As a change I thought I would make a chocolate treat that needs no baking. Rocky Road is a yummy chocolate, biscuit and marshmallow treat that is refrigerated. In the US it usually just contains chocolate, marshmallow and nuts. In Australia it tends to have chocolate, turkish delight, coconut and glace cherries whereas the UK version has chocolate, biscuits and marshmallow which is certainly the version I like. I also add sultanas for extra flavour and contrasting textures.
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Baking tin or foil tray (approx 9" X 9")
Heavy based saucepan
310g good quality dark chocolate
125g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup
200g rich tea biscuits
100g mini-marshmallows or marshmallows cut into small pieces
icing sugar to sprinkle over the top
Put the butter, chocolate and golden syrup is a saucepan and melt on a low heat stirring often. While this is melting put the rich tea biscuits in a food bag and bash with a meat hammer or rolling pin to break into chunks. Do not bash it so much that it becomes crumbs as you want bite-size pieces of biscuits. Set aside the biscuits.
When the chocolate mixture has melted set aside about 100ml to use later.
Mix the biscuits, marshmallows and sultanas into the mixture so that all of it is coated with the chocolate. Tip into the baking tin which should be lightly greased. Press down firmly with a spoon so that it is flat and compact in the tin. Then pour over the melted chocolate mixture that you had set aside to cover any biscuits or marshmallow that shows at the top so that it is a fairly flat chocolate surface.
Put the tin in the fridge for at least two hours but overnight if you have time. When you take it out of the fridge cut it into squares in the tin and remove onto a plate. Then sprinkle a good covering of icing sugar over the top and they are ready to serve. If not serving immediately then keep in the fridge otherwise they will go soft.