Browse our collection of easy and delicious rocky road recipes!
From all of your favourite classic rocky road recipes (milk, white and dark chocolate) - to some fun new versions... including Caramilk, licorice allsorts, Maltesers - and so many more.
These really are the ultimate rocky road recipes!
Let's get baking...
Why You're Going To Love Rocky Road
With Christmas sneaking closer and closer, I find plenty of reasons to make batch after batch of rocky road!
Here's why it's SO popular (especially during the festive season!):
- Everyone loves a bite (or five!) of rocky road!
- All of these recipes are incredibly simple to make.
- Rocky road recipes take very little time to put together - the hardest part is waiting for it to chill!
- A cute cellophane bag filled with chunks of rocky road, and tied with a Christmas ribbon, makes a gorgeous home made gift - and 'homemade gifts' show that extra thoughtfulness and special touch.
- Rocky road cheesecakes and Christmas wreaths make a fun way to celebrate Christmas get-togethers with a shared dessert.
The Best Recipes For Rocky Road
I've put together the most delicious rocky road recipes just for you...
Hands-down the easiest Chocolate Rocky Road recipe you'll ever make! Creamy milk chocolate filled with fluffy pink and white marshmallows and all your favourite add-ins... just five delicious ingredients and less than 10 minutes prep time for this classic RR!
Wow, this no-bake chocolate cheesecake, decorated with mini marshmallows, raspberry lollies and macadamias nuts hides secret snowballs inside! A perfectly scrumptious cheesecake that takes only 20 minutes to prepare - just the thing for any special occasion or celebration.
For some extra crunch in your rocky road, Maltesers pack a punch of it! The sweet malted milk flavour of Maltesers will be a hit, and gift wrapped, this rocky road makes a fabulous homemade foodie gift!
For a fantastic Christmas dessert, try this amazing rocky road wreath studded throughout with Clinker lollies, peanut M&M's and mini marshmallows, then drizzled in white chocolate and edible Christmas 'holly'. It's a fun dessert to share!
I must have made about a zillion batches (or at least it feels that way) of rocky road over the years at Christmas time, so this Rocky Road Fudge is the perfect change. It still has the same amazing rocky road flavours, but with a little bit of a difference.....of course the hardest part is waiting for it to chill!
Calling all Caramilk devotees! Simply melt, mix and chill this super delicious rocky road for a cheeky sweet treat! Make as a special gift at Christmas time, or just treat yourself on late night movie night. I bet you can't stop at just one piece though....
This no-bake Mint Rocky Road Christmas Wreath is loaded with candies and chocolates, then decorated with fun chocolate zig zags and even more candy and chocolate. It's rich, sweet and loved by kids and grown-ups alike!
Want a rocky road with a slightly elegant twist? Then try this white chocolate version, loaded with pistachios and luscious turkish delight. Makes a fantastic gift with chunks wrapped up in clear cellophane and tied with a silver bow!
So everyone has their own favourite combination of rocky road ingredients, and this is just one of mine! If you're looking for a recipe for rocky road with no nuts, I highly recommend giving this one a try. Just 10 minutes to prep, plus chilling time.
Just 4 ingredients needed to make this indulgent little treat - and we all deserve a treat sometimes, don't we? This rocky road, filled with crunchy Clinkers, makes a wonderful homemade Christmas gift (and totally suitable for Easter too!).
Ok, so this one's definately for Easter as it's filled with marshmallow eggs and mini speckled eggs, but I just had to include it as another version of rocky road. Maybe you can come up with your own version using your favourite sweets and nuts, the list is endless! And, of course, Cadbury Creme Eggs are a luscious treat available at anytime of the year - so enjoy!
Rocky Road Ingredients
There really are endless options for rocky road ingredients - just think of your favourite sweets and chocolate bars, and immerse them in a coating of solid chocolate!
Firstly, you can choose either a white, milk or dark chocolate base - or choose another favourite variety of chocolate such as the very popular Cadbury Caramilk chocolate.
A 'classic' rocky road recipe includes:
- Unsalted roasted peanuts
Rocky Road Variations
Want more rocky road recipe suggestions??
Try these delicious options...
- Marshmallow snowballs;
- Toasted flaked almonds, macadamias or pistachios;
- Glace cherries;
- Chocolate bars (chopped) such as Mars Bars, Turkish Delight, Crunchie, Bounty Bars, Peppermint Crisp etc;
- Dried cranberries or freeze-dried strawberries;
- Chocolate candies such as Maltesers and Clinkers, Creme Eggs, Reeces Peanut Cups, M&M's;
- Licorice allsorts or chocolate coated licorice;
- Sweets such as jubes, jersey caramels, and soft mints etc;
- The options are truly endless.....
Or, if you want a healthier version of rocky road, you could try using an organic chocolate with a selection of nuts, dried fruit, goji berries, and organic flaked coconut.
Follow my top tips for the perfect rocky road every single time!
- Prepare The Baking Tin Before Starting - once the chocolate has been melted and the add-ins stirred through, you'll need to work quickly and pour it straight into the prepared tray before the chocolate begins to set.
- Use A Good Quality Chocolate - chocolate is the main ingredient in rocky road, so using good quality chocolate makes a huge difference to the final taste!
- Don't Be Tempted To Go Overboard With Add-Ins - as tempting as it can be to throw in a few more marshmallows or another handful of nuts... stop yourself! Rocky road should have the perfect ratio of add-ins to chocolate (the chocolate should easily cover the add-ins with sections of solid chocolate in between).
- Add Coconut Oil To The Chocolate - this is an optional step. Adding a little coconut oil to the chocolate when melting it allows the Rocky Road to be cut into pieces more easily once set.
- Melting The Chocolate - you can either melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50% power in 30 second bursts, or alternatively, you can use a Thermomix or even a double boiler on the stove top.
- Cutting Rocky Road - remove the Rocky Road from the fridge at least 30 minutes before slicing as this will help it to stop cracking. Use a large sharp knife to cut into pieces.
- Storing - store rocky road in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- Freezing - rocky road can be stored in a container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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