Okay, I know I haven’t uploaded in
forever – five months but I have exams and stuff to revise for. I know what you’re thinking ; excuses, excuses, excuses!
So, this recipe I have today is a Rocky Road Bars. This recipe is so easy- I mean legit, it is so easy. I mean I bet my little cousin who is three months old can make it! So Rocky Road Bars are so good for children to eat- or anyone really to be honest! And did I mention IT IS NO BAKE!
With Rocky Road Bars there is no actual rulebook. You can slap whatever you want into it- as long as it is edible. I mean I went pretty plain but for example, if you wanted to make it a bit more sophisticated- maybe for adults or something. You can add glace cherries, dried apricots or any dried fruit- they could even be soaked in alcohol for a tangy twist.
Or for kids or teenagers, you can put a multitude of sweets into it. You could put Reese’s peanut butter cups, M&M’s even Haribo just to mix things up.
For the topping I have opted for a white chocolate drizzle but you can top it with a ganache or just leave them like they are. As, I must say, they look pretty daumn good!
So with no further ado…
Serves- 16 small(ish) Squares
- 350g Milk or Dark Chocolate
- 150g Unsalted Butter
- 3 Tbsp Golden Syrup
- 100g Mini Marshmallows
- 100g Biscuits- I used 50/50 digestives and rich tea
- 100g White Chocolate
Note if you wanted to add something else- substitute 50g worth of the ingredient and decrease the biscuit to 75g and the marshmallows to 75g!
- Into a bowl add the Chocolate, Butter and Golden Syrup. Place into a microwave for thirty seconds, then stir, another thirty seconds. Repeat this until the mixture is smooth and lump free. Alternatively, into a saucepan place about an inch of water and place it on a hob to a gentle simmer. Add a glass bowl on top- you DO NOT want the water touching the bottom of the bowl. Until melted.
- Place the biscuits into a sealable bag and bash with a hammer- let all the rage out! Prepare any alternative ingredients- like cutting nuts up or glace cherries.
- Once the chocolate has melted take about three big tablespoons of the chocolate mixture and put it into a jug for later.
Then add the marshmallows, crushed biscuits and any substitutes into the rest of the mixture and fold into the mixture.
- Into a clingfilmed lined or parchment lined square baking tray (8×8 inch), pour the Rocky Road mixture into it. Spread out and add the reserved chocolate mixture- spread out over the top.
Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or best overnight to set up.
- The next day, take the Rocky Road Bars out. Remove from the tin ans slice them into 16 pieces. To do this slice four rows. Then turn the bars around and slice another four rows.
- Then chop the white chocolate into small pieces. Then put half the chopped chocolate into a microwavable container.Put into the microwave at 60% power for thirty seconds; then take out and stir .Do this until the chocolate is melted.
- Then add the reserved half of chocolate. This cools down the chocolate and effectively tempers it.
- Then transfer into a piping bag (I used a parchment cone) and drizzle over the Rocky Road Bars. Alternatively you drizzle the chocolate using a spoon.
- Volia! Refrigerate until needed.