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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

christmas rocky road squares

These are plain old rocky road squares with the seasonal adjustment of red glace cherries. The ones pictured here are missing their nuts as they were destined for a school party. These can be made ahead and store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 1 week. Decorate with icing sugar up to 2 hours before serving. Make the Rocky Road as above and freeze for up to a month. Thaw overnight in a cool place and decorate.

250g dark chocolate
150g milk chocolate
175g butter
4 tbsp golden syrup
200g Rich Tea biscuits
150g toasted hazelnuts
150g glace cherries (red)
125 g mini marshmallows
1 tbsp icing sugar
Edible things for decorating

Chop both sorts of chocolate small and then put into a heavy-based pan to melt with the butter and syrup over a gentle heat. Put the biscuits into a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin to get big- and little-sized crumbs; you want some pieces to crunch and some sandy rubble. Put the nuts into another freezer bag and also bash them so you get different-sized nut rubble. Take the pan off the heat, and add the crushed biscuits and nuts, whole glacé cherries and mini-marshmallows. Turn carefully to coat everything with syrupy chocolate. Tip into a foil tray (I use one 236mm x 296mm), smoothing the top as best you can, although it will look bumpy. Refrigerate until firm enough to cut, which will take about 1 1/2–2 hours. Then take the set block of rocky road out of the foil tray ready to cut. Sieve the icing sugar to dust the top of the Rocky Road. With the long side in front of you, cut into it 6 slices down and 4 across, so that you have 24 almost-squares. Top with festive things, edible or plastic, taking care not to eat the plastic ones.

Adapted from Nigella Christmas


  1. Loooove the snowman prop! This looks delicious!

  2. Ooh yes, this is my kind of Christmas treat! Love rocky road and the fact that it's festive gives me even more excuses to eat it :-)

  3. That little snowman is the cutest thing ever!

  4. The best food presentation I have seen! It looks very sweet and special. Chocolate rocky road is a classic sweet that everyone will surely enjoy.

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  12. Hi Amee

    These looks beautiful, love the images and especially the wee snowman. Sweet.


  13. Been too long since I visited here. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and I love these Rocky Roads! They look absolutely stunning! Best wishes!

  14. These look hard to resist. You need to download a plugin that allows readers the ability to eat from the photos! Hope you had a great Christmas & all the best for 2013! Hope 2013 unlocks the secrets of the vinegar mother for you.

  15. They look fab Amee, just my kind of thing :) By the way, I made the move to "the other side", and have changed my blog address. Can you change it on your blogroll, please, and thank you :)

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