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A delicious twist on a classic – cornflake & malteser rocky road! Perfect for a party, or just as a good snack!

Cornflake and Malteser rocky road

 I know rocky road is one of those classical things you can bake with your kids, or just make when you fancy something chocolatey, but I have always LOVED it with cornflakes and Maltesers inside. It is delicious.

The Maltesers take care of the crunchy/biscuity element for the rocky road, but the cornflakes make a nice alternative! This is something I used to make ages ago, but without the malteser’s. It was my families version of a cornflake cake (and I’m not entirely sure where the idea originated from!)


The mixture of chocolate, golden syrup and butter makes a dreamy chocolatey mix. It makes it softer compared to just melted chocolate which I am not a massive fan of when it comes to rocky road.The golden syrup and butter make the base for this rocky road the perfect texture otherwise its just chocolate which means its rock solid.


I used honey crunch cornflakes for this particular one, but you can use plain ones as well. I just have a habit of trying to buy something I am also going to eat after the recipe, and I don’t like plain cornflakes in any way shape or form.


I LOVE TRAYBAKES! Whats not to love? They are simple, delicious and an amazing option for a get together with friends or even a party. Make, set, portion and devour – I will say again, what’s not to love?!

I like my pieces of rocky road nice and chunky (which you can undoubtedly tell from the pictures) and you might think OH MY GOD THEY’RE MASSIVE, but all my taste testers showed that even if you make the pieces smaller, you still go back for seconds!

Lighter treat

Sometimes I make this with just cornflakes in the middle (half the chocolate mixture too) and bung all the marshmallows on top – it makes a slightly lighter treat, but both are truly delicious! But honestly, if you like Maltesers you will LOVE this.


Everyone knows I cant resist a piece of rocky road. I also cant resist anything with Malteser included because – well hello, Maltesers are amazing! I have a recipe for Malteser tiffin if you don’t fancy the inclusion of cornflakes but still want a chocolatey malty treat. Or there is Malteser millionaires which are HEAVEN! Enjoy!

Cornflake and Malteser Rocky Road!

A delicious twist on a classic - cornflake& malteser rocky road! Perfect for a party, or just as a good snack!
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Category: Traybakes
Type: Rocky Road
Keyword: cornflake, Maltesers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Setting Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 25 people
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 500 g milk chocolate chopped
  • 200 g golden syrup
  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 125 g cornflakes
  • 2 x 103g packs of Maltesers
  • 125 g mini marshmallows


  • Line a 9x9" square baking tray with parchment paper and leave to the side
  • Melt the golden syrup and unsalted butter gently in a pan on a low heat
  • When the unsalted butter and golden syrup have melted fully and started to bubble slightly, turn the heat off and add the chopped chocolate
  • Stir until the chocolate has melted- if it doesn't quite melt then turn the heat back on to a very low setting so that the chocolate doesn't split.
  • Pour the cornflakes, maltesers, and mini marshmallows into a large bowl and pour the chocolate/syrup mix on top
  • Mix the ingredients together thoroughly until its all coated well
  • Pour into the tin and press down very firmly
  • Leave to set in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or a bit longer if it still feels too soft
  • Once set, carefully remove from the tin and cut into your pieces. I do 4x4 so I get 16 large pieces, or 5x5 for slightly smaller but still delicious sized pieces
  • Dust with icing sugar or give it an extra drizzle of chocolate for show
  • ENJOY!


  • I often use either Callebaut milk chocolate or one from the supermarket own section - I find the flavour works best, but you can obviously use whatever you like.
  • This recipe will work perfectly with milk or dark chocolate, but not so much with white chocolate. The mixture of white chocolate with golden syrup, and butter can quite often split because of the sugar content and lack of cocoa solids in white chocolate. Look at my oreo rocky road if you want to use white!
  • You can easily half the recipe for less, but these are so moreish you will want the large piece! Trust me!
  • This will last for 1-2 weeks in the fridge.


