The essentials: spongy marshmallows and velvety smooth melted chocolate. The rest of the recipe to creating this favourite confectionary is up to you.
For a simple crowd please use milk chocolate and add nuts, for a traditional favourite use milk chocolate, add nuts and Turkish delight.
Or for a decadent twist (my personal favourite and the recipe below) use a mixture of good quality dark and milk chocolate, pistachio nuts, Turkish delight, bounty chocolate, crumbled biscuits, macerated dates and melted white chocolate for the finishing touch.
This recipe makes around 24 generous pieces of rich rocky road – the perfect amount to share with friends, while having enough left over for the next few days....
300g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
300g milk chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 cup marshmallows
½ cup chopped turkish delight
½ cup toasted and shelled pistachios
1 bounty chocolate bar, diced
½ cup chocolate covered digestive biscuits, broken into small bite size pieces
¼ cup chopped dates, soaked in 2 tablespoons brandy for at least 1 hour
½ cup white chocolate, broken into small pieces
Melt the dark and milk chocolate in a large heat proof bowl over a saucepan with 2 inches of simmering water (make sure the water and chocolate do not touch).
Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Meanwhile toss the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl to evenly distribute.
Line a 28cm by 18cm baking tin with grease proof paper.
When the dark and milk chocolate is close to room temperature roughly fold through the rest of the ingredients and pour into the lined tin and even out with a spatula.
Leave to set in a cool place.
While setting melt the white chocolate following the same method as the dark chocolate. Once melted, using a spoon drizzle the white chocolate in thin lines over the rocky road.
Leave to set completely (this will take up to one hour at room temperature), before slicing into bite size pieces.
Makes 24 large pieces of rocky road.
Once cut store rocky road in an air tight container for up to a week.