January 15, 2016
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A classic no-bake treat that everyone will enjoy – fill your rocky road with everything you love and ENJOY!
Now, I know for a fact you guys love a rocky road recipe, like my Kinder Bueno rocky road, Terry’s chocolate orange rocky road, Biscoff rocky road, and my Mint Aero rocky road. As you can tell, I also love myself a rocky road recipe!
However, I have had many many requests for my recipe for a ‘classic’ rocky road! I wouldn’t say that this is entirely classic as I add in cadburys Crunchie bars because they’re delicious and I am truly addicted to them.. but it has all the other bells and whistles of chocolate, syrup, butter, marshmallows and biscuits!
I know that rocky road is a classic treat in many coffee shops, in many bakeries, and in many homes.. but that hasn’t stopped SO many of you from asking for this recipe, so you can have your favourite treat at home… so TA DAAA!
For example, my friend’s mum makes an AMAZING rocky road – but I like all rocky road! A bake like this is so easily made gluten free – just use gluten-free digestives, they taste exactly like Hob-nobs so its still scrumptious for everyone to enjoy!
No bake traybakes
I obviously have an absolute addiction to no bake treats, as demonstrated by all of my cheesecakes, but traybakes and such are no different! I have many other no bake traybake recipes – such as all of my tiffin recipes, my Malteser millionaires shortbread, and all of my Rice Krispie treat recipes!
Traybakes are SO easy to make and make life so much easier if you want to make something simple, and not worry about it. The only way it can go wrong is for the chocolate to split if you heat it too much – and even that is difficult to do!
This recipe is so easy and amazingly customisable, you can include your favourite dried fruit, biscuits, chocolate bars, even mix up the chocolate! You can really have fun with this recipe and make it your own – perfect for any cravings you have and perfect for the whole family!
This as I say is my personal recipe for rocky road. Its an absolute classic, always a hit with absolutely everyone for every occasion. I even have a more festive rocky road Christmas pudding (For those of you who aren’t keen on the traditional!) I love this recipe, and I hope you all enjoy it!
- 400 g milk chocolate
- 125 g golden syrup
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 100 g mini marshmallows
- 200 g digestive biscuits (chopped)
- 200 g Cadburys Honeycomb Crunchie bar (chopped)
- Line a 9" square tin with parchment paper and leave to the side.
- In a large bowl, add in the chocolate, golden syrup, unsalted butter and melt on a low heat over a double boiler, or in the microwave on short bursts until fully melted then stir until smooth!
- Once its melted and combined, add in the mini marshmallows, chopped digestive biscuits, and chopped Crunchie bars and fold together evenly.
- Pour your mixture into the tin and spread until it’s even.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set, chop up, and enjoy!
- I really would recommend using just milk or dark chocolate for this as it melts better than white chocolate, and the white chocolate might mix/split when mixing it with the golden syrup or butter!
- If you did want to use dark chocolate instead of milk, just straight swap the chocolate quantity wise!
- You can easily half the recipe for less, but these are so moreish you will want the large piece! Trust me!
- I used this 9″ square masterclass tin
- I used this dark chocolate
- I used this milk chocolate
- I used this baking parchment
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Can you use milk chocolate cooking chocolate
Yes absolutely! Enjoy! x
Hi Jane. Could you please advise me on the quantities of ingredients for a 9×13 tin. I’m thinking 1/2 extra ir do you think 1/3 extra would be enough?
Hi Jane. Just wondering if you know how much extra quantities of ingredients I would need to make this in a 9×13 square tin.
Hi can the rocky road be frozen once cooled and set?
Yes absolutely, for up to 3 months! Hope this helps x
Just wondering, if I don’t put the crunchie in do I have to alter the amount of any of the other ingredients or can I just do the same recipe but without it?
