FAIRTRADE FRIDAY: ROCKY ROAD

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Made using Fairtrade ingredients, this homemade rocky road is a surefire way to impress but it’s soooo quick and easy to create. I made this last night to endear myself to my work colleagues (new rotation, new team) and it took all of 15 minutes, plus setting time. The biscuits (cookies for my American readers) add a delicious waffle-like texture. Not the healthiest recipe in the world, but an amazing treat in moderation.

INGREDIENTS

– 500grams Fairtrade chocolate (I used about 300grams Cadbury dairy milk and about 200grams Green & Black’s dark chocolate)
– 1/4 cup glacé cherries
– 1/2 cup arrowroot biscuits/cookies (or use Fairtrade biscuits!), crushed
– 1/2 cup marshmallows, chopped in halves

METHOD

1. Fill a saucepan with water, put it on the stovetop (high heat) and bring the water to the boil.
2. Break up all the chocolate into small pieces (four squares or less) and put it in a heatproof bowl.
3. Put the heatproof bowl filled with chocolate over the saucepan of boiling water. The steam from the boiling water will heat the bottom of the heatproof bowl and melt the chocolate without burning it.
4. While the chocolate is starting to melt, cut up the marshmallows into halves. Break up the biscuits with your fingers until they are roughly the same size or smaller than the marshmallow halves.
5. Line a square baking dish with cling wrap (to stop the chocolate from sticking to the dish).
6. Stir the chocolate to ensure it is all melted. It should be all silky and look like the chocolate river in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
7. Take the heatproof bowl off the heat. Stir in the biscuits, marshmallows and cherries until they are coated with rich, silky chocolate goodness.
8. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. Ensure the mixture is evenly spread across the dish.
9. Put in the fridge for at least 3 hours (preferably over night)
10. Lick the bowl.
11. Take the dish out of the fridge, remove the slab of rocky road (the cling wrap should make this easy). Cut or break the rocky road slab into smaller chunks.

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Step 12. Enjoy!

Yours Fairly,

Ashlee

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2 Comments

  1. October 4, 2014 / 3:51 PM

    Ok now I’m hungry AND have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashlee
      October 5, 2014 / 3:02 AM

      Let me know how it turns out! It’s so good and easy and it was a hit at my work – everyone ate it up!

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