This decadent Crunchie Rocky Road is truly one of the easiest treats that you can make. Stuffed full of Digestive biscuits, marshmallows, cherries, honeycomb pieces and Crunchie chunks, it's a fun treat for everyone all year round!
This hunk of chocolate, right here? It’s amazing! Sweet tooth overload is an understatement. I mean, just LOOK at that chocolate heaven!
This Crunchie Rocky Road or fridge cake is SO much fun to make... and to eat!
Once you make your first rocky road and filling it full of all sorts of goodies, you'll wonder why you've never made it before.
The good news for you is I've tried and tested this recipe so many times that I know it's absolutely the best it can be. And I've taste-tested it too, so I know its utterly divine.
And the best thing is, this no-bake rocky road recipe doesn’t require the oven so it’s quick to make and keep a batch handy for chocolate treats. No messing!
Just take me to the Crunchie Rocky Road already!
If you want to skip the essential info and handy tips for making the most awesome and fully loaded Crunchie Rocky Road, then you can head on down to the printable recipe card. Just keep scrolling!
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What you'll need to make this
Now you've probably got everything you need already to make rocky road - chocolate, butter, Golden or light corn syrup and whatever you're going to stuff it full of. That's it. Easy!
If you're making this version, you'll also need Crunchie chocolate bars and honeycomb pieces.
You'll also want a brownie pan or square cake tin - I go for one that's at least 1-inch deep so you get thick slices with lots of goodies inside.
How to make the best Rocky Road
Full measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page
Honestly, this recipe is super easy to make, and it's perfect for getting little bakers involved in the kitchen too. Keep an eye on those ingredients, they have a tendency to go missing while making the rocky road, or is that just mine? Marshmallow for the recipe, marshmallow for me!
Here’s what you need to do make Crunchie Rocky Road.
First up, gently melt the butter and syrup together. You can do this using a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave in 30-second blasts. Be careful not to burn the mixture.
In a separate bowl break up the chocolate into chunks, then pour the butter mixture over the top. The heat of the mixture will melt the chocolate; you may need to stir using a silicone spatula.
Now comes the fun bit! Take a large mixing bowl and add the broken up biscuits. Then add chopped cherries, mini marshmallows, honeycomb pieces and chunks of Crunchie bar. Stir it all together.
Pour over the chocolate mixture and give it a good stir, making sure everything is coated.
Fill a lined brownie pan with the mixture and gently press down gently with the back of a spoon to pack it together. Pop it in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight.
Once cooled, you can cut these delicious little treats into bite-sized pieces. Or big slices if your sweet tooth prefers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many does it serve
A 13.5" x 8" brownie pan or a 9-inch square cake tin will make about 24-30 pieces.
How to store it
Once cut into pieces the Crunchie Rocky Road should be stored in an air-tight container, in a cool place or in the fridge if it is warm.
The rocky road pieces can also be frozen. Make sure to wrap them well; I use a sheet of baking parchment then clingfilm/ plastic wrap. Just remember to although them to defrost thoroughly before eating.
How long will it keep for
The rocky road will keep for up to 1-2 weeks in a cool place, or up to 1 month if frozen.
To be honest how you tweak this recipe is only limited by what you want to stuff it full of! So here are some of my favourite variations:
- Twix Rocky Road - my favourite chocolate bar, covered in more chocolate. Swap the biscuits for Twix chunks, and the cherries for fudge pieces.
- Gingerbread Rocky Road - swap the Digestive biscuits for broken up gingerbread men, keep the cherries and the marshmallows for a festive treat.
- Snowy Road - made with white chocolate instead and full of beautiful ruby dried cranberries, cherries and marshmallows.
Top tips for this recipe
- Line your brownie pan - let your liner, either baking paper or clingfilm, overlap the sides of the pan on both sides; this way you can easily lift out the rocky road once it's fully set.
- Go for bite-sized biscuit chunks - if you crush the biscuits up too small, you won't get that wonderful biscuit crunchiness and you'll end up with a sandy textured rocky road.
- Freeze the marshmallows - it's not necessary, but if you want to make sure your marshmallows do not soften with the heat of the melted chocolate, pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes before adding to the mix. It will help them keep their shape.
- Don't worry about how the surface looks - you have so much stuff in there that it's difficult to get the surface of the rocky road perfectly smooth. In fact, the lumps and bumps are what makes it 'rocky'.
- Add in some nuts - as I'm allergic I steer clear of nuts, but lots of people have recommended adding in peanuts or pistachios into the mixture for a little extra bite.
- Allow it to chill for at least 6 hours - I know you're going to want to get in there sooner, but you want to make sure the rocky road sets firm. So 6 hours or overnight if you can is the perfect setting time.
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Crunchie Rocky Road
- Add the butter and the golden syrup into a saucepan, and gently melt together over low heat. Alternatively, you can melt them in a microwave in 30-second blasts.
- In a separate bowl, break up the chocolate into chunks and pour over the warm butter mixture. The heat will melt the chocolate. Use a silicone spatula to stir through once the chocolate has melted.
- In a large mixing bowl, break up the biscuits into bite-sized pieces. Add the mini marshmallows and honeycomb pieces.
- Cut the cherries in half, and add into the bowl.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the top and mix together well.
- Line a brownie pan or square cake tin with baking paper and spoon the mixture into the pan. Gently press down on the mixture with the back of a spoon to pack it together.
- Put the rocky road in the fridge to chill and set for at least 6 hours or overnight. Once set, you can cut the rocky road into bite-sized pieces.
- The Crunchie Rocky Road should be stored in an air-tight container, in a cool place or in the fridge if it is warm. IT can also be frozen, make sure to wrap it up well.
- The rocky road will keep for up to 1-2 weeks in a cool place, or up to 1 month if frozen.
- Pop the marshmallows in the freezer for 10 minutes before adding to the mix. It will help them keep their shape.
- Allow it to chill for at least 6 hours or overnight you want to make sure the rocky road sets firm before slicing it up.
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