Cornflake and Malteser Rocky Road!

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A delicious twist on a classic – Cornflake & Malteser Rocky Road! Perfect for a party, or just as a good snack!

 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 too the the Rocky Road, but the cornflakes make a nice alternative! This is something I used to make ages ago, but without the Maltesers. 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. I prefer it to have these other ingredients in otherwise its just chocolate and its rock solid. Obviously, some people prefer this, but I have had such rave reviews of this recipe and my Rocky Road for example which also uses it, that I know a lot of you are on the same wave length as me!

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!

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. 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.

This recipe makes 16-25 large pieces of Rocky Road!


– 500g Milk Chocolate, chopped
– 200g Golden Syrup
– 200g Unsalted Butter
– 125g Cornflakes
– 2x 103g Pack Maltesers
– 125g Mini Marshmallows


1) Line a 9×9″ square baking tray with parchment paper, leave to the side.

2) Melt the golden syrup and butter gently in a pan on a low heat – when the butter and syrup have melted fully and started to bubble slightly, turn the heat off and add the chopped chocolate and 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.

3) 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.

4) Once set, carefully remove from the tin and cut into your pieces. I do 4×4 so I get 16 large pieces, or 5×5 for slightly smaller but still delicious sized pieces. Dust with Icing Sugar or give it an extra drizzle of chocolate for show.

Tips and Ideas

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. 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

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

  5. 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?!

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