Rocky road is awesome stuff and salted caramel is also awesome stuff, so combining them into this Salted Caramel Rocky Road was an easy choice for me! We are obsessed with rocky road in my house and it gets eaten in no time. This version is made with rich milk chocolate, toffee popcorn, salty pretzels, mini marshmallows, salted caramel fudge and salted caramel sauce. If you love salted caramel as much as I do then you will love tucking into a chunky chocolatey piece of this rocky road. It is melt in the mouth salty sweet heaven! Plus rocky road is so easy to make, bit of melting, bit of stirring, then leave it to set!
Step by step…
In a mixing bowl I stirred together the popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows and salted caramel fudge. Then in a pan on a low heat I melted together milk chocolate, butter and golden syrup. I left it to cool for 10 minutes.
I mixed about two thirds of the melted chocolate mixture with the fillings, then poured them into a lined tin. Then I added the rest of the chocolate to fill in any gaps. I decorated it with salted caramel sauce, some extra pretzels and popcorn.
What caramel sauce should I use?
My favourite caramel sauce to use is my Homemade Caramel Sauce, it’s rich, smooth and absolutely divine! You can also easily add salt to it to make it into a salted caramel sauce. If you don’t want to make your own, it’s quite easy nowadays to find a good quality ready made caramel (or salted caramel) sauce in the shops or online. I have used Tesco’s Finest, Bonn Maman and Carnation Caramel in the past with great results.
Tips for making the Salted Caramel Rocky Road:
- To make sure the rocky road stays vegetarian friendly I use gelatine free Freedom Mallows, which I have mentioned before as I’m a big fan of them. You can by them online or from Sainsburys. Regular marshmallows contain pork or beef gelatine, and are therefore not suitabe for vegetarians.
- You can use any combination of milk or dark chocolate you like, or all dark or all milk, as long as the total amount is 450g.
Recommended equipment & ingredients*
|8″ Square tin||Mixing bowls||Freedom Marshmallows|
|Kitchen scales||Salted Caramel Sauce|
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Salted Caramel Rocky Road
Milk chocolate rocky road with marshmallows, pretzels, fudge, popcorn and salted caramel sauce
For the rocky road
- 450 g Milk chocolate
- 200 g Butter
- 150 g Golden syrup
- 50 g Toffee popcorn
- 125 g Salted Caramel fudge chopped up into small chunks
- 50 g Pretzels
- 75 g Marshmallows gelatine free if serving to vegetarians, I use Freedom Mallows
- 50 g Caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade
- 1 tsp Sea salt
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 and milk chocolate in a pan and melt together on a low heat, stirring together as it melts. Once melted and combined, remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes
Prepare a mixing bowl filled with the popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows and fudge
Pour about two thirds of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl of popcorn 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 on top to fill in any gaps
Add the salted caramel sauce in blobs all over the top, then decorate with some extra popcorn and pretzels if you like
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 need a caramel sauce recipe, try my Homemade Caramel Sauce.
If you like this, check out more of my Rocky Road recipes!
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