Wow, how long has it been since I’ve posted a RECIPE on my blog? I think it’s been about 5 years or so but I’ve always enjoyed food and cooking so I’m quite excited to be sharing this today. I’m usually better at cooking than baking but as this is a no-bake recipe, it turned out absolutely perfect so I’m excited to share with you what, in my opinion, is the best rocky road recipe!

best rocky road recipe

In the distant past, I’ve shared a couple of sweet recipes including these Cherry and Coconut Cupcakes (DELISH!) and these No-Bake White Chocolate & Oreo Truffles. But in general, I’ve always been more confident at cooking as opposed to baking. I really have had some absolute disasters when trying to bake before! 

But like I said, this is another no-bake recipe. And to me, no-bake means “nothing can go wrong”. So it seemed like a perfect one to try out for myself and boy oh boy am I glad I did!

I actually originally tried this recipe at a family funeral. Which although considering the circumstances was actually a lovely day where we all got to spend time together, chat and eat lovely food prepared by my boyfriend’s family. One of the things there were these rocky roads so of course I had to pinch the recipe and try it for myself!

So if you’re ready to try this best rocky road recipe, keep reading!

best rocky road recipe

What do you need for the best rocky road recipe?

  • 200g Dark Chocolate
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup (I used 3)
  • 135g Margarine or Butter
  • 100g Mini Marshmallows
  • 200g Digestive Biscuits
  • Icing Sugar
  • Any additional ingredients you’d like
  • A small to medium sized baking tray
  • Greaseproof paper (or just use butter if you don’t have any)
  • Large saucepan

How do you make this best rocky road recipe?

I’m sure there are many variations to the steps in this recipe as it’s literally so easy that mostly everything works. But I’ll go through how I personally made them because they came out beautifully, so clearly I did something right!

Step 1: First of all, you’ll want to line your baking tray. I didn’t have any greaseproof paper, so I simply greased mine with butter. Both will work – so don’t fret if you don’t have greaseproof paper lying around.

Step 2: Grab your biscuits and place them in a freezer bag or a food bag (you know, the type that you put your kids sandwiches in for a school trip). Then bash them up until they’re crumbly. You can do this in various ways – hitting them with a rolling pin, bashing them on the counter, whacking them over someone’s head – whatever suits you.

Note: Don’t bash them up too much so they’ve turned to dust. You’ll want various sized pieces of biscuits in your rocky roads so there’s lots of crunch!

Step 3: Melt your butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat and continue to stir until completely smooth. Then remove from the heat.

Step 4: Take your bashed up biscuits, marshmallows and anything else you want to add into your rocky roads (maybe nuts or extra chocolate) and pour into the chocolate mixture. Stir until everything is completely covered in chocolate. You might want to save back a couple of mini marshmallows to place on the top like I did. Just because it looks cute!

Step 5: Pour this mixture into your baking tray and spread evenly. Then pop it in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or until the chocolate is hard.

Step 6: When your rocky roads are ready to eat, take them from the fridge and cut up into squares or rectangular sized pieces. Dust with icing sugar to finish them off and voila, you’re done!

best rocky road recipe

I’ve tried a lot of rocky road recipes in the past and honestly, this is the best rocky road recipe I’ve tried. It’s not too overloaded with ingredients but it has the crunchiness it needs as well as the gooeyness of the marshmallows. This recipe makes for a really good treat for an occasion that people can pick up and take when they want!

What do you think of this recipe? Are you a fan of rocky road and will you be trying this yourself? Let me know in the comments!

26 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely delicious, Jenny. Flora adores Rocky Road ice cream so I’m bookmarking the recipe for her to try the next time she gets her bake on – much as we love her flapjacks, I think we’d all love these even more for a change! x

  2. OMG yes please! I don’t have a sweet tooth but I do love a rocky road type traybake <3 Currently travelling but when home next month I think this would be the perfect recipe for a baking session with my mum!

  3. I think the recipe looks very good indeed. The ingredients are not too complex and the steps have been explained well. Crunchy, gooey, sweet… what’s there not to love? : ) Thanks for sharing – Je

  4. Ooo girl, you know the way to my heart! I absolutely LOVE rocky road, it’s one of my all time favourite sweet treats. This just sounds delightful and love that it sounds so easy to make. Thank you so much for sharing with us lovely! Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

  5. These look good! 😋 Is golden syurp a corn syrup or a molasses syrup? I’ve been craving rocky road ice cream which I haven’t had in years, so this would be a great recipe to try!

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