WHITE CHOCOLATE ROCKY ROAD

White chocolate, pistachios, cranberries and raspberry marshmallow- simple as that.

rock road 2As well as tasting like heaven, this white chocolate rocky road also takes literally 5 minutes to make and is beautiful to look at. It would make a perfect gift, particularly around Christmas time, and could be packaged up neatly in some clear wrapping for maximum effect.

I found this recipe on Pinterest (the place of all foodie inspiration) and tweaked it slightly to include our raspberry marshmallow. I also removed the jelly sweets that were specified in the original recipe to make it a bit more natural; the dried cranberries and the real raspberry in our marshmallows gave it plenty of fruity flavour.

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The great thing about this recipe is that you can really experiment with it. You can put any mixture of nuts, dried fruit, biscuits, marshmallows (or whatever else) in with the chocolate and you will produce something delicious. I do recommend, however, that you use the raspberry marshmallow in this case, as it contrasts nicely with the white chocolate and green pistachios.

Ingredients (makes about 9 large rocky road pieces):

(Note: although these are the quantities I used, you can really do this by eye and to personal preference)

– 480g white chocolate

– 100g pistachios

– 100g dried cranberries

– 7 mini boxes of raspberry Mallow & Marsh/ approx. 280g marshmallow

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Method:

– Put the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt (will probably take about 90 seconds but check on it and stir in the middle of this time)

– Remove the chocolate from the microwave and whilst it cools slightly, roughly chop up your marshmallows in to whatever sized pieces you like

– Chuck all the marshmallows, about 3/4 of the cranberries and about 3/4 of the pistachios into the white chocolate and mix together

– Pour the mixture into a baking paper-lined deep tray/dish (depending on how thick you want the rocky road to be) and flatten out with a spatula

– Sprinkle the remaining cranberries and pistachios on top and then pop the tray straight into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes (or until it is hard enough to cut into pieces)

– Remove from the freezer and and chop the rocky road up into squares, or into rough pieces depending on your preference

ENJOY!

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