Monday, January 3, 2011

ROCKY ROAD BITES

I  have seen some cool christmas treats lately, which got me to thinking, even though I did not have much time to do my own cooking this year, i did have time to make these little yummies! Who doesn't love Rocky Road? If you have never heard of it, you must make it as soon as possible and understand the true sweetness of this amazing treat! I have had some great rocky road over the years and of course, some not so great. My secret is to use the best chocolate, which for me is Cadbury Dairy milk and good quality nuts, preferably not peanuts, for no other reason than, I prefer not to use them!! I tend to go for cashews, but really any kind of nuts is fine, or you can also opt for no nuts. I have heard that traditional Rocky Road has coconut, but I don't use it and also glace cherries which aren't popular in our house so I use raspberry lollies but you could use freeze dried or dried raspberries/strawberries to be a bit more healthy. You could also get away with Craisins as well. I made these christmas eve and it took me all of about 25mins to make make them and then it takes about 30mins to set them in the fridge. Super easy!


Ingredients

500g quality milk or dark chocolate melted
1 packet marshmallows chopped - Pascall Marshmallows are the best in the world!!!
1/2 to 1 cup nuts - can be roughly chopped.
1 packet raspberry lollies chopped.

Line mini muffin tray with paper or foil cases.



Mix all ingredients in a bowl with melted chocolate until well coated. Place in mini muffin cases and refridgerate for about 30mins or until set. Makes about 50

You can make them bigger or in a rectangle pan and cut to size. I just found that these were the prefect size to just pop into the mouth without looking bad!!!

All these ingredients can be stored in your pantry or freezer short and long term. Its a great treat for dessert for a party. They also make a great gift, especially if you need something quick.

1 comment:

Jessica Voloudakis said...

This looks fabulous! I love rocky road. The raspberry lollies are an interesting touch.

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