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Original recipe of the week: how to avoid a Rocky night in 3 steps

  Saturday 4th February 2012

We all know the way to every girl’s heart is either through diamonds or chocolate. I can’t give you diamonds… but I can give you chocolate! This recipe really is the most chocolatey recipe I have every created, trust me. Not simply a chocolate bar like a Mars or Yorkie; this really is chocolate with a twist. This choc-tastic creation can be turned into a cupcake-style treat or a slab of luxury – it just depends on the occasion and how many people it needs to feed.

If you’re feeling generous this Valentine’s Day I suggest you take my advice and knock up a couple of these.  That special person in your life will be more than thankful, believe me – just make sure they like chocolate first or you could be in trouble!

A rich, indulgent, crunchy creation. A slab of gooey chocolate and a center-fold of many sweet cravings. Avoid a rocky time this Valentine’s Day with my secret rocky road recipe. Partly US-inspired and partly UK-inspired too, I have taken inspiration from both sides of the water. Traditionally the US use marshmallow, milk chocolate and walnuts whereas in the UK we use biscuits, raisins and either milk or dark chocolate.  I have chosen to use dark as opposed to milk as it not only compliments the sweetness of the dish but also adds a touch of sophistication… don’t you think?

Real Rocky Road

Makes 10 in muffin cases.

200g dark chocolate

50g marshmallow (chopped)

1 packet of chocolate fingers

30g sour fruit chews (chopped)

50g mixed dried fruit

50g Nestlé Smarties

30g  Hershey’s Reese’s Pieces

1 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp softened butter

This is really simple and easy to make.
  1. Melt the chocolate, butter, cocoa powder and honey together in the microwave for approx. four minutes in a big microwave-proof bowl, stirring occasionally.
  2. When melted add the rest of the ingredients, mix, and spoon into muffin cases.
  3. Top with any decoration you feel appropriate and refrigerate until set.

Bethany Stone

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