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Eton Mess Rocky Road

Eton Mess Rocky Road

White chocolate rocky road with meringue, dried strawberries and marshmallows
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Rocky Road
Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 331kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


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

For decoration

  • 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


  • 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 used shortbread for this rocky road, but you could also use digestive biscuits or another biscuit like Hob Nobs.
  • I use Freedom Marshmallows in all my rocky road as they are vegetarian (they haven't paid me to recommend them, I'm just a fan!). Many marshmallows contain beef or pork 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.
  • 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 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!
  • Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
  • For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg