Tuesday, January 3, 2012

White rocky road

Something that is bound to put smiles on faces.  This is one of the extras I prepared for my little girl's second birthday. It didn't last too long.


Rocky road isn't really cooking or baking - just melt some chocolate in a double boiler and make sure all the ingredients are evenly coated. Lots of fun to do with kids, the only hard part is limiting their sugar intake a little bit. My sister loves to add raspberries (the lolly variety) and snakes - they look great.


 I'm not the biggest fan of white chocolate, but I decided on this occasion that it made the rocky road look a little more festive. Plus it doesn't hide the ingredients in the same way as milk and dark chocolate, they really seem to pop out of the white.
The ingredient that really makes this is the turkish delight. I love the rose variety on its own, but this makes it super special. The sour dried cherries are a bit hard to find in the shops, I managed to track some down at my local health food shop. I love adding them to muesli too.


My white rocky road (adapted from Not Quite Nigella)

Ingredients:

500g white chocolate (can substitute for milk or dark)
175g honey coated macadamias (regular unsalted macadamias will also work fine)
1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
250g Turkish Delight cut into smaller pieces depending on size
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup dried (sour) cherries

Method:

Line a square baking tin with baking paper (roughly 20cm x 20cm).
Break up the white chocolate into squares and place in a double boiler (to make a double boiler, heat a pan of water with roughly 2cm water and place a heat-proof bowl over the top). Melt & stir until you achieve a consistent and pour-able chocolate.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix through the melted chocolate. Push into the baking tin and allow to cool slightly before placing in a fridge for a couple of hours.
Cut into small chunks to serve

6 comments:

  1. yum! Happy Birthday to the little one - she got quite a birthday celebration didn't she! I love sour cherries too :)

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  2. I'm always so impressed when people make their own rocky road. Not my kind of dessert, not sure why?? maybe the marshmallows... but it looks so pretty, great work! The sour cherry addition is awesome.
    Heidi xo

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  3. I just made rocky road ice cream yesterday, what a coincidence! I'm not a fan of white chocolate either, but agree that it makes the ingredients pop nicely.

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  4. ooooh this looks delicious, happy birthday to your little one. i have been trying to find dried cherries but without success! will try my health food stores

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  5. JJ - we had 2 birthday parties in the lead up to Christmas... she still hasn't opened all her presents, was a bit of overload!

    Heidi - I'm not sure Nutritionists are allowed to approve of rocky road are they?

    Christie - please post! I have renewed interest in my ice cream maker and need more inspiration!

    Muppy - I bought mine in Healthy Life - it's a chain around Sydney

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  6. Oh I'm so glad that you liked this recipe Laura! And yes I agree, the Turkish delight really makes it stand out :D

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