I've been dying to make some rocky road for days now, and seeing as I had a spare half hour, and a lot of dark chocolate winking at me, there was no excuse. When it comes to biscuit based chocolate treats I tend to want a bit more colour and subtle flavour as the bitter dark chocolate can hog the limelight somewhat. I've tried it with dried cranberries and macadamia nuts and it really balances out and adds that extra hint of flavour to compliment the chocolate.
Preparation time: 15-20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
125g soft unsalted butter
300g dark chocolate (Green & Blacks is great)
200g light digestives
100g marshmallows (cut into quarters or use mini marshmallows)
40g macadamia nuts
40g dried cranberries
Place the digestives in a plastic sandwich bag/cling film, tie the end and bash it with a rolling pin to get various sized chunks - largest needs to be roughly 2cm.
Chop your macadamia nuts in half/quarters - leave a couple for later!
Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a pan over a low heat.
If you need to cut up your marshmallows do it now, and into quarters.
Pour 3/4 of the melted butter and chocolate into a mixing bowl, and add your crushed digestives, nuts, marshmallows and cranberries (leave a few cranberries for later) and fold altogether.
Line a 24cm/9in square tray (or any shallow tray you may have) with greaseproof paper.
Place the mixture into the tray and pat down so it's packed in tightly.
With the remaining 1/4 of chocolate in the pan, lightly reheat it so it's back to a melted state, then pour over the top of the mixture in the tray.
With the leftover macadamia nuts, place them into a sandwich bag/cling film, tie up and bash with a rolling pin until they're ground to tiny pieces. Sprinkle over the top of the mixture in the tray.
Pop a couple of cranberries over the top for some colour too.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
When ready cut into fingers.
You should have about 20-24 pieces.
If you have an alergy to nuts the recipe will obviously still taste lovely without them (the biscuit gives all the crunch factor you need).