Hiya1 Completely up to you – whatever you prefer! x
Thinking of making this for a charity bake sale at school I helped organise and wanted to know how long it will last once made? Thank you , I love baking your recipes for family and friends and is there any other recipes you suggest that will good and quite cost effective for a bake sale for secondary school
Hiya! It will last for at least a week, and I would recommend any form of cupcake or traybake! Hope this helps! x
Would love to make rocky road, just wondering can you use confectionery chocolate or is it better to use cooking chocolate? 😊
Hiya! You can do – but I prefer to use supermarket’s own, as some others can have a lot of added sugars which can sometimes cause it to split! Hope this helps! x
Hi Jane. Iv just been tasked with making this as a cake for my sister in laws suprise 40th party. I’m looking it in a 8/9 inch round tin. Would the quantities if ingredients differ much from the quantities you use for the sqare tin in this recipe?
Hi Jane I maked this rocky road for the cafe and everybody loved it I normally make it with dr oetker chocolate but I used the chocolate that you used.
Is this rocky road gluten free or not ? X
Hiya! It depends on what other ingredients you used – always check the packet! x
Hi Jane, love the website. Hoping to get the book for Christmas. Just wondering if i could use 200g or milk chocolate and 200g of dark
Yes absolutely you can! Thanks so muuuch, enjoy! x
Hi Jane, love the website. Where can i buy the book and how up too date is it? I heard about this website from a friend and I’ve been loving how trendy these recipes are!!!
I added 100g candid clementines to mine, I think that they lasted about an hour, I will definitely make them again
Hi Jane, how long do you think the Rocky Road would last? I am planning on making some for Christmas gifts but will be seeing the recipients over a 2 week period (being optimistic that it won’t be eaten by me in that time🤣)
Thank you x
Hi Jane this is amazing! Just wondering if you could use Daim bar’s instead of crunchie?
Yes for sure!! x
I melted the syrup and butter, took it off heat as soon as it melted and added the chocolate and mixed and it split. Tried adding bit of milk nd whisking but was still very gloopy/ thick. I have still fridged the mix, will it turn out ok to eat?
Hiya, it will be fine to eat but it may have a slightly weird texture x
Was wondering if you could do a white chocolate rocky road? As there is white choc spread at Tesco I was wondering if you could use that with a mix of white choc for the base then add in whatever? Just wondering if I could go off another recipe such as the biscoff for the quantities.
Hey! You can’t do a straight swap to white chocolate with this sort of recipe because the white chocolate doesn’t mix with the butter and the syrup xx
Hi Jane , just wondering if I could swap the crunchy for munchies ? Thanks
Hiya. Can I exchange the crunchie for say, Maltesers? Many thanks x
Yes definitely!! x
I keep trying this recipe but every time the chocolate seizes as soon as it mixes with the melted butter and syrup. I’ve tried on the lowest hob heat on a double boiler method, I’ve tried constantly stirring, I’ve tried melting the ingredients together and melting the butter and syrup and adding finely chopped chocolate after and it still seizes. What am I doing wrong?
It could be the chocolate you are using – however, usually if you take the mix off the heat and add a bit of whole milk and mix it will bring it back to a smooth mix and work perfectly!
Thankyou for the recommendation, should the milk also be warm or can it be cold?
I’ve added it in cold, but you can also use a little boiling water too if you’d prefer to use that!
This recipe is amazing thank you! All my family said it was the best rocky road they’ve ever had but next time I think I’ll chop up the crunchie a bit chunkier! Please can you do an Apple crumble recipe? One of my all time faves.
So glad you liked it!! And that’s on my list for autumn time! x
I made this as a birthday treat for my mother-in-law today. She loves rocky road and the addition of crunchies was SO good. This was my first time making rocky road and my chocolate split – I panicked but just added a splash of milk, put it back on the hob and stirred it like mad and it miraculously came back together. thanks for the recipe, I’ll be saving this one 🙂
Can you use all dark chocolate for the recipe? Also love a few cherries in rocky road so might have to add some in too haha! 🙂 x
Yes you definitely can! I love it with all dark chocolate! And yessss do it!! x
Hi my mix keeps splitting, I am using cadbury chocolate and have tried it on lowest microwave heat and on double boiler on low heat, both times the mix feels cold to touch but has still split. Any idea why?
Hey! That’s so odd – one good way of saving the mix is to take it off the heat, and stir in some full-fat milk, or cream or similar and mix until it comes back! The splitting can be caused by a few things such as water getting in the mix, or heat! You can also try adding the syrup and butter to a pan and melting together, and then adding in the chocolate off the heat (and finely chopped) and stiring till smooth!
Please can you tell me where you get your gluten free digestive biscuits from
My personal favourites are Tesco’s own!
I use Tesco Free from range too.
How long does this keep for please
I’m making this for a school fundraiser later this week. As much as my family would like to trough it now I need to store it for a few days. Would you keep it in the fridge. Just worried about crunchies as it says not to refrigerate
I think crunchie’s can’t go in the fridge as it can affect the honeycomb structure if that makes sense – but otherwise if its just for me, I still shove it in if its a hot day! You can leave it somewhere cool outside of the fridge though x
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Could you please tell me why you use butter? And is it necessary. I like the rocky road hard.
Also when using this recipe the rocky road was soft. Do you know why this could be?
Because I don’t like it as solid chocolate. It’s not meant to be when you use butter and syrup x
I’ve tried to make this twice now, but my chocolate just keeps splitting ? Not sure what I’m doing wrong. I’m melting it in a double boiler on the lowest heat, stirring constantly. Last time, the chocolate started to split before it had even melted fully. It’s very frustrating!
Ohh no! Sometimes it depends on the brand of chocolate. A different way of doing it is to melt the butter and syrup together and take it off the heat, and then add in the chocolate after. However, you can often still use the split chocolate as it should still set.
This is such a fabulous recipe!! Thank you for sharing. So quick & easy to make.
I made this vegan using Bournville, Vitalite, vegan marshmallows and vegan crunchie, and McVities light digestives. Superb! Thank you!
What can I say, Perfect as usual! The addition of crunchie bar is genuis. I did swap digestive for shortbread (Had a bit of an excess) but the taste is amazing, not too sweet like some recipes. 10/10.
This sounds so yummy! I cannot wait to make them for Easter! I’m just wondering what do you exactly mean by golden syrup? I know maple syrup, corn syrup and the syrup to be added on Arabic sweets. What’s the golden one? Thanks!
In the UK we have ‘golden syrup’ which is golden syrup. It’s worth googling it to see if you have a suitable alternative.
Rawan, try the ethnic aisle in your supermarket. I believe Publix carries it. Alternatively you may find it on eBay or Amazon from a 3rd party seller.
These look great, will be making these with my granddaughter tomorrow for her Girl Guides ? Thanks
Aww I hope they all love them! X
Does it make any difference whether you use milk or dark chocolate?
No, as I say in the post you can use Milk or Dark – its taste preference, it just won’t work with White.
Ah I see that now! I clearly looked straight past that part. Thanks for responding ?
Hehe its okay! ?
Can i replace the golden syrup with light corn syrup? Thank you. I hope you can answer Im excited to try this recipe. Thanks again.
I don’t see why not, but be careful – I would melt the mix in a double boiler not the microwave as I have no idea how corn syrup behaves.
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I’ll have some mini marshmallows left over this weekend so I know what to do with them now ☺️
Ooh yes! Perfect plan!! ?
OMG! And Crunchies? Yum!
Yesss, gives it the perfect taste!!
I have just tried this for the first time using diary milk chocolate and the mixture went all thick and hard to mix. What would of caused this?
Hiya! Unfortunately, because of the ingredients, dairy milk tends to split or sieze a lot easier – I find it best to use supermarket’s own or basic! Hope this helps! x