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Easy rocky road recipe

05 April 2016

This recipe for rocky road is extremely quick and easy, making it ideal to make with children. It's also very versatile and makes great use of what you probably already have in the cupboard.

Easy rocky road
Rocky road is a great snack to make with children

Chilling time

2 hours


  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 100g marshmallows, chopped
  • 3tbs golden syrup
  • Small handful of dried fruit – optional
  • Small handful of chopped nuts – optional


Of all the recipes you can cook with children, this is the one with perhaps the biggest ‘wow’ factor. It’s also simple and versatile and can be tailored to suit what’s in your store cupboard, making it a great no-bake recipe to make on a rainy day when you really don’t want to have to trek to the supermarket.

In fact, the only problem you’ll have with it is persuading everyone to wait the couple of hours it takes to chill and firm up!

How to make

1. Line a small baking tray with greaseproof paper or a silicone sheet.

2. Pop the biscuits in a plastic bag, seal and bash with a rolling pin until you’ve got a mixture of sizes from crumbs through to small chunks.

3. Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a small saucepan over a gentle heat.

4. Once melted, add the marshmallows, biscuits and dried fruit and nuts if you’re using them. Stir well to mix thoroughly.

5. Tip into the baking tray and smooth evenly. Chill for at least two hours in the fridge.

6. Cut into squares and serve.

Thrift tip

You can substitute the digestive biscuits for any other biscuits you’ve got lying around; I’ve found that malted milk taste especially good. The dried fruit and nuts can be left out if you don’t have them or want to keep it simple.

We’ve also used the empty golden syrup tins as plant pots for a shabby chic, retro look.

For more ideas for entertaining children, visit our baking with kids section.


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