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Easter (Very Rocky) Rocky Road Recipe

I’m a big fan of Rocky Road. It is definitely one of my favourite cakes. So when I bought far too many Easter eggs one year I decided to create a recipe that would use up the extra Easter goodies. Obviously, the perfect recipe had to be a form of Rocky Road. And so my Easter Rocky Road was born.

It’s such an easy recipe to make and the perfect treat to serve on Easter Sunday. So I thought that I would share this simple recipe with you, dear readers.

A Yummy Easter Rocky Road Recipe

The beauty of Rocky Road is that you can pretty much include whatever yumminess you like. This Rocky Road mainly includes Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, marshmallows and biscuit. But please experiment and add anything else that takes your fancy. I’ve made this recipe with Smarties, glace cherries, walnuts, caramel eggs or other mini Easter eggs. You can also halve the ingredients or use a bigger baking tray. Just make sure that the rocks are covered with the melted chocolate.

A photograph of some Easter Rocky Road packed with Cadbury's Mini Eggs, 100s and 1000s sprinkles, marshmallows and digestive biscuit and chocolate - this Easter Rocky Road is the perfect sweet treat to serve to your family on Easter Sunday - Easter Rocky Road - Mrs H's favourite things

Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Refrigeration time: Once made, I put the Easter Rocky Road in the fridge to set overnight. But the Easter Rocky Road only needs to be in the refrigerator for as long as it takes to set.

Makes: 9 squares of Easter Rocky Road (this is using an 8″ square baking tray).

Ingredients

75g of mini-marshmallows or large marshmallows cut into quarters

75g of unsalted butter, cut into cubes

3 x 90g bags of Cadbury’s mini eggs

100g of crushed plain digestive biscuits

200g of good quality chocolate, chopped. If you’re making this recipe after Easter and want to use up some of your leftover Easter eggs then you could always melt them and use that chocolate instead. Also, I like my Rocky Road to be quite rocky. But if you would prefer your Easter Rocky Road to be smoother, then you can add more chocolate or butter.

A few tablespoons of 100s and 1000s sprinkles (add as much or as little of this as you see fit).

Method

1. Line an 8″ square baking tray with greaseproof paper.  Or you can use a larger baking tray if you would like.

2. Put the digestive biscuits in a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin. I like some of the pieces to remain quite large to give added crunch.

3. Add the marshmallows, bags of mini eggs and the 100s and 1000s sprinkles into a bowl and stir so that they are evenly mixed. If you’re adding any other ingredients such as glace cherries or Smarties then add them here.

4. Add the crushed digestive biscuits to the bowl of Easter eggs and marshmallow mixture and stir once again.

5. Then break up the bars of good quality chocolate (or leftover Easter eggs) and place in a heat-proof bowl. Add the cubes of unsalted butter to this bowl. Then place this bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water) and allow to melt. I always melt my chocolate above a steamer. It takes a little longer but the end result is brilliant.

6. Pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture onto the digestive biscuits, marshmallows etc. Stir thoroughly so that all the Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, marshmallows, digestive biscuits and sprinkles are evenly coated in the chocolate.

7. Add the mixture to the baking tin and smooth out evenly.

8. Place the baking tray in the refrigerator until the Easter Rocky Road has set.

9. Once the Easter Rocky Road has set, cut it into squares and enjoy it while sitting down with your feet up, watching Easter TV and drinking a cup of tea.

A photograph of some Easter Rocky Road packed with Cadbury's Mini Eggs, 100s and 1000s sprinkles, marshmallows and digestive biscuit and chocolate - this Easter Rocky Road is the perfect sweet treat to serve to your family on Easter Sunday - Easter Rocky Road - Mrs H's favourite things

As I’ve mentioned, this is also the perfect recipe to use up all the Easter eggs that seem to take up room in your cupboards for months after Easter. And if you like my Easter Rocky Road recipe and love Rocky Road then please go and check out my recipe for Rocky Road cookies. You will not regret it.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Easter.

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

P.S. If you fancy making this Easter Rocky Road then don’t forget to pin it for future reference. Thanks. xxxx

 

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie Haydock
    April 17, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Nom nom nom! This looks FANTASTIC!!! I’m sorry I missed in time for Easter – but it could make for a very nice gluten free friendly treat for Mr Vista for fathers day 🙂

  • Reply
    Marty
    March 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    So pleased that you have done this! Have bookmarked it so we can give it a go….when I say we, I mean William. Will let you know how we get on!

    • Reply
      Mrs H
      March 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Ha ha… you’re welcome lovely. I hope that William enjoys making it. It is pretty easy but it is yummy. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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