I don't know about you but I love a bit of chocolate this time out year, time to have a bit of a splurge before the New Year's resolutions start coming out.
I am not a big fan of just plain chocolate though, it has to have something else with it or in it. This rocky road has plenty of different things in it. It is a bit festive with the red from the cherries and the green from the pistachios. It would be great as a gift or just to have in the house as a treat at night with a cup of tea.
Let me know if you make this, I would love to see! Just tag me @alibrille on Instagram.
2 bars of milk chocolate
2 bars of dark chocolate
1 packet marshmallows
6 digestive biscuits (graham crackers)
1 cup of glacé cherries
1/2 cup of pistachios
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/4 cup condensed milk (optional)
Line a tray with non-stick baking paper for easy removal later-on, I used a 15inch by 15inch pan.
In a bowl; cut the marshmallows in half, break up the biscuits and add in the cherries, pistachios and coconut.
Melt the chocolate using the double boiler method until smooth. If you don't have a heat proof bowl to sit on top of the water you can use the two pot method. In a larger pot add the water and bring to boiling, then add a smaller pot inside the larger one. In the smaller pot you can now add the chocolate and melt away!
Once the chocolate is melted you can add the condensed milk (if you want), this will turn it to a fudgey texture. You have to move quick if you do it this way. As soon at the mixture starts to become thick add to the other ingredients. I found using my hand to make sure there was an even amount of filling a chocolate spread throughout.
Add the mixture into the lined tray and press down making sure that everything is sticking together and in all the corners nice.
Put in the fridge to chill and set. Overnight is best.
When you cut though this rocky road it may be a bit messy as it has quite a lot of fillings (that's what makes it chunky ahaha). If you heat a sharp knife under boiling water you will get a cleaner cut. I kinda like it being all different sizes, depending on how much you want.