I love how super simple rocky road is to make, and yet the result is so incredibly delicious! I’ve not made a white chocolate based rocky road before, and I am so glad I started with this Eton Mess Rocky Road! Eton mess is a British dessert with whipped cream, strawberries and meringue. It’s such a perfect summertime treat!
I’ve packed this rocky road with shortbread biscuits, meringue pieces, mini marshmallows, dried strawberries and also some freeze dried strawberries on top. I wasn’t sure if this white chocolate rocky road would be too sweet for me, as I prefer milk and dark chocolate, but with the strawberries and other fillings it was just right!
How to make Eton Mess Rocky Road…
In a large mixing bowl I mixed together the broken up biscuits, dried strawberries, mini marshmallows and broken up meringue. I reserved some marshmallows and some meringue for the topping. In a pan on a low heat I melted together the white chocolate and butter.
I mixed almost all of the chocolate mixture into the bowl of fillings until well coated. Then I put the mixture into the tin and pressed it down. I like to save a bit of the melted chocolate mixture to pour on top and fill in any gaps. Then I decorated the top with the reserved marshmallows and meringue, and some freeze dried strawberry pieces.
Tips for making the Eton Mess Rocky Road:
- I used white chocolate callets by Callebaut for this rocky road, any good quality white chocolate will work well and taste delicious. I recommend avoiding cooking or baking chocolate.
- For the meringue I used ready made meringue nests that you should be able to find easily in larger supermarkets. If you like, you can make your own meringue, or use meringue kisses.
- You can use a baking spread like Stork, but I much prefer using butter in this recipe as I think it tastes better. But of course it’s down to personal preference!
- You can find freeze dried strawberries in the shops (I’ve seen them in Waitrose and Sainsburys) but I tend to buy them on Amazon because you can get a larger amount for better value. They last quite a while and I use them in so many recipes!
Recommended equipment & ingredients*
|8″ Square tin||Mixing bowls||White chocolate|
|Kitchen scales||Freedom Marshmallows||Freeze dried strawberries|
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Eton Mess Rocky Road
For the rocky road
- 500 g White chocolate
- 200 g Butter
- 100 g Shortbread or digestive biscuits broken up
- 75 g Marshmallows gelatine free if serving to vegetarians, I use Freedom Mallows
- 45 g Meringue nests broken up
- 75 g Dried strawberries
- 2 tbsp Freeze dried strawberries
- 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 biscuits, the marshmallows, the broken up meringue and the dried strawberries. Cut any bigger pieces of dried strawberries in half. Reserve a handful of the marshmallows and one of the meringue nests for decorating
- Put the butter and white 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
- Pour almost all of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl of biscuits and meringue 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
- Decorate the top with the reserved meringue and marshmallows, and the freeze dried strawberries
- 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
If you like this, check out more of my Rocky Road recipes!
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