Do you like Rocky Road? Well today is Rocky Road Day, so your luck is in.
No, sorry, not the four wheel drive track type of rocky road. Rather, I mean edible Rocky Road.
Rocky Road was invented in Australia way back in 1853. Actually classed as a dessert, it is more often eaten as a snack.
There is also a version of Rocky Road that is an ice cream.
Rocky Road Recipe
110g packet slivered almonds
2/3 cup shredded coconut
250g pack pink and white marshmallows
180g packet raspberry lollies
115g pack mini oreo bite size cookies
500g good dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan. Lightly grease a 28cm x 18cm (base measurement) slice pan and line with non-stick baking paper. Spread almonds on a baking tray and bake for 3 mins, or until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate to cool.
Meanwhile, place coconut in a dry frying pan and stir over medium heat for 1-2 mins, or until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate to cool.
Combine almonds, coconut, marshmallows, lollies and cookies in a large bowl.
Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Stir until chocolate has melted. Remove bowl from the pan.
Pour melted chocolate over the marshmallow mixture. Using a rubber spatula, mix until evenly combined. Scrape marshmallow mixture into the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Place in the fridge for 20 mins to set.
Lift rocky road out of the pan and cut into 24 squares.
The recipe here should yield about 24 serves.
You can change the lolly ingredients around to your taste.
And that is Rocky Road.
Totally unhealthy, but emminently enjoyable.