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!).
During 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!