On Easter Sunday we plan to do an Easter egg hunt for Little Miss H. So earlier this week, I headed into our local Sainsbury’s and bought a plethora of chocolate treats.
I may have over done it.
To prevent our darling daughter from having the biggest sugar high known to man, I decided to create a recipe to use up some of this chocolate. And to share the sugar high between the whole of the family.
The perfect recipe had to be a form of Rocky Road (one of my favourite things in life), filled with huge amounts of Easter goodies. The beauty of a Rocky Road is that you can pretty much include whatever yumminess you like.
I like my Rocky Roads to be packed full of goodies. So please feel free to take out anything you don’t want to include, halve the quantities or use a larger sized baking tray.
Easter Rocky Road
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration time: I put this in the fridge to set over night. But it can be in there for as long as it needs to set.
Makes: 9 squares of Easter Rocky Road (this is using a 8″ square baking tray) .
75g of mini-marshmallows/ large marshmallows cut into quarters
2 x 80g bags of Galaxy golden eggs
90g bag of Cadbury’s mini eggs
1 tube of smarties
50g of sultanas/ chopped glace cherries (completely optional)
100g of crushed plain digestive biscuits
100g of good quality chocolate, chopped
114g bar of Galaxy smooth milk chocolate (if you would like your Easter Rocky Road to be less rocky, then add another bar of chocolate).
1. Line a 8″ square baking tray with grease proof paper (or you can use a larger baking tray if you would like).
2. Add the marshmallows, 1 bag of Galaxy golden eggs, the mini eggs, the Smarties and sultanas in a bowl and stir so that they are evenly mixed.
3. 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.
4. Add the crushed digestive biscuits to the bowl of Easter chocolate goodness and stir once again.
5. Break up the bar of Galaxy chocolate and place in a heat-proof bowl with the second bag of Galaxy golden eggs. 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 in a steamer. It takes a little longer but the end result is brilliant.
6. Pour the melted chocolate onto the digestive biscuits, marshmallows etc. Stir thoroughly so that all the eggs, smarties, sultanas, marshmallows and digestive biscuits are evenly coated in 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 set, cut into squares and enjoy whilst sitting down with your feet up, watching Easter TV and drinking a cup of tea (or something stronger if you fancy).
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.
If you like this recipe then I think you will love my recipe for Rocky Road cookies.
I hope that you all have a wonderful Easter weekend.
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