess I’ll just have to keep trying!
And if you liked this one, you should also check out our other recipe posts here.
By the way, the platter that we’ve used to shoot this recipe on Christina made at Little Lane Workshops’ resin craft class.