Holiday treat – rocky road

Last week I promised chocolate. Being a woman of my word, here’s a fab little chocolate treat just in time for the school holidays.

Cooking with the kids can be a fun educational way to spend a couple of hours together. If your kids aren’t naturally inclined towards the kitchen (like mine), then the best way to get them involved is to cook treats. Unlike the marble cake or chocolate slice from previous holiday posts, this recipe has the advantage that it’s a no-oven winner, which means that you’ll have the recipe wrapped up before anyone can stutter “I’m bored” or “what time can I play PS3?”.

And unlike those showy-offy sponges or uber-posh macarons, rocky road’s charm is in it’s randomness. Each piece is special, just a little bit ugly and best of all you can’t really get it wrong, which all appeals to a down-to-earth lass like myself.

Bumpy and imperfect, just like life.

Bumpy and imperfect, just like life.

Rocky Road

4 full cups of chunks –choose any or all of…
Marshmallows, cranberries, goji berries, sultanas, currants, dried strawberries or pears, shredded coconut, nuts (peanuts, pecans, pistachios, macadamias) turkish delight, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas
200g block dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tbsp golden syrup
25g butter
¾ cup dark chocolate melts (or more dark chocolate, roughly chopped)

Line a 18x28cm slice tray with baking paper.

Mix your choice of chunks in a large bowl. Place the 200g chocolate, syrup and butter into a small saucepan over gentle heat and stir to melt. Remove from heat, tip in the extra chocolate (I like melts, since they quickly stick into the mix, but they’ll stay chunky enough that you’ll get good chocolate chunks through the finished mix). Pour into the dry ingredients. Combine well, tip into the tray and refrigerate.

MAKES 24 SQUARES

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9 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Lee said,

    Love the dried fruit & other nuts suggested in this recipe, yum! Have you tried the Thermomix Clinker Rocky Road yet? Not “quite” as healthy as yours though!!!!!

  2. 5

    Mrs P said,

    Love this as a special treat for the kids. I won’t feel so bad about them eating the chocolate if I fill it with fruit 😉

    • 6

      wendyblume said,

      ha! yes, still not a health food, I know, but at least there’s a bit of goodness in there for them. The chia seeds disappear and the pumpkin seeds are actually really yum with the chocolate.

  3. 7

    Deena Kakaya said,

    I have to admit to loving this one! Your pic with the dried fruit and nuts is gorgeous… Some nutrition amongst guilty pleasure xx

  4. 8

    Natural New Age Mum said,

    great idea! I buy some lollies and choc for the kids in the holidays 🙂

  5. 9

    Wendy said,

    Another great receipt! Made it yesterday and it is yummy


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