Holiday Post #1: Rocky Road

This week, I am cruising (quite literally) in the Caribbean, enjoying the Pirates (Jack!!!), the rum and the wonderful feeling of having every luxury designed by man at my fingertips 🙂

I can see the sunsets, the sunrises, in all their peachy glory and I despite writing this in advance, I already know that the atmosphere is making me giddy, while I drink my Pina coladas and what not 😉
But I will of course, tell you more when I come home!

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At the same time, I refuse to neglect you all in the blogging world completely because I am holidaying it up in Barbados! I may not be commenting on your blogs, but I still want to share recipes that I made from ages ago, but never posted up. Since Christmas festivities are growing, and the mood is coming, I thought I would share the xmas sweets, the recipes to be given as gifts, or to leave out to Santa, because he is such a cutie-patootie!

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Hope you enjoy them all! 😀

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Rocky Road.

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I do not know who invented this genius creation and thought ‘Hmm, let me mix things through melted chocolate!’ – simplicity equals genius, it is just so obvious here!

That first bite when the chocolate melts in your mouth, then the texture of a fluffy marshmallow hits your teeth when you chew through and then, BAM!

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A peanut. A small cute nut which adds a delicious saltiness and takes the sweet treat to a whole other level.

If you really think about it, Rocky Road is so flexible. I put Turkish Delight in mine but for unknown reasons, a lot of people don’t seem to truly like this chocolate (mind-boggling isn’t it?!)

That’s fine. Put in Crunchie bar. Or caramel chips. Or anything your heart desires!

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As a Christmas treat, Rocky Road is one of the ultimate desserts. Easy to package and customise according to the recipient. Good for the giver because they get to eat cut-offs 😉
Simple to make and can be made in mass!

How could you possibly go wrong with a good batch of Rocky Road?

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*Please ignore any photography fails, I made this recipe when I had just started blogging, but never got around to sharing it till now – thank you!*

Printable Recipe

Rocky Road 
Choc Chip Uru original

Ingredients:

  • 400g milk chocolate (or dark, or white!)
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  • 200g marshmallows, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup salted peanuts
  • 100g turkish delight, roughly chopped (too much, and the jelly sweetness takes over)
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  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
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Method:

  1. Place the chocolate in a large glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl (I forgot, but this method produces smoother melted chocolate)
  2. Melt till smooth on a low medium heat
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  3. Wait 5-10 minutes before stirring through the marshmallows, nuts, turkish delight and desiccated coconut (Otherwise the marshmallows and turkish delight will melt into the chocolate)
  4. Pour mixture into a baking tin lined with baking paper and put in the fridge, covered in aluminium foil, till the chocolate has hardened and set
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  5. Remove from the tin, cut up and enjoy all of the rocky road. In one go. Because you won’t be able to stop 😀

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One week down, three more till Christmas! Stay tuned for more Christmas recipes coming your way! If you want to see more, I also have these extra special Christmas desserts I learnt how to make in Food Technology class when I went to school 🙂

Christmas Meringue Tower

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Christmas Fondant Fruitcake

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Dark Chocolate Christmas ‘Puddings’

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32 Comments

  1. Choc Chip Uru says:

    A_Boleyn: Lucky you. We’ve got 8 inches of snow … Christmassy but oh so cold. The fondant fruit cake is my favourite of your recipes. It looks so elegant. As to leaving out the fudge for Santa. Well, maybe just a small piece because he’s got to go on a diet after Christmas if he eats more of that delicious fudge.

  2. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Coco In The Kitchen: This rocky road looks crazy delicious. I see you use the very best ingredients!
    Enjoy your holiday, Chippy!

  3. Choc Chip Uru says:

    atasteofmadness: I am so cold right now, I am so jealous!!
    But I can’t stay mad at you for long, because this looks so good!

  4. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Jennifer Eloff: Decadent! It sounds like you will be having a wonderful time right about now! Lindt chocolate has got to be one of the best, hey?

  5. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Three Well Beings: All of your recipes look really delicious, but I am absolutely going to head to the store for the ingredients to the rocky road! My family would love this! I will need to make plenty! 🙂 Your cruise and travels are fantastic. What a wonderful opportunity and I’m sure you’re making the most of every minute. Enjoy!!

  6. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Anne@FromMySweetHeart: I love your twists on the rocky road by adding the Turkish delight. And who doesn’t love pink marshmallows! I know you are having a FABULOUS time and I can’t wait to hear (read) all about it when you get back! Safe travels my friend! : )

  7. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Nami (Just One Cookbook): You forgot to take meeeee! 😀 Have a great trip, Uru! xo Meanwhile we can drool over these delicous rocky road. 😉

  8. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Kathleen Richardson:Thanks for leaving us this sweet little reminder of you, CCU. You had good ideas way back when and they’ve gotten better with time. Hope all is well and that you are enjoying your vacation.

  9. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Sandra Garth: I know you’re having a blast, a cruise is one of the best vacations ever! Thanks for leaving this treat for us. This is so great for gift giving. To yourself and others.

  10. Choc Chip Uru says:

    kitchenriffs: Glad to hear you’re enjoying some Caribbean sun! And getting a nice, tall, cool rum drink. 😉 Thanks for leaving us some Rocky Road so we won’t starve in your absence. 😉 Have a great time!

  11. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Angie@Angie’s Recipes: Those rocky road cookies are so tasty and loaded with holiday ingredients!
    Enjoy and relax yourself!

  12. Choc Chip Uru says:

    Curry and Comfort: I hope you are having a wonderful time every second of your trip. 🙂 Love the rocky road… chocolate.. goooood!!!

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