It’s a Rocky Road

Hellooo,

I went out last night and my friend stayed at mine after, so I decided the morning after (aka today) we would have a girly afternoon making yummy treats & watching a movie seeing as we haven’t seen each other for ages! The treat of choice was my favourite Rocky Road Bars, which are pretty simple and taste delicious. So I’ve decided to go for my second tutorial and show you guys how to make them :)!

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To start off you’re gonna need a few of the following things:
– 125g/4½oz soft unsalted butter
– 300g/10½oz dark chocolate
– 3 tbsp golden syrup
– 200g/7¼oz rich tea biscuits
– 100g/3½oz marshmallows (mini are better but big cut up are fine)
– 2 tsp icing sugar, to dust (if you want)20130921-200516.jpg Now of course you don’t have to use the exact same brands as me, any will do. It works better with posher dark chocolate (apparently) but I’ve just gone for Asda’s own, as I didn’t wanna spend a small fortune on stuff I don’t really like.
* After making these myself using this recipe, I would suggest change the quantity of biscuits to 100/150g and the chocolate to 400g. Also they are quite bitter using the chocolates I bought, so maybe go for a sweeter dark chocolate or do one 200g bar of dark & one 200g bar of milk to slightly sweeten it a bit! *

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First off (after hand washing of course) break up your chocolate into small pieces, don’t get too OCD you’re just gonna be melting it in a sec anyway. Do the same with the butter, its way easier to melt smaller pieces as opposes to a huge slab! If you went for big marshmallows, like me, you might as well cut em up now save your chocolate waiting later.

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Put the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat (aka warm enough for it to melt but not so high it burns after a few seconds). Remove from the heat, scoop out about 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted mixture and set aside in a bowl. This is gonna be for the top, you don’t have to be too precise, you just want to leave the majority in the saucepan!

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Stick your biscuits into a sandwich or freezer bag (something you can close) and whack the hell out of it with a rolling pin. This works especially well if you envision someone you don’t like but don’t go too mad we want a few crumbs but mostly some pieces of biscuit left over.

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Tip your recently crushed biscuits into the chocolate mixture in your saucepan, folding them in with a figure 8 movement. Add in your (now mini) marshmallows and stir.

Next pour the mixture into a 24cm/9in square baking tin (don’t freak if it not the right size as long as the mixture fits in your good pretty much). Smooth the top with a wet spatula, make sure it’s wet the chocolate is less likely to just stick to it.

Now cover the top of the mixture with the rest of the chocolate we put aside (remember that? Hope you haven’t just eaten it!) and then with another, or the same but cleaned, wet spatula smooth the top so that it’s even and looks prettier.

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Whack the tray in the fridge for two hours or overnight (if you can wait that long). I would suggest covering with cling film, you don’t want it to taste like everything else that in your fridge!

Finally cut into pieces, about 24 squares or less if you want greedy size chunks, and dust with your icing sugar if you really want. Voila, done! Enjoy your yummy treats, try not to consume the majority of them yourself (like moi) I wouldn’t say they were exactly diet friendly!!

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Hope you enjoyed my tutorial, let me know what you thought or if you’re going to give them a go yourself!

Leave me a comment and let me know 🙂

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