Rocky Road

Rocky Road recipe, Kitchen to Table Yamba

Rocky road is my favourite kind of chocolate treat, I just love all the different flavours and textures in each mouthful. It is an easy and fun edible gift idea, and a great one to get the kids to help with.

I learned to temper chocolate in the microwave after watching this video by Kirsten Tibbals. It really is an easy way to do it and I’ve found I get really reliable results using Kirsten’s method. Kirsten is the owner of Savour a chocolate and patisserie school in Melbourne and I’d really love to attend one of her classes.

Rocky Road recipe, Kitchen to Table Yamba

Rocky Road

A simple and delicious chocolate treat.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Servings 5 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 375g dark couverture chocolate
  • 150g marshmallows
  • 100g turkish delight
  • 30g dried cranberries
  • 75g roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 25g shelled pistachios lightly toasted

Instructions
 

  • Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high power (600W) for 1 minute then give it a stir. Return the chocolate to the microwave and heat on high (600W) for 30-second bursts, stirring after each burst, until mostly melted but with some chunks still visible. Continue to stir until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Line a 20cm square cake tin, or small rectangle slice tin with baking paper.
  • In the meantime, chop the marshmallows and Turkish delight into 2cm chunks (clean scissors are useful for this job) and add them to a large mixing bowl. Then add the cranberries, peanuts and half of the chopped pistachios and stir to distribute everything as evenly as possible.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into the bowl of marshmallows, Turkish delight etc and stir to coat everything evenly in the chocolate. Pour onto the lined tray and sprinkle over the remaining pistachios to decorate. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature (this can take an hour or two) before cutting into bars or smaller squares.
    Note: If the chocolate is properly tempered, i.e. it sets at room temperature, then store the rocky road in an airtight container in a cool spot in the kitchen.
    If the chocolate doesn't set at room temperature transfer it to the fridge to set, then cut into pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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