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!
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.
🥣 5-6 servings
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.
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over hot water. Be careful not to get any water in the chocolate.
Add all the sweets and mix well
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.
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.
Give away and wait for the applause!