It’s Christmas and sometimes you need something loaded with sugar to get you through the days. This Christmas Rocky Road will definitely give you (or the kids) a sugary buzz!
For my daughter’s kindy class party, the girls had to bring something sweet and the boys something savoury. Woohoo! Just the excuse I need to make a ridiculously sweet treat, and not feel guilty when I eat it all.
I had a vision of Rocky Road in Christmas colours (and I’m very traditional there – red and green all the way!). And Candy Canes – it’s not Christmas without candy canes.
I ended up going for peppermint candy canes, spearmint leaves and raspberry lollies – all my favourites. Smothered in white chocolate to give that White Christmas feel.
This is definitely a sometimes food. But oh so delicious (if you’ve got a ridiculously sweet tooth, like me!).
And here’s a silly photo on the Santa paper plate I used for school:
Here’s the recipe for Christmas Rocky Road:
- 400g (14oz) white chocolate
- 20g (1 tablespoon) coconut oil
- 125g (4.5oz) peppermint candy canes
- 200g (7oz) spearmint leaf lollies
- 190g (7oz) raspberry lollies
- Line the base and sides of a 20cm square cake pan with baking paper.
- Chop the spearmint leaves and raspberry lollies in half. Break or chop the candy canes into approximately 1cm long pieces. I recommend doing this with the wrappers still on (others you’ll end up with candy cane pieces flying around the room and/or very sticky fingers!).
- Mix the chopped lollies together in a small bowl.
- Add the white chocolate and coconut oil to a heat-proof bowl. Add 1-2 inches of water to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Place the bowl of white chocolate and coconut oil over the saucepan, being careful that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
- Stir the chocolate/coconut oