Sweet Temptations

White Chocolate Rocky Road


Now, I am a girl that loves my chocolate. There’s no denying it. I really just can’t get enough! My love of chocolate started when I was very young. In fact, we went on a family holiday to Tasmania when I was little and literally the only thing I remember from the whole trip was visiting the Cadbury Chocolate Factory! Hands down, it was one of the best days of my life (excluding my graduation day and wedding day of course!).I have lots of good memories that involve chocolate too. As a kid on Christmas morning I would always have chocolate out of my stocking for breakfast… ALWAYS! Even now, I still have a little bit of chocolate on Christmas morning just to keep the tradition going! And mountains of chocolate was what got me through exams at uni and nowadays through report writing time. Maybe the saying ‘diamonds are a girls best friend’ should be changed to ‘chocolate is a girls best friend’. Mind you, I think that ‘chocolate AND diamonds are a girls best friend’ would be even better (is that being too greedy???).

Sorry I’m getting a little distracted! Every Christmas I love to make rocky road. Sometimes I pop it in little cellophane bags and tie it with a ribbon or alternatively put it into cute little boxes lined with tissue paper to give away as cute homemade gifts. But sometimes I like to just make a big ol’ batch and eat it all myself! Anyway, however you like to eat rocky road is a-ok by me… even if it’s straight out of the tin – not that I would EVER do that (of course not!).

IMG_3209During the year I usually make rocky road using milk chocolate, but at Christmas time in our house it’s all about the white chocolate! To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why. It’s not like we are ever going to have a white Christmas living here in Australia… but for some reason it just seems to be that little bit more festive!

So here is my white chocolate rocky road recipe. It’s chock full of marshmallows, cranberries, coconut, macadamias and pistachios. If you aren’t a huge fan of cranberries then feel free to substitute them for chopped up turkish delight or even raspberry lollies. Best of all, this recipe is quick, easy and tastes amazing. It’s absolutely perfect for dessert on Christmas day, or even for just having a container full ready in the cupboard for when friends and family drop by.


1. Start by chopping up a 250g bag of marshmallows into quarters and place in a large bowl.


2. Add 150g of dried cranberries to the bowl.


3. Roughly chop 100g of unsalted pistachios and 50g of pistachios and pop into the bowl.



4. Add 1/2 cup of coconut.


5. Stir dry ingredients together.

6. Melt 400g of white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.

7. Quickly pour into the bowl and stir together well making sure to evenly mix the ingredients.


8. Line a slice tin with baking paper.

9. Pour rocky road mixture into the tin and press down firmly.


10. Pop into the fridge for 15 minutes or until just set.

11. Take the slice out and cut into small squares (this is a super rich rocky road so you only need a small piece!)

12. Place into an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

I hope you love it and please feel free to join me in eating it for breakfast on Christmas morning…no judging here!

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  • LydiaCLee

    Wow! That looks like a better alternative to White Xmas – better tasting that is!

  • Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me

    This is one thing I can actually make, Jodie. It’s always a hit for Xmas. Everyone loves the combo of cranberries and pistachios and of course those yummy marshmallows.

  • Lauren @ createbakemake

    This looks so yummy, but let’s be honest ANYTHING with chocolate in it usually is! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Neets

    Oh my! STOP IT I LOVE IT! :)

  • http://www.havealaughonme.com/ Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    That looks delish – my mum would be super proud if I could whip that up for Xmas!

  • The Plumbette

    Gosh, that looks gourmet and delicious for a home made rocky road. Love that you’ve got pistachios and macadamias in there. I’ve got to get the ingredients now and make it myself! Thanks for the recipe. ;)

  • Grace

    Ok. This is making me crave for something really sweet and yummy…uh, like this!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Thanks guys! Hope you enjoy this rocky road over Christmas! xxx Lucy

  • Alicia-OneMotherHen

    Oh my lovely chocolately goodness, that looks so good Lucy!

  • http://reddolls.com.au/ Red Dolls

    That looks delicious! Yum!!

  • Mumdanity

    Oh yum, now I have a serious rocky road craving. I think I’ll have to try this out for Christmas – and maybe do a test batch for myself first as well!

  • http://www.kyliepurtell.com/ Kylie Purtell

    I think I just found what I am going to make for the preschool teachers this week! If I don’t eat it all first that is!

  • http://www.newlifeontheroad.com/ NewLifeOnTheRoad

    OH MY GOSH. I love Chocolate, its better than drinking a glass of wine, actually its better than most things in life….
    I have been making home made gifts all week long but never ever thought to make White Chocolate Rocky Road – I am so book marking this page so that I can make some on the weekend :)