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Festive Rocky Road

The Advent activity today was to make Rocky Road. And not just any Rocky Road, Festive Rocky Road….

Here it is in all it’s glory:

Rocky Road1Can you spot what might be festive about it….?

It’s not just the sprinkles, we have added a few ‘festive’ extras too. It is based on the lovely Nigella’s Rocky Road Crunch Bars, from Nigella Express. Here is the recipe if you fancy making some:

This is what you need:

  • 125g butter, cubed
  • 300g chocolate broken into pieces (Nigella says minimum 70% cocoa, but we used 200g milk chocolate, and 100g bog standard dark chocolate, to make it a bit more child friendly for the Smalls. Hubby also professes not to like dark chocolate, although he has been seen to eat some on occasion…)
  • 3x15ml tablepsoons golden syrup
  • 200g biscuits (Nigella says to use Rich Tea, but we used Digestives, as I want to use the rest of the pack for a cheesecake base)
  • 100g marshmallows-either buy mini ones, or cut big ones into 4 with scissors
  • Grated zest of 1 satsuma/clementine (or 1/2 an orange if that’s all you have)
  • Large handful of dried cranberries (or whatever dried fruit you happen to have-we picked cranberries as they are quite festive, and we had some in the cupboard!)
  • copious amounts of sprinkles/edible glitter

This is what you do:

  • In a largish saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup

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  • Put the biscuits in a (well-sealed) freezer bag and then get your assistant to bash them with a rolling pin-don’t let them get too carried away-you need some bigger bits and lots of crumbs

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  • Once the chocolate mix has melted, add the satsuma zest,

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followed by the biscuit crumbs and the dried cranberries and stir well.

  • Stir in the marshmallow pieces
  • Tip into a foil tray or a lined brownie tin (Nigella say 24cm square, mine is about 20cm by 28cm ish) and flatten with the back of a spoon
  • Allow Small person, or your own ‘inner artist’ to ‘tastefully decorate’
Spot the inadvertent 'glitter dump' in the middle...

Spot the inadvertent ‘glitter dump’ in the middle…

  • Place in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of a couple of hours
  • Cut into pieces and dig in!

This is double yummy, and a great one to do with the Smalls, as they love bashing the biscuits, breaking up the chocolate and scoffing all the marshmallows…


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  • Reply meggiemae67 December 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm


  • Reply meggiemae67 December 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    That look sooooo good! This is my next baking project!! 🙂

    • Reply Jen December 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      Great! Let me know how you get on..!!

  • Reply Josie-Mary December 12, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Yummy!! 🙂

    • Reply Jen December 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

      It is indeed! Give it a go!!

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