Rocky road

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  • Makes: 16

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    (plus 2 hours chilling time)
  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Child friendly
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  • Make in advance

Rocky road is a firm favourite when it comes to sweet treats and you can learn how to make it with our easy rocky road recipe. This timeless treat is a simple yet delicious way to please every sweet-tooth in the family, and you can follow our simple step-by-step video recipe. The best thing about rocky road recipe is that it requires no baking so you can easily make it with the kids and spend some fun times in the kitchen. All you need to do is melt some chocolate, allow to cool, then pour it over your favourite naughty treats and set - simple! Plus you only need seven ingredients, and you can use biscuits or chocolates you have in the house. You can make it in just 45 minutes, and then all you have to do is wait for the rocky road to chill. Two hours should be enough for it to set but you can leave for longer or even overnight if you make it the day before. This recipe for rocky road uses Maltesers, marshmallows and ginger biscuits but you can swap or add pretty much any sweet ingredients you like – perfect time to let the kids use their imagination. This recipe makes 16 rocky road bars, which are well worth the wait. Perfect as a food gift wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon, and even better for birthday parties – kids and grown-ups will go nuts for this rocky road recipe!

The best thing about rocky road is that you can add whatever you like into the chocolate mix. Experiment with different sweets and chocs, crumbled up to make your perfect treat


  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 225g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g Maltesers®
  • 100g mixed milk and white chocolate chips
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 225g ginger biscuits, broken into pieces


  1. Line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a small pan, heat the butter, plain chocolate and golden syrup and stir together with a wooden spoon. Once melted together, leave to cool for 10 mins.
  3. In a large bowl, place the Maltesers®, milk and white chocolate chip, mini marshmallows, ginger biscuits and bind together with the melted chocolate sauce.
  4. Pour into the lined tin and leave to set in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hrs.
  5. Remove from cake tin and slice into 16 snack-sized rocky road bars.
  6. Dust the rocky road with icing sugar to serve.

Recipe from Lyles Golden Syrup.

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This is ok however, it is too crunchy and not chewy try adding marshmellows


These taste amazing! They are so moist and easy to make


These were so yummy!!! Brilliant recipe, genius giner nuts


Just made these yummy bars, but i think mine required more biscuit lol :D definately recommended for anyone with a sweet tooth :)) - wouldn't recommend for people on a diet lol

marie smith

These were just soooo yummy and so easy to make, especially good if you are baking with children as they love adding all the bits and pieces. Everyone loved them, will be making them again but this time with digestive biscuits, rather than the gingernuts.


Will definitely be trying this recipe. Hope it works minus marshmallows as we are a veggie family and marshmallows are on the No List. (they contain gelatine)


Dear fellow greedy gits, I would like to highly reccommend this recipe. It is stunningly scrumptious and the texture of the mix between the crunchy biscuits and the soft melt-in- the-gob marshmallows is inspired!! If i were you, i would double the mixtre, keeping half for myself, and sharing the other half between friends, making the perimetre of their thighs double- be sure to add extra fatiness to their half! Overall, i would like to say that this rocky road crunch bar recipe is a GOD-send, could not live without it. things to DIE for Thank-you for letting your eyes read this letter, be sure to enjoy the heavenly taste that it a rocky road bar. Your truly, my good friends P;) x


The rocky road mix is fabulous, it has a very nice texture to it!


The best recipie I have ever used! Works well with short bread! If you like the chocolate bits make 1 and 1/2 of the chocolate mixture its yummy!

sue hart

absolutely delicious and easy peasy to make. can highly recommend this recipe. also works well with hob nobs if you are not keen on ginger biscuits


these were so scrummy. extremely naughty but very, very nice.a definate hit nad will eb amde many times.


Is plain chocolate milk or dark?

