Sunday, March 23, 2014

White Chocolate Rocky Road

Rocky Road is one of my go to "easy to impress" recipes. The recipe is impossibly easy to make and, for some inexplicable reason, everyone gets unreasonably excited when they see a plate it!

I made these back when I had first started full time work and decided that I had to come up with a brilliant way of getting my new coworkers to like me the only way I know how -aside from witty banter and actually being able to do the tasks I was given of course! So I whipped up a batch of White Chocolate Rocky Road with my favourite ingredients and brought them in the next day for Valentines Day.

A few of my favourite things: pistachios, almonds, marshmallows, gummy bears, cranberries and desiccated coconut
My favourite thing about this recipe is that you're free to include whatever ingredients take your fancy. There is no proper Rocky Road - just whatever you happen to feel like when you're shopping for ingredients! My personal favourites are pistachios for the crunch, and gummy bears for the chew and beautiful colours.

Melting white chocolate buttons double boiler style
The quantities in this recipe can be altered at your whim depending on how much you need -just make sure you have enough melted chocolate to cover all the good bits. The only hard thing is melting the chocolate to make sure it is smooth without seizing up which shouldn't happen if you're using the double boiler method. 

So if you need to whip up something everyone is sure to like, try making your own Rocky Road filled with your favourite ingredients!
This recipe is for Sweet New Zealand #32, a blogging event open to all Kiwi bloggers (including those overseas) which is being hosted by Frances at Bake Club.

White Chocolate Rocky Road


375g white chocolate buttons (or a big block, roughly chopped)
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup gummy bears
1 cup marshmallows
1/3 cup desiccated coconut


1. Line the sides of a 27cm x 17cm rectangular baking pan with baking paper. Allow enough to hang over the sides.
2. Place the white chocolate buttons in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water to create a double boiler and let it melt. Stir occasionally to help it along. You can also do this in the microwave if you wish, but stir frequently so it doesn't burn.
3. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, set aside for a few minutes.
4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
5. Pour the white chocolate over the top and work quickly to make sure everything is coated.
6. Spread the mixture evenly into the baking pan and refrigerate until it is set (I usually leave it overnight).
7. Lift the Rocky Road out of the pan and cut into squares on a chopping board. Use a good knife because white chocolate is a lot harder to cut!

1 comment:

  1. I make it with Turkish delight and it is so chewy and sweet but delicious!