Friday, 24 February 2012

FOOD: Rocky Road

After getting a little down about things on Monday/Tuesday, I craved one of the things I often use to treat myself to at lunchtimes when I was working - Rocky Road. While my version may never match the bars I use to treat myself to from Marks and Spencer, this offers a cheap and super quick version. I love the fact that this recipe gives you the freedom to add and try different ingredients from alternating the chocolate, marshmallow sizes, other sweet goodies and nuts. You can even make it with, or without condensed milk - there are tonnes of recipes out there just have a google and see which takes your fancy.

What I used;


What I used;
2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 cups of mini marshmallows
1 and half cups of bashed about honey roasted peanuts

The mixture before heading into the fridge. 

All you need to do is carefully melt your chocolate chips in a bowl over a pan of hot water on the oven, then add in the vanilla. In a separate bowl measure out the rest of the indigents. Pour in the melted chocolate and stir in until just mixed. Add the mixture into a lined baking tray and pop into the fridge to harden for at least two hours and make sure to lick the spoon. Then cup into squares when it's hardened and enjoy!


Lets just say it went down well with the husband and our close friend. Are you a rocky road fan? What type of indigents and recipes do you use?

So that's another week down also can't believe I'm so close to 500 followers! I hope you all have a lovely weekend, we're hopefully off to a vintage/antique expo and spending the rest of the time head long into a new sewing project!  Do you have any exciting plans?

45 comments:

  1. I absolutely love rocky road! Perfect pick me up. Hope the sewing project goes well x

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  2. Jon would eat that in one go! I'm not very keen on sweet stuff (I know, I'm a bit of a freak!) xxx

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    1. As much as I love chocolate and sweetie things, even I could only manage this in little chunks. The marshmallows make it rather sickly!

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  3. Yummy! I like any version of rocky road - I am not picky. Have fun at the expo and a lovely weekend :]

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  4. Ahh rocky road is so good! I like it with cherries in :) Have a great weekend!

    Caroline x
    carolinescatwalk.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooo the cherries sound good - totally a big cherry fan so will have to try this!

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  5. i love rocky road! never tried it with nuts in but it sounds good :D x

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    1. Ah see i'm always sure i've eaten it with nuts. But I'm sure it's tasty with all sorts of mixtures!

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  6. Bloody hell that looks mouthwatering! I'd have hoovered up a hunk of that very happily with a cup of tea to hand!

    Jem xXx

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  7. oh yummmmmmm i want some now!

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  8. oh gosh, this could definitely cheer anyone up for sure!
    xo TJ

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    1. Fun to make because it gets all sicky and its so fun to eat it cheers you up for sure

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  9. This looks so tasty. I've given up chocolate for lent but if I hadnt I'd be straight on this xx

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    1. This is one of the reasons why I totally couldn't give chocolate up!

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  10. Rocky roads are just yum. Yum. I want one now! xx

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    1. Definatly one of the best things i've baked in a while.

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  11. I could totally go for one of these right now. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend. Also, thank you for stopping by Inspirations by D, enjoyed your visit:-)

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  12. I used to LOVE rocky road anything when I was a kid! not now too much, but this looks too good and too easy to pass up!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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    1. See it only really became known in the UK in the last couple of years - that's my excuse for eating mountains of it now!

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  13. I love rocky road minus the nuts with jelly pieces!! Congrats you're now over 500!! woo xx

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  14. I love Rocky Road but I've never tried making it myself, will def be giving it a go though now xxx

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    1. Yeah in the past it was always just as easy to get it from M&S -can't say i've seen it in stores over here.

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  15. Man these look amazing! Craving chocolate now... I tagged you in a post on my blog, enjoy! :)

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  16. love rocky road! I've only ever had it in ice cream form though, looks like I'll have to try it this way!

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    1. Love it as ice cream too - i'm so greedy!

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  17. I love rocky road, made a massive batch the other week! :D

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com/
    Lucy
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    1. I think i'll have to make a massive batch next time, this lot got demolished too quickly!

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  18. Mmmmm I love Rocky Road but I've never made it myself (lazy much?!). Looks delicious though! xx

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    1. You should try it! So fun to make too!

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  19. Never tried making rocky road, but it does look scrumptious :)

    Charlee
    xxx

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  20. never heard of rocky road before but it looks sooo good. :O x

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  21. looks amazing !
    Might have to try this out myself !

    www.launainponderland.blogspot.com

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  22. omgosh i've never ever had rocky road before!!! but it looks amazing i will def be making this!! :)

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  23. Wow, this looks incredibly delicious! I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing :D

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  24. Wow this looks amazing! I might have to try this! :) xx

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  25. oh yum this looks delicious!! totally gives me a sugar craving lol

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  26. Thansk for your sweet comment on my blog>!! this recepie looks so yummy!! happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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  27. Oh YUM! These could make any bad day better :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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