Rocky Road

OK, so maybe this doesn't involve fresh organic ingredients and maybe it's not the healthiest or most skillful recipe but it's so tasty I just had to put it up here. You can buy rocky road in a lot of supermarkets now in pre-cut squares but believe me, this one is better. It works great as a cake at kiddie birthdays or just cut into little squares for a bake sale.

This recipe originally came from another food blogger, Anna Pfeif, whose blog is no longer available.

350g Plain Milk Chocolate
100g Butter
150g Cadbury's Crunchie
100g Maltesers
50g Mini Marshmallows

Sharp Knife
Chopping Board
Heatproof Bowl or Jug (metal or glass)
Small Pot (should be large enough to just fit your heatproof bowl or jug without letting it touch the water)
Spatula (a spoon will do if you don't have a spatula)
Baking Paper

1. Bring an inch of water to the boil and reduce to simmer in your small pot.
2. Cut your butter into cubes, break or cut up your chocolate and put these ingredients into your heat proof bowl.
3. Place the bowl on top of the pot. After a minute or two, your chocolate and butter will begin to melt. Stir continuously until the chocolate is almost completely melted and the butter and chocolate are nicely mixed together. Ideally, the chocolate should not take on a grainy texture, but don't worry too much if it does. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

(This can also be done in a microwave. Just heat the ingredients a little, stir, heat and stir until all the ingredients are combined).

4. Cut the Crunchie into 1cm long pieces.

5. Add the Maltesers, the marshmallows (reserving a small handful for decoration), the chopped Crunchie and 80% of the melted chocolate to a large mixing bowl and mix well with a spatula or large spoon.

6. Line a loaf tin with baking paper or parchment paper, tucking it into the corners. Don't worry if it pops out a little, it will sit down properly when filled.

7. Empty the mixture into the lined tin and flatten evenly, making sure you push it well into all corners. Place in the freezer for around 15 minutes.

8. Take the tin out of the freezer. The mixture should be quite hard now. Smooth the rest of the chocolate over the top, trying not to melt the mixture underneath and mix with it. Top with the remaining marshmallows. Wrap the tin in clingfilm and place in the freezer until ready to serve.

Tip: Use a knife heated in boiling water to cut the Rocky Road.