Fairground Rocky Road

Last Saturday night, we took the children to the 765th Ilkeston Charter Fair. It’s an annual tradition that we do every year. My parents used to take me when I was little and now I take my children.

Aside from the rides, thumping music and all the sounds and smells of the fair, we usually come back with an armful of fair goodies. This year was no different and one of our favourite things is honeycomb!

Rocky road single

Once they had munched half the bag, I decided to put the rest in a batch of rocky road. I’ve never actually made rocky road before, but Danielle at work is a big fan and I thought I would make a batch and save her a piece. When I say save a piece, what I mean is hide a piece before the boys got in there first!

There is no baking, it’s just a job of breaking up the biscuits and honeycomb, melting the chocolate and pressing into a lined tin. Everyone agreed that it was the best rocky road they had tasted, which is always a good sign!

Rocky Road stack

Prepare your dish or tin by lining with parchment. I used a lasagne dish measuring 30cm x 19.5cm

Ingredients:
Half a bag of honeycomb, chopped up Crunchy bars would also work
A 300g pack of milk chocolate biscuits (minus 2 or three that my son snaffled) I used McVities
A few handfuls of pink and white mini marshmallows
1 large squidge of golden syrup (approximately ½ cup)
300g good quality 70% dark chocolate
200g good quality milk chocolate
100g good quality white chocolate

Rocky Road closeup

Method:
In a large bowl, break up the honeycomb pieces, I used the end of a rolling pin to crack them into smaller sized rubble. I then broke up the biscuits using my hands. I didn’t bash them as I didn’t want it to be overly crumby! Finally, toss in the marshmallows.

For the chocolate, break up the milk and dark chocolate pieces and melt them in the microwave, or in a bowl over simmering water. I melt the chocolate until there are a few lumps left and then stir until the residual heat melts the rest.

Leave to cool for a minute or two before pouring over the rubble and mixing thoroughly.

Press into the prepared tin.

Melt the white chocolate and then drizzle over the rocky road and take a spoon to do a little marbling.

Leave in the fridge to chill before cutting into squares. This is very indulgent, so keep the squares fairly small!

Rocky Road1

This is a really good sweet treat to give in a cellophane bag as a gift or to take to a bake sale

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