Boys especially seem to love Rocky Road.
My daughter first made it when she was in high school in the UK. At the time, it was not so popular yet outside the US although I am told that Rocky Road actually originates from Australia. She very quickly became known as The Queen of Rocky Road as she took it in with her to school every time a friend had a birthday.
I wanted to make some Rocky Road for the sons of a friend yesterday so I asked the Queen of Rocky Road to pass on her favorite recipe! She suggested Nigella’s www.nigella.com/recipes/view/rocky-road-crunch-bars-25 from her book Nigella Express
I added some extras and hope the boys enjoyed it…
You will need:
135 g butter
300 g dark chocolate
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons carob syrup
250 g digestive biscuits
100 g marshmallows
100g smarties or M & Ms
100g milk chocolate
Melt the butter, dark chocolate, carob syrup and golden syrup in a saucepan.
Put the biscuits into a plastic bag and then crush them roughly with a rolling pin so that there is a mix of pieces and crumbs.
Mix the biscuit pieces into the melted chocolate mixture, and then add the marshmallows and mix.
Tip into a foil tray (24cm / 9 inch square) lined with cling film. I tend not to flatten mine as i like the bumpy surface. After all, it is a rocky road !
Melt the milk chocolate and drizzle over the top. Scatter the smarties or m&ms over the surface followed by the chocolate confetti.
Refrigerate preferably overnight.
Cut into fingers before serving.
On the island, the grapes are now ripe and ready for picking !