Steve Brain

It means less than the cost of fish :-)


I've made these for the first time today as a little thank you gift for a work colleague. They are delicious. I love ginger so the twist in ginger nuts instead of digestives is genius and also do not like dried fruit so the currants and cherries that have been substituted for maltesers and extra chocolate are brilliant in my eyes. I didn't have any trouble with the mixture splitting (which is unusual for me)! I cut them into chunks and decorated them with gold edible glitter...they look dreamy!

Charlotte and Maddy

A firm family favourite just making for Halloween Party x


I I did this and use all the right amounts of ingredients apart from chocolate I used more and I dint know if ive messed up with the chocolate but it went bitty and there wasnt enough to bind with other ingredients how is this possible when I used more. I dont know all these baking terms so sorry if I dont make much sense


Hi Radhika, I'll take a look into this for you - it gives me an excuse to make it!

Radhika Maitri

Hi! I did melt it on a double boiler., it tried again after the first time and it split yet again.. I added 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to rectify the splitting but I'm not sure why it split twice!


If you're having problems with the chocolate mixture splitting (usually because the heat underneath the pan is too hot), try melting the chocolate, butter and golden syrup together using a bain marie. Put the ingredients in a glass bowl over a pan of just simmering water, making sure no water leaks in. Stir until melted!


This is great recipe and simple to follow. I add some raisins and sultanas to mine and a table spoon of rum to the chocolate and butter as it´s melting which gives it a lovely kick and is very festive! I'd say use a good quality chocolate (Lidl do a good 74% one for 79p) and melt on a very low heat to avoid seperation. Hope this helps.

Radhika Maitri

Mine too. It has split! I don't know what went wrong, I followed the recipe! As easy as this may sound, this rocky road recipe needs a bit of work ! I'm not sure it's fool proof ..


This happened to me also. I thought it had split so i threw it away. My partner then tried and it happened again before everything had melted completely. He took it off the heat and carried on regardless. They tasted fine but they did have what looked like white 'fat' bits on the top once they set in the fridge. How do you guys get it to blend without problems? What are we doing wrong?

I am keeping my name anonymous

How much does 'cheap as chips' mean?


I've made these a few times (or let the kids make them & just supervised!) They are really easy & taste great. I like the ginger biscuits, but have also made with digestives and that version proved more popular with everyone. Have made with & without the addition of cherries - prefer them with! Also, we chop up the malteasers a bit. Oh and I've found they take nowhere near 2 hours in the fridge. Ours have always been chilled much sooner :)


They where amazing but the cost did add up, Also it makes a lot! I could not stop eating them which is bad when your trying to watch your weight


These were the best rocky roads i have ever had!!! all the family loved them and i have reccomended it to all chocolate lovers i know! instead off ginger biscuits though i used maltesers which all the children liked :D


These are my favourite as with all of the family they like them soooo much! With all those flavours,tastes and textures you can't go wrong!


about to do these tomorrow see how they go! :) instead of ginger biscuits im using digestive no to keen on ginger! :L


Easily the best recipe i've tried! I always heat the ingredients in a bowl over heated water but other than that it works a treat and tastes gorgeous!


made these and they look lovely but neither my son or daughter like the ginger biscuit taste. I thought they were lovely but will try with rich tea biscuits next


I made these Rocky Road bars a couple of days ago and they went down really well. Everyone loved them. Yummmmmmy. I used rich tea biscuits instead, but now going to try ginger. High recommended, thank you!

ellis and kate

when we were heating our chocolate and butter mixture on the hob, a brown liquid formed. did this happen for anyone else hahaa?


Joeff they say to add marshmallows! This recipe is lush i love the ginger biscuits


we added cherries to ours and served them on a girly boozy night in they went down a treat.


This was greatly enjoyed by my family and my whole scrapbook class have asked for copies after enjoying some at our end of term party. Lovely recipe and so easy, even for beginners.


This rocky road is acem try mixing white and choco malteasers and also swap ginger buscuits for digestives, thats the one i like best

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