I don’t often create recipes for my blog, I love cooking and I’m very crafty but I’m just not creative that way. I am, however, very good at finding ways (excuses) to combine my love of chocolate with a good dose of booze and my favourite way to do that is with my Very Grown Up Rocky Road.
It’s such a simple concept, quick and easy to make, but it’s utterly delicious and a really indulgent treat that is strictly for grown ups.
- 200g Dark Chocolate (the higher the cocoa content the better)
- 135g Salted Butter
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 100g Dark Chocolate Digestives
- 100g Marshmallows (I like large ones cut up, but mini are good too)
- 40g Sultanas
- 2 tbsp Brandy (or Rum)
- 60g Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch
Step 1 – Prepare your Ingredients
Soak your sultanas in Brandy overnight, or for at least a few hours. The longer the better as the more alcohol they will soak up. I use Brandy as a preferred choice but a dark Rum works well too.
Drain 60g of Opies Cherries with Kirsch and roughly chop. If using large Marshmallows roughly chop 100g and place to one side.
Place 100g of Dark Chocolate Digestives into a bag and crush until you have a mix of biscuit from tiny crumbs to small chunks around the size of a cherry.
Step 2 – Prepare a tin
Grease and line a loaf tin. Even if using a silicone loaf tin it really is worth the lining as it makes it so much easier to get the finished Rocky Road out. Trust me. I speak from experience.
Step 3 – Melt the Chocolate
Break 200g of dark chocolate into a microwaveable bowl. Add the 135g of salted butter and 3 tbsps of Golden Syrup.
Place into the microwave and heat in 15-20 second bursts, stirring after each heat, until it is smooth and there are no lumps.
Step 4 – Mix
When the chocolate mix is ready add the biscuit, marshmallows, drained sultanas and cherries and stir until everything is covered.
Resist all urges to consume at this stage. It will be hard but it is worth it. When mixed pour into your prepared tin.
Step 5 – Chill
Chill the mix for around two hours until solid. Remove from the loaf tin. Slice and enjoy.
It’s really that simple and the ingredients are all super easy to get hold of, everything including the lovely Opies Black Cherries in Kirsch can be bought from Tesco, and they do a great value 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate as well which I used.
The leftover cherries go beautifully just on top of vanilla ice cream for an easy dessert or you can make more Rocky Road as gifts for people. Leftover biscuits and marshmallows aren’t even a thing in this house!
This is a recipe I go back to again and again, I make it when we have guests. I make it for Christmas, it’s perfect for Christmas. I make it just because I need a treat. I’ve made it using mini card loaf boxes and given as gifts. It’s just fab and it’s a lovely evening treat, super indulgent but not too sweet because of the dark chocolate.
Disclosure – This recipe is an entry into a competition with Opies and I have been compensated for my time. It is genuinely something I regularly make and can vouch for it’s yumminess, I just weighed stuff this time so I could share the joy!