Saturday, 20 December 2014

Recipe: Christmas Rocky Road

Christmas Rocky Road

You know those people that are really hard to buy for at Christmas time? Well, my solution is to make them an edible gift; and this one is ridiculously easy, super speedy and most importantly, deliciously Christmassy.

Rocky Road is great anyway, but when I saw Nigella had done a Christmas one, strictly for adults, I knew I had to make some - this year I've added dried cranberries and replaced the original brazil nuts for macadamia nuts. It felt more festive, and it did not disappoint. (sorry Nigella, I still love you!)

Edible gift for Christmas

So if you're stuck for a gift idea, or just want an extra indulgent treat this Christmas then why not give these a go? You won't regret it...

Makes 24 bars

200g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
175g unsalted butter
4 tbsp golden syrup
200g amaretti biscuits
75g dried cranberries
75g macadamia nuts
100g mini marshmallows
150g glacé cherries
icing sugar, to decorate


1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup over a gentle heat until melted and smooth, then take off the heat.

2. Put the amaretti biscuits into a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin - you want some whole pieces, some slightly broken and other bits like sand.

3. Add the amaretti biscuits, cranberries, macadamia nuts, glacé cherries (whole) and mini marshmallows into the chocolate mixture and give it a good stir until everything is covered and mixed together

4. Tip the mixture into a square tray (you can use the foil throw-away ones, or I used a silicone one) and spread so evenly distributed

5. Pop in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, then once completely firm then take out of the tray, sprinkle with icing sugar and cut into squares

Christmas Rocky Road


What's your favourite edible gift to make?

Sophie x

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  1. This looks delicious! I've actually never made rocky road but I love the idea of a christmas one :)

    1. Thanks Hannah! Ah rocky road is one of my fave things to make - so quick and simple!

  2. How funny, I put a picture of the same on Instagram this morning! I love the Nigella recipe but your tweaks sound fab. An excuse to make an extra few batches... ;) Thanks for linking to #festivefoodfriday and happy Christmas!

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