Friday, 21 March 2008

Rocket Road (a rocky road recipe)

Rocky Road

ingredients:

200g dark chocolate (2 x 100g bars)
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup pecan nuts (toasted)
1 cup short bread or other biscuits (butter cookies) broken into small pieces
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons caster sugar
¼ cup cream

Line a 8x8 square pan with waxed paper

Melt the chocolate and the butter in the microwave or on the stove top, add the cream, sugar, and mix thoroughly.

Add the nuts, biscuit pieces, and the marshmallows. Mix until just combined.

Spread into lined pan and refrigerate until firm.

Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares or rectangles.

You could try adding dried fruit (cherries, raisins, coconut) or candy (m&m’s, reece’s pieces, Turkish delight cut into small pieces)

cooks notes: This is the first time I have tried to make rocky road. I'm one for going my own way in the kitchen and figured I would have a go and see what happens as Rocky Road is M's favourite treat from Starbuck's and as it is his birthday next week I thought I would give it a go. One of the bars of chocolate was 85% and the other was 72% so it made for very dark and rich rocky road. I'm happy with the outcome H says "The Rocket Road" was better in the bowl when it was still warm and he got to steal some of the mixture. I shall see what M's verdict is a little later when he finishes with the wedding he is shooting today. I like it anyway and will probably adapt the recipe again next time. Which may not be that far away as M says he wants a rocky road birthday cake. hmmm

6 comments:

Chloe said...

drool-a-rama

i must make this now
thank you for sharing

AnnieB said...

wow! had to laugh at your son calling it "rocket road" that would stick in our house!

love the necklaces in last post btw, very vintage looking with that pretty clasp

Niki said...

Cute blog u have :)
I'm having an online silent quilt auction on my blog, starting soon if you are intersted in quilts. HUGS.

Frizbe said...

Well I logged onto see which recipe you'd posted and have to say it looks lovely :-) but I'm also intrigued by the word verification which is saying 'go fix rh' I'm not sure if rh needs fixing, but I shall ring him and check....yes I am bonkers.

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