I know I haven’t done a recipe post in a while so this is well over due. I give you Rocky Road Crunchies!
Simple, quick and absolutely divine!
I cooked up this batch at 10pm and took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish. They make the perfect little treat when you need something to perk you up and at less than 200 calories a piece, they aren’t going to kill you either. Errrm as long as you stick to one piece that is.
To make these Rocky Road Crunchies, you will need –
- 600 grams Dark Chocolate (atleast 70% cocoa solids)
- 250 grams Soft Butter
- 6 tablespoons Golden Syrup
- 200 grams Mini Marshmallows
- 400 grams Rich Tea Biscuits
- 8 Cadbury Crunchies
- 2 tablespoons Icing Sugar
This makes around 48 pieces which is quite a big portion, I know! You can always halve the ingredients to make 24 pieces – so use 300 grams of dark chocolate instead of 600 grams and so on. Speaking of chocolate, make sure you use good quality dark chocolate – it makes a noticeable difference and really does bring out the cocoa richness in this recipe.
Don’t you just love marshmallows? Seb had to stop me from scooping them all into my mouth. So glade he did, or we probably wouldn’t have had enough to make these Rocky Road Crunchies.
Start by tipping all the rich tea biscuits into a freezer bag.
And beat the hell out of them with a rolling pin or a wooden spatula. If you are stressed, there isn’t a better recipe out there. Feel free to take it all out on the rich tea biscuits.
Till you get a good mix of crumbs and biscuit pieces.
Line up all the Cadbury Crunchies in a row and beat the hell out of them too! This recipe is better than yoga for stress relief!
Set aside the biscuits and the crunchies and melt the butter on a low flame in a heavy based saucepan.
Break the dark chocolate into bite sized pieces and add to the butter.
Add the golden syrup to this mixture and gently fold it in. Resist the urge to turn up the heat, you don’t want to burn the chocolate.I really struggle with this but it’s worth the effort.
Don’t you just love golden syrup, it really is liquid gold in a tin! To avoid the syrup sticking to the spoon, coat the spoon in some vegetable oil before dipping it into the tin. You are welcome!
Once the chocolate mixture has melted, gently fold in the biscuits and the crunchies you crushed earlier into the sauce pan.
Throw in the mini marshmallows and gently fold these white and pink beauties into the mixture till they start going gooey.
Tip the mixture into a baking tin and flatten out with a spatula. And you are done – told you this was one of the easiest recipes ever!
Refrigerate the mixture overnight or atleast for 4 hours. Yes 4 hours sounds like a lifetime, but this needs to cool before you can dig in. I promise it is worth the wait though.
Once set, dust with a fine layer of icing sugar and you are done! Cut the rocky road crunchies into square pieces and dig in.
Seb couldn’t resist having a cheeky bite and it was only 7 am! These Rocky Road Crunchies are that good.
They make great packable treats and even better gifts! But then again, why would you want to share these beauties with anybody else?
Rocky Road Crunchies anyone?