Monday, November 28, 2011

White Chocolate and Raspberry Rocky Road

Armed with only a microwave and an electric frying pan I've had to have a bit of a re-think on my Christmas baking plans. Lucky for me one of favorite holiday treats needs no oven at all. Making rocky road is a bit of a christmas tradition for me and the best part is all I need is a microwave, Its that easy.
I'm not sure what exactly it is that makes a rocky road a rocky road, as far as I can tell as long as there's chocolate, marshmallows, a jelly element and a crunchy element I'm on the right track. With those rules in mind I've decided to make up a bunch of rocky road combinations based on what I think will be yummy and do a little series of posts sharing the results.

Mum and Dad always use milk chocolate, other people I know swear using dark chocolate is real way rocky road, but me I love white chocolate, most days it is my favorite by far. Wanting to make a pretty rocky road I started with white chocolate and went with pink and red sweets, not only was it pretty it was darn delicous too. I think its the crunchy buttery bites of shortbread that make this the best rocky road ever! Try it I promise you wont be disappointed.
For the Rocky Road
100 grams mini marshmallows
180 grams shorbread fingers
180 grans berries and cream lollies
360 grams white chocolate
1/4 cup coconut

To make the Rocky Road- first up get your pan ready, line a 20x30cm brownie pan with baking paper and prepare the ingredients. Chop the raspberries and cream in half and the shortbread into small pieces. Break up the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave the chocolate on medium in 30 second bursts until it is melted and smooth, be careful not to burn the chocolate.
Mix the raspberries, marshmallows, shortbread and coconut together in a medium bowl.
Pour in the delicious melted white chocolate.
Mix all of the yumminess together.
Tip the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth out with a spatula. Cover and pop it into the fridge until it is set.
Chop the rocky road into pieces and try not to eat it all at once.


  1. This pretty-in-pink treats are great Christmas gift ideas!

  2. It's a tradition to make rocky road for me too! Yours looks lovely and has great Christmas colours. Where did you get those adorable gingerbread/gingerman house boxes too? Myer?

  3. I made the little treat boxes :) I'll share a template and a how-to in my next post.

  4. Yum! This looks delicious and very easy as well. And I LOVE the treat boxes!

  5. That is so pretty! My daughter would go cuckoo!

  6. Very pretty indeed! I love making Christmas presents!

  7. Gorgeous! I love your little gingerbread house boxes too. I've just tagged you for Food Bloggers Unplugged - if you'd like to take part, see here:

  8. Oh my gosh you MADE the boxes! That's incredible! I can't wait to find out how to make them.

  9. This looks so good! I think I'll make this as little gifts over Xmas, it is by far the prettiest rocky road I've ever seen! Love, love, love the boxes too!

  10. I just made this and I've taken it out of the fridge to share around. It's an absolute hit! Can't thank you enough for the recipe!

    Mollie xo

  11. Una receta sencilla y divertida para los niños. Con tu permiso me llevo la receta a mi blog,un abrazo. ROSA

  12. OMG I love this recipe! Setting in my fridge right now :D