Food and drink

Make your own Christmas candy: Rocky Road

By Harald Nesse 14. Nov 2023

Rocky Road is a delicious, powerful combo of sweet and salty. Make a big batch and give away sweet (reusable) jars of homemade Christmas treats to friends and family!

The perfect treat for gloomy times

It's said that Rocky Road ice cream was invented by an ice cream vendor in the US during the Depression, when he teamed up with a candy maker to give people a tasty break from the gloom. They decided to combine the best of both worlds, ice cream and candy, specifically almonds and marshmallows in ice cream, and named it Rocky Road.

It has since evolved into something completely different, but Rocky Road in all its variations continues to give people tasty breaks to this day.

The basic idea is chocolate with marshmallows and nuts, but your imagination is the only limit to what you can put in your Rocky Road. Vary with different soft candies, nuts, coconut, marshmallows and caramels!

Make sure to make some extra for yourself and be prepared for praise and new orders from grateful recipients.

Recipe for Rocky Road

🥣 5-6 servings

You will need:

  • 400g dark chocolate. You can also use milk chocolate or mix light and dark chocolate (the more of the light chocolate, the sweeter it will be).

  • 2.5 dl salted or unsalted peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts.

  • A generous handful of mini marshmallows, or large ones divided into small pieces.

  • A good handful of caramels or candy such as Dumle, toffees or fruit candy (wine gum). Tart is a good contrast to all the sweet.

  • 3 tablespoons coconut pulp.

Mini-marshmallows and chocolate...what can possibly go wrong?

How to do it:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water. Be careful not to get any water in the chocolate.

  2. Add all the sweets and mix well

  3. Pour the batter into a baking paper-lined pan, spread it out evenly and sprinkle a little coconut on top. If you don't like coconut, you can use mini marshmallows or small candies, for example.

  4. Refrigerate until everything has hardened before you divide it into pieces and wrap in cellophane, interleaving paper, food paper, cellophane bags, small paper cream puffs or similar.

  5. Give away and wait for the applause!

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Harald Nesse

Food and drink manager

Harald is a chef with experience from hotels, restaurants, canteens, cafes and catering. He has gone through the ranks from apprentice to general manager and owner. In SSN, he is a Food and drink manager.

For Harald, food is joy, culture and welfare. Good food means well-being alone or with others.

Harald loves vegetables and is passionate about: good ingredients with as short a journey as possible, sustainable choices, good kitchen finances, people and new ways of doing things!