My friend Haline makes her own rocky road, she has a really pretty version with edible flowers and my favourite - a version that includes peanut butter and gummy bears!
Here's how to make both types and just a warning - I somehow managed to get chocolate on my shirt, jeans and feet in the process. But don't let that deter you, it's really delicious and decadent too :)
Homemade rocky road
400g dark chocolate (or use a mix or 200g milk and 200g dark chocolate)
Half a packet of marshmallows chopped into chunks, preferably the dome ones you get from Coles
3 handfuls of mixed nuts, try a deluxe mix with pistachios, almonds, cashews and macadamias
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
A small packet of edible flowers, found at Harris Farm
Extra nuts and coconut for decoration
1/2 cup of peanut butter
Two or so handfuls of gummy bears or jelly snakes
Line a small lamington tray with baking paper and lay out your marshmallows. The recipe is a rough guide, so use as many or as few as you'd like. Same goes with the nuts, which you sprinkle along with the desiccated coconut over your marshmallows. Add your lollies too if you're using them. I tried to cover the whole surface area of the tray with goodies.
Then melt the dark chocolate (you're using a fair bit of chocolate so go with the water bath method and have a tea towel or oven mitt handy for when you're taking it off the stove). Stir in the peanut butter if you're using it and mix until smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture over your ingredients and then sprinkle with extra nuts, coconut and edible flowers and allow to set in the fridge for 2-3 hours. When it's set, chop into chunky pieces and sample immediately. It makes a nice gift if you're prepared to give it away :)
And a few tips:
Gummy bears once refrigerated are surprisingly hard to chop - so take it easy if you're making the lolly version. This recipe is a great one for the cooler months because the chocolate, not having anything else mixed in (which is how I like it!) can get a bit melty.
Thanks for the recipe Haline!