Rocky Road

Being in the middle of writing an essay, I wanted to make something that would give me much needed boosts of energy, but didn’t require too much thought. Rocky road is so simple that a 5 year old could make it. There is a certain childish excitement (at least for me, but it could have been essay-related delirium) in mixing lots of naughty things together and pouring chocolate over them. You can go two ways with rocky road – either a moderately healthy combination of nuts and dried fruit, or a more than moderately unhealthy combination of marshmallows, digestive biscuits and glace cherries. I went for the latter, with a nod towards something that might actually be good for me by adding some almonds.

Makes a slab about 30 X 40 cm, and 5cm thick.

250g dark chocolate

1 tbsp golden syrup

60g butter

50g mini marshmallows

100g glace cherries

100g flaked almonds

100g digestive biscuits

For the topping: 50g milk or white chocolate, melted (optional)

Break the chocolate into pieces and put it in a heatproof bowl along with the butter and golden syrup. Suspend the bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave to melt, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, weigh out all the other ingredients and put into a bowl. Stir in the chocolate mixture until the chocolate coats everything. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and spread the mixture onto it. It probably won’t cover the whole tray. Press down with the back of a spoon, cover with more greaseproof and refrigerate until set – about 1 ½ hours. Cut into wedges and drizzle with melted chocolate. Easy!

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