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The Cooking Chook does Christmas – Rocky Road

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN!!!!! Where has this year gone? It felt like only yesterday that I was doing Christmas, now I’m doing it all over again! This year I thought I’d try something a bit different. Inspired by the fact that I am an unemployed Uni bum, I thought I’d check out some Christmassy treats that I can make. My plan is to make several treats that I can put into a gift box, and give that to people for Christmas. First cab of the rank is Rocky Road. I love Rocky Road, so this recipe was kind of part Christmas gift idea, part satisfy my own hankering (you have to taste test any foodie gift you give, right?).Now, I’ve had my fair share of good and bad Rocky Road, and the best I’ve ever eaten had proper Turkish delight in it. There are some Rocky Road out there that don’t have Turkish delight in it, and it just doesn’t taste as good. So, if you decide to make some Rocky Road this Christmas, try and get your hands on some Turkish delight, you won’t be sorry! This recipe makes 25 squares.

Chrismassy Rocky Road
400g dark chocolate, chopped
250g Turkish delight, chopped (I used rosewater flavoured)
250g raspberry and vanilla marshmallows, coarsely chopped
100g walnuts, coarsely chopped
100g toasted whole almonds, coarsely chopped

Line the base and sides of a 23cm square cake pan with baking paper, allowing a couple of centimetres overhang.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Use a metal spoon to stir occasionally so the chocolate doesn’t burn.

Melt chocolate

Chuck the Turkish delight, marshmallows, walnuts and almonds into a large bowl. Pour over the chocolate and use a metal spoon to gently mix to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Leave for about 2 hours to set.

Combine everything into a bowl Mix in the chocolate Spread into prepared pan

Once set, turn the Rocky Road out onto a clean work surface. To make it easier for the Rocky Road to be cut into portions, run the blade of a large knife under hot water before cutting. Aim to cut portions in 4cm squares. Rocky Road can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature.

Cut into squares

Note: I have made a slight amendment to the original recipe. If you would like to see the original recipe, click here. There are some varieties of Turkish delight that have pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts in it. Considering this recipe already has nuts in it, get the plain Turkish delight without the nuts. Also, you can pretty much add whatever nuts you want. I only had walnuts and almonds in the pantry, so that’s what I used.

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15 thoughts on “The Cooking Chook does Christmas – Rocky Road

  1. Mmm… Looks good

  2. Aww man, I love rocky road and really really really want this one … And with Turkish Delight? Genius!

  3. Totally agree with you on turkish delight, rocky road is just not the same without it. I buy a big box at the beginning of December and use it in everything – rocky road, fudge and even brownies.

  4. How have I never had rocky road with Turkish delight?!? This sounds incredible!

  5. what a great dessert to share

  6. I am not a fan of Turkish Delight but LOVED this Rocky Road, chook. Well done, yet again 🙂

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