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  1. Nettie on July 20, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    5 stars
    I made this recipe for my nursing colleagues for a sharing lunch , everybody loved it!
    I made Twix rocky road for a family get together at the weekend, everybody loved it!
    I made Easter rocky road for my friends , everybody loved it!!!
    Can you tell I’m addicted😂

  2. Sam on August 14, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Hi, this looks amazing! Could I use the malteaser spread in this recipe like like you use the biscoff spread in the biscoff rocky road?

  3. Tracey Howard on June 8, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Just made these. They are delicious! So pleased I tried this version instead of my usual recipe. Not good for my waistline though!

  4. Bianca on March 2, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Hi Jane,

    If I want to use 200g digestives instead of cornflakes do I still use the 200g syrup or less? X

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 3, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      Yes the syrup is part of the base mixture x

  5. Rachel on July 11, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I want to make rocky road maltesers and I have biscuits and marshmallows but no golden syrup. Is there anything I can use instead of this?

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 12, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      You can still try some butter to soften it slightly, or just use melted chocolate – it’s just firmer and not as nice in my opinion without the syrup!

  6. Amanda on July 9, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    These are absolutely delicious! And so moreish!

  7. Zoe Cook on July 7, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Jane, my chocolate/butter/syrup mix has become a slimey texture. It’s all mixes together and hasn’t split but its not runny – is this right? Thanks!

    • Jane's Patisserie on July 7, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      That sounds like it has split but in a different way – add in some (preferably full-fat) milk, and beat it like crazy and it should smooth out nicely!

  8. Sian on November 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I was planning to make my usual rocky road, but someone had eaten all the biscuits. Came across this recipe and had plenty of cornflakes so gave it a go. Yummy! It’s a big hit with everyone

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      Ahh yay!! I’m so glad it was a hit!

  9. GEMP86 on March 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Just made the rocky road this morning! 🙂 Already eaten 3 bits!!! Its so yummy.
    I added glace cherries as i had some in the cupboard to use up.
    Also, little tip that works great if your chocolate splits and goes oily! Add a splash of milk until the oil goes. 😉
    Love your recipes Jane

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  11. scarletscorchdroppers on May 20, 2015 at 2:19 am

    YUM! This looks so incredibly good! x

  12. lundygirl on May 11, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    oh dear – i may have to make these 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Oh well isn’t that a shame 😉 haha please do!!

  13. Roxastribe on May 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Yummmy!!? looks delicious and I’m sure it is!!??❤️

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Thankyouuuu! It was so delicious! Haha ☺️❤️

  14. kristenchan0921 on May 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Wow I would have never thought of adding Maltesers to Rocky Road! This is such a creative recipe that I’ll definitely try out 😉

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Haha thank you so much, its so yummy!!

  15. allaboutchantelle on May 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Oh my god, this looks amazing, I have to make it!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Hahaa thank you!! Let me know how it goes 🙂 x

  16. Speech Therapy Mom on May 11, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Oh yum!!! I’m starving lol! 🙂

  17. MrsKStanton on May 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I love to add glace cherries to mine too -yum!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Ooh that sounds delicious! I shall definitely try that next time!

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  19. Ema Jones on May 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Can I add in some slivered pistachios?

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Of course! That would be delicious!!

    • Ema Jones on May 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Yeah, taste enhances when you exchange ideas.

    • Ema Jones on May 12, 2015 at 6:32 am

      Hi Jane, thanks. I’m craving for that nutty flavor 😛

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 12, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Haha it’s okay!

  20. vannillarock on May 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

    These look epic!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! I hated all the pictures but I had no time, they were all eaten seconds after they were taken!! haha x

  21. sdlforster on May 11, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Just putting this here to remind me to make these divine looking beauties…and plus to share with my followers because who doesn’t like rocky road?!

  22. Sharon - creativityandfamily on May 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Sounds delicious!

  23. Gingerbread Jenn on May 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I can easily get through a whole bag of maltesers in one sitting, they’re so moreish!

    • Jane's Patisserie on May 11, 2015 at 10:05 am

      They reeeeally are aren’t they! So good!

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