Need a super simple, 3 ingredient, no bake treat that’s perfect for making with kids and takes less than 10 minutes to make? Then you have to try my Easy Peasy Rocky Road!
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The perfect no bake treat!
When I am need a treat in a hurry, this Easy Peasy Rocky Road recipe is my go-to recipe.
This easy recipe is no-bake, only has 3 ingredients, takes just 10 minutes to make (plus an hour in the fridge) and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Super easy rocky road!
This is my easiest ever rocky road recipe. All you need to do is melt chocolate (easy peasy if you follow my cheats method below!), add mini marshmallows, bash some biscuits – then add them into the bowl as well. Stir everything together and then tip into a lined tin. Chill for 1 hour in the fridge, then cut into squares. Easy peasy!
Perfect for making with kids
This is one of the best recipes for making with kids – especially kids with short attention spans!
Kids can help with breaking the chocolate into the bowl, bashing the biscuits, stirring the biscuits and marshmallows into the chocolate, and spreading out the mixture in the tin… and of course licking the bowl and tidying up ‘spare’ chocolate / biscuits / marshmallows!
My cheat’s method for melting chocolate
The only vaguely, potentially difficult bit of this recipe is melting the chocolate and even that is simple if you do it my easy peasy way.
To melt the chocolate, I first pour boiling water into a large saucepan, then I sit a glass bowl over the saucepan so the bowl just touches the water on the base. Then I break the chocolate into pieces (actually I never do this, my kids do), I place the pieces in the glass bowl and give them a stir occasionally until they are fully melted.
Basically it’s a slightly cheaty version of the traditional bain marie method, where normally you would have the water gently simmering and the bowl not touching the water. I find my way easier and less likely to go wrong (especially with children around to distract me!), but if you want to use the more standard method then feel free.
If you are making this with little ones, I advise you either melt the chocolate first while they are well away, or do as I do and use it as an educational exercise, allowing them to watch me stir the chocolate while we discuss the dangers of boiling hot water (can you tell I used to be a teacher?!).
Either way, one really important tip: DO NOT ALLOW ANY WATER TO GET INTO THE CHOCOLATE! Otherwise it will go grainy and bad and you will have to start again. If your bowl fits tightly over the saucepan, and you are careful, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Best chocolate for rocky road?
In my experience, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is the best chocolate to use for rocky road, but you can also use other brands of milk chocolate if you have one you prefer.
Alternatively, you can use white chocolate or dark chocolate, if that’s more your thing!
Or why not try orange chocolate or mint chocolate, if you want something a bit different?
This recipe is very forgiving and works with most types of chocolate.
What can you add to basic rocky road?
This basic rocky road recipe is delicious just as it is, but if you want to jazz it up, there are plenty of mix-ins you can add. Here are some ideas…
- 75g chocolate chips (white, milk, plain or a mixture!)
- 75g dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, sultanas…)
- 75g chopped nuts (walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pecans…)
- 75g Smarties or M&Ms
- 50g desiccated coconut or dried coconut flakes
- Cadbury’s mini eggs – see this recipe >>> Mini Egg Rocky Road
- Any combination of these!
I’d love to hear if you come up with any really good combos! Let me know in the comment section below.
How long does rocky road last?
About 30 seconds, in my experience!
Seriously, rocky road will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container… though you’d have to have the willpower of a saint (and no children / sweet-toothed other halves!) for them to last that long.
Do you need to keep rocky road in the fridge?
No, not unless it’s a super-hot summer’s day!
Under normal conditions, once it’s had an hour in the fridge to set, rocky road can be stored at room temperature.
Can you freeze rocky road?
I don’t recommend it. Rocky road does not freeze well.
If you like this recipe…
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Easy Peasy Rocky Road (Only 3 Ingredients!)
- 400 g milk chocolate melted (I used Cadburys Dairy Milk)
- 100 g digestive biscuits bashed into small pieces
- 100 g mini marshmallows
- Line a 23 x 23cm (9 x 9 inch) tin with baking paper
- Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of just-boiled water. Do not allow any water to touch the chocolate! (see Note 1)
- Remove the bowl from the saucepan when the chocolate is fully melted.
- Place the biscuits in a plastic sandwich bag (or similar). Bash into small chunks using a rolling pin and add to the melted chocolate (you may need to transfer everything to a bigger bowl).
- Add the mini marshmallows to the bowl and stir everything together thoroughly.
- Transfer the mixture to the lined tin. Spread the mixture out and then press down using the back of a large spoon or similar (I actually use a potato masher to press the mixture flat, which works really well!)
- Chill for 1 hour in the fridge, then remove and cut into 16 squares.
- To melt the chocolate, first pour boiling water into a large saucepan, then sit a glass bowl over the saucepan so the bowl just touches the water on the base. Next, break the chocolate into pieces and place the pieces into the glass bowl. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is fully melted. DO NOT ALLOW ANY WATER TO GET INTO THE CHOCOLATE! Otherwise it will go grainy and bad and you will have to start again. If your bowl fits tightly over the saucepan, this shouldn’t be a problem.
- Not suitable for freezing.
- Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
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