There can't be many families in the UK that haven't cracked open a tub of Celebrations chocolates over the Christmas period. Each tub is filled with miniature versions of some of the nations most loved chocolate bars, and we all have a favourite, and a least favourite! I'm also sure that many families, like me, absolutely love rocky road. It's so delicious, and simple to make too. This Celebrations Rocky Road features crunchy digestive biscuits, soft marshmallows and fruity cherries. Then to top it all off, it's packed with Celebrations chocolates! It's an absolutely yummy and completely irresistible treat for the festive season!
How to make Celebrations Rocky Road
In a pan on a low heat, melt together the butter, both chocolates and the golden syrup. Break up the biscuits in a bowl and add the marshmallows, cherries and chopped up Celebrations chocolates.
Pour about two thirds of the chocolate mixture into the biscuits/marshmallow mixture, mix together then pour into a lined traybake tin. Then pour the remaining chocolate all around the rocky road, to fill in any gaps. Add more chopped up Celebrations to the top, and some sprinkles too if you like! Then put it in the fridge to set.
What is the best kind of chocolate to use for rocky road?
I used chocolate callets by Callebaut for this rocky road, any good quality chocolate will work well and taste delicious. I’ve also made rocky road many times using supermarket own brand chocolate. I recommend avoiding cooking or baking chocolate.
How should you store rocky road?
Rocky road is best kept in the fridge. It can be stored at room temperature, but it will be much softer in texture and not last as long. Stored in the fridge, rocky road can last up to 3 weeks (well technically… you’ll probably eat it before then!!)
More tips for making the Celebrations Rocky Road:
- You can use any combination of dark or milk chocolate that you like, or even make it all milk or all dark chocolate! Just make sure it reaches the total amount of 450g.
- If you don't like cherries in your rocky road, you can substitute them for raisins, or just leave them out entirely.
- I used digestive biscuits the first time I made this recipe, and another time I used shortbread - both were delicious!
- You can use a baking spread like Stork in rocky road, but I much prefer using butter as I think it tastes better. But of course it’s down to personal preference!
- I use Freedom Marshmallows in all my rocky road as they are vegetarian. Many marshmallows contain gelatine so check the packet if you are serving this rocky road to vegetarians. Freedom marshmallows are available online and in Sainsburys. M&S also do a gelatine free marshmallow.
- Golden syrup is sold all over the world, so check the international section in your supermarket if you're not based in the UK. You can also buy it online from Amazon (see link below). If you can't get hold of it, light corn syrup is the closest thing to it, however I've not tested this recipe with light corn syrup.
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Celebrations Rocky Road
- 250 g Dark chocolate
- 200 g Milk chocolate
- 200 g Butter
- 150 g Golden syrup
- 100 g Digestive biscuits broken into pieces
- 75 g Mini pink & white marshmallows gelatine free if serving to vegetarians
- 75 g Glacé Cherries cut in half (optional or substitute for raisins)
- 250 g Celebrations chocolates chopped up
- Sprinkles optional
- Line an 8" square tin with baking paper. I grease the tin first with a little butter to help the paper stick to it
- Put the butter, golden syrup, dark chocolate and milk chocolate in a pan and melt together on a low heat, stirring together as it melts
- Once it's fully melted and combined, take the pan off the heat
- Prepare a bowl with the broken up biscuits, chopped cherries, marshmallows and about two thirds of the chopped up Celebrations (reserve the rest for decorating the top)
- Stir in the biscuits, marshmallows and glace cherries
- Pour about two thirds of the chocolate mixture into the bowl of biscuits etc. and stir to fully coat the fillings with chocolate
- Pour the whole lot into the lined tin, smooth down then add the remaining chocolate mixture to fill in any gaps
- Add the remaining Celebrations chocolate to the top to decorate, and some sprinkles too if you like
- Put in the fridge overnight, or for 3-4 hours to set
- To serve, remove from the tin and chop into slices using a sharp knife
- If you store the rocky road in an airtight container it can be kept for 1 - 2 weeks, and up to 3 weeks in the fridge. It is best kept in the fridge
NB. This post is NOT sponsored by Celebrations - I just love their product!