Rocky Road Bites

Winter has well and truly arrived and as I write this post, huddled under a blanket for warmth I am dreaming of a warm cup of tea and a sweet treat.

With Christmas around the corner, our favourite chefs adorn our TV screens sharing festive recipes for mince pies, chocolate logs and Christmas cakes. While they all taste really good, let’s be honest they can be a tad time consuming to make.So today I bring to you a very simple recipe for rocky road bites, full of rich chocolatey goodness, easy to make and with a good sprinkle of icing sugar they fit the bill for a perfect festive treat.

If you can muster the willpower to eat just one, wrap up the rest to make pretty Christmas gifts… now where is that cup of tea?


  • 400 grams Belgian milk chocolate
  • 200 grams butter
  • 200 grams digestive biscuits
  • 3 tbsps golden syrup
  • 100 grams mini marshmallows
  • Icing sugar to dust


  • In a large pan melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup over a low heat.
  • Meanwhile put the digestive biscuits into a freezer bag and roughly crush with a rolling pin, keeping some larger pieces around the size of a 50 pence piece.
  • When the chocolate mixture has melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and fold in the biscuits.
  • Add the marshmallows and mix well making sure all of the biscuit is coated with chocolate.
  • Tip the mixture on to a baking tray – I used a rectangular one – and spread out into the corners.
  • Refrigerate for about two hours, once set sprinkle with a good dusting of icing sugar. Cut into squares and depending on how generous you feel this recipe will make 24-28 rocky road bites.

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