2 September 2011

Sweetfest: rocky road!

Does that sound nasty? It sounds nasty, doesn't it. That should totally be the name of a candyshop-related porn.

Anyway, on to the good stuff! While on holiday, the BF and I discovered the joys of Rocky Road. Big, chocolatey treats filled with nuts, dried fruit, and tons of marshmellows... What's not to love? And it sounded so unbelievably easy, too! So I made rocky road today. And you can make it too! Let's get started, shall we? You need...

Marshmellows. About 100 grams, but feel free to eyeball this a bit. It's not about absolute measurements. Doesn't that look tasty though? And painfully sweet? It's even shaped like a heart!

Raisins! Again, eyeball away. This is about 200 grams and I used a whole lot of these (not all), because I like raisins. Who doesn't? (Seriously, who doesn't? Because I don't think we can be friends anymore if you don't like raisins.)

Peanuts! Ooooh, peanuts! I used about 100 grams. Now, obviously, if you don't like peanuts or can't eat peanuts because your head will swell up and turn ten shades of purple if you do, by all means, leave them out. I don't care about them too much. Not as much as I care about the raisins. (you can also substitute these with cornflakes or other types of nuts.)

Chocolate! Hmmm, chocolate. I used 200 grams of milk and 300 grams of dark chocolate, chopped up into bits. (I love chopping chocolate, preferably with the biggest knife I can find. Makes me feel like a warrior. A chocolate warrior.)

I melted the chocolate au-bain-marie (just because I wanted to, you can melt it in the microwave if you want. Put it in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke it at 30 second intervals, stirring between rounds, until all the chocolate is completely melted.).

Once all the chocolate was completely melted, I dumped in all the tasty treats. Oooo, Mount St. Tastytreats!

Take this as a lesson, kids. Never build on a swamp. Especially if it's made of chocolate, and what you built is actually a loose mass of peanuts, raisins and marsmellows.

This concoction went into an aluminium foil-lined, rectangular baking dish and then into the fridge for a couple of hours. Or actually, about one hour. The BF got impatient.

So we took it out, lifted it out of the dish and peeled off the foil. Then we cut it into small bits.

Hmmm.. Pretty!


And pretty tasty, too!

Definitely an easy and delicious thing to make when you're in the mood for something sweet!

1 comment:

  1. I'll try not to eat them all before you get back from work tonight.