As I bake a lot, I am often giving cakes and other goodies away to neighbours, friends and family. However, rocky road is one treat that rarely leaves the house. We absolutely love it, and as it lasts for a few weeks in the fridge we don't have to rush through the batch. This Chocolate Orange Rocky Road is a new favourite that we've been very much enjoying!
Encased in a mixture of melt in the mouth milk and dark chocolate are digestive biscuits, mini marshmallows and a selection of orange chocolate. I've used Terry's Chocolate Orange, orange Smarties and orange Matchmakers in this easy no bake rocky road. This recipe is very versatile so you can use any orange chocolate that you prefer or can get hold of.
How to make Chocolate Orange Rocky Road...
In a large mixing bowl I mixed together broken up digestive biscuits, mini marshmallows and a selection of orange chocolates. In a pan on a low heat I melted together the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, golden syrup and butter.
I mixed about three quarters of the chocolate mixture into the bowl of fillings until well coated. Then I put the mixture into the tin and pressed it down. Then I poured over the remaining chocolate mixture and smoothed it over the top to fill in any gaps. Then I decorated the top with more orange chocolates.
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!!)
Tips for making the Chocolate Orange Rocky Road:
- You can use any combination of orange flavoured chocolates for this rocky road. You could also use Terry's dark chocolate orange, Lindt chocolate orange truffles, Cadbury's chocolate orange buttons, chocolate orange Tolberone... there's so much choice nowadays!
- 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.
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Chocolate Orange Rocky Road
For the rocky road
- 250 g Milk chocolate
- 250 g Dark chocolate
- 200 g Butter or baking spread
- 150 g Golden syrup
- 75 g Marshmallows gelatine free if serving to vegetarians, I use Freedom Mallows
- 100 g Digestive biscuits broken up
- 175 g Any orange chocolate I used milk & white Terry's chocolate orange, smarties and matchmakers
- 125 g Any orange chocolate I used milk & white Terry's chocolate orange, smarties and matchmakers
- Line an 8" square tin with baking paper. I grease the tin first with a little butter to help the paper stick to it
- Prepare a mixing bowl filled with the broken up digestive biscuits, the marshmallows, and the orange chocolate you are using - chop any big chocolate pieces up
- Put the butter, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and golden syrup 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 and let it cool for 5-10 minutes
- Pour about three quarters of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl of digestive biscuits, marshmallows, and the orange chocolate. and stir to fully coat the fillings with the chocolate mixture
- Pour the whole lot into the lined tin, smooth down then add the remaining chocolate mixture to fill in any gaps
- Decorate the top with more orange chocolates
- Put in the fridge overnight, or for 3-4 hours to set
- Remove from the tin and slice into pieces. Store in the fridge for a firmer texture, or in a cool place for a softer texture
- 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
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