Rolo Rocky Road

Okay, so in my Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019 post, I promised to try and post more recipes for different types of things instead of just cakes and cupcakes. It’s quite hard as I am best at making cakes and cupcakes and I’m basically learning how to make biscuits, macarons etc from scratch. BUT in a bit to change it up a bit, I would like to introduce my Rolo Rocky Road. I also know I have posted quite a few rocky road recipes before and this one is similar to my normal Rocky Road but also Terry’s Chocolate Orange Rocky Road I have posted before, but hey it’s delicious and I personally LOVE rocky road so I thought why not.

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Rocky Road recipes on my blog are essentially all the same just with different elements. The rocky road starts off as chocolate, golden syrup and butter. You mix these in a pan until all the butter and chocolate have melted. Then you add in any ingredients you fancy. I have gone for digestives, marshmallows and Rolos. You can change the Rolos for any sweet you like mars bars, snickers, the same with the biscuits you could use hobnobs if you prefer. You could also add in glace cherries, when I was younger my mum always added glace cherries to rocky road. If you don’t experiment you will never know what you like/don’t like.

To make this rocky road recipe I used white and pink marshmallows just to get some colour into it and it doesn’t just look like bit bumpy blocks of chocolate. The biscuits I use are just digestives and they tend to be the supermarkets own brand. Baking can be quite expensive and in my opinion, it doesn’t have to be. In the rocky road no one is going to be able to tell if it is the supermarkets own brand digestives or if it is a branded one, so why spend extra money when you don’t have too?

I made this recipe a while ago and just never got around to posting it. I started a new job at the beginning of the year (YAY! I finally joined the 9am-5pm club) but it has made it slightly more difficult to post recipes as well as bake them, photograph them and write them up but I am trying my best. I usually post new recipes in the morning which I must admit is easier because I’m just getting ready to go to work, compared with before when I started at 6am but finishing later means when I come home I don’t want to bake or write, see my problem. But I shall struggle on. My plan is to keep posting one recipe a week I even have some Valentines Day recipes and Easter recipe ideas both cakes and not cakes, I might do a coming up soon blog post? What do you guys think?

Anyway back to the recipe at hand. I hope you like it, if you do let me know, if you know how I could improve it let me know also. I would love to see any of the creations you make of mine just tag #sarahscakeblog on social media so I can see them. If you would like to see any recipes on my blog let me know, all the ways to contact me are below. So yeah, I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Hints and Tips 

This should last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

You don’t have to use Rolos you can use any sweet or chocolate you want.

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This recipe makes 9-12 bars. 

Shopping List 

400g Milk Chocolate

75g Golden Syrup

125g Unsalted Butter

200g Digestives Biscuits

100g Marshmallows

252 (Six Packets) Rolos

Method 

  1. Line a 9×9 inch square baking tray with greaseproof paper and leave to the side.
  2. In a bowl crush up your digestives, I do this by hand just because the digestives will be different sizes some will be small others will be big.
  3. Measure out the marshmallows and leave to one side. This will be easier when your chocolate is melted to mix all the ingredients in.
  4. Chop the Rolos. Some of mine I halved, some I quartered just to get a bit of variety and some I left whole.
  5. In a pan melt the milk chocolate, butter and syrup on a low heat. Mixing continuously until all melted. The chocolate should be smooth.
  6. Remove the pan for the heat and add in 175g of the crushed digestives, 80g of the Marshmallows and mix until they are all coated in the chocolate. Finally, add in 200g of the Rolos and mix. Until all your ingredients are coated in chocolate.
  7. Tip the mixture into the baking tin making sure you push it into all the corners and there are no gaps.
  8. Finally, sprinkle the rest of marshmallows, digestive biscuits and Rolos over the top of your rocky road and push them gently down so that they stick to the chocolate.
  9. Leave in the fridge overnight or until the chocolate has set this can take up to 4 hours but I prefer to leave it overnight just to be sure. Cut it into individual squares. I cut it mine into 9 squares.

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