So Easter is fast approaching, for all of you that gave something up for lent, the finish line is near so well done and keep going; for those of you that didn’t (including myself), well, there’s always next year. With just over a week to go until most indulge in an easter egg or two, I thought it was only fitting to start the preparations with something sweet.
This weekend I was craving rocky road after some people on my social media feed had been busy baking, so I thought this week I’d jump in on the action. Personally, I’m not normally a rocky road fan, I don’t like it when it’s too biscuity and I also don’t like baking chocolate for things like this, I like to use the big brands like Lindt, Galaxy, Milky bar and Dairy milk. SO as they say, if you want something done well, then do it yourself and that is what I did.
Rocky road takes minimal time and effort, I think this took me tops 15 minutes from start to finish (lazy bakers, I got you), except the wait for it to set which feels like forever when you just wanna eat it. It’s also great because you can add in ingredients that you prefer, or you’re craving, so it really is such a universal recipe. Buuuut if you want one to follow, then keep reading and let’s get started.
What you need: – All these ingredients are readily available at most ‘big’ supermarkets.
- Baking tin (I personally like to use a deep square brownie style tin, the recipe is pretty calorific so spread these ingredients out!!) and Baking parchment to line the tray.
- 130g Lotus Biscoff Spread – The smooth one is best for this recipe, because you’re going to be melting it.
- 175g Lotus Biscoff Biscuits
- 25g Maltesers
- 1 Mars Bar
- 400g White Chocolate – Milky Bar is my personal fave
- 50g Unsalted Butter
- 125g Marshmallows
- 1/2 cup of Raisins
- 7 Glace Cherries Halved
- Mini Eggs – or anything you want for the top decoration – Malteser mini bunnies would also be a good choice
What you need to do:
- When you’re melting chocolate you’re playing with time before it starts to partially set, so I strongly advise making sure you have your tin lined with parchment and all your ingredients ready and measured before you start!
- Break up/Smash the lotus biscuits (how thick or fine you want this is totally up to you but I like a fairly chunky biscuit pieces) and maltesers and chop up the mars bar into chunks and put it all into a big bowl.
- Melt the butter until smooth – about 1 minute in a microwave.
- Melt the white chocolate until smooth and then fold in the butter in a large bowl. While this is happening also melt the lotus biscoff spread in the microwave this took me about 1 min 30 as it’s thick spread but keep an eye you don’t want it to burn!
- Fold the melted biscoff spread into the chocolate and butter mixture until all combined.
- Add all the biscuits/mars bar into the mixture and fold until all combined.
- After this, then chuck in the marshmallows, raisins and cherries into the mixture and fold – this is an arm workout within itself as the mixture starts to get thick and you need to make sure it is mixed well!
- Pour the mixture into the tin and decorate the top how you wish, for me it was mini eggs, but feel free to even melt more biscoff to drizzle over the top and top with whatever you fancy!
- Let it set for a couple hours in the fridge
- Cut into about 16-20 pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge, but of course, make sure you try some before you box it away!
So it’s as simple as that, let me know if you give this a go and what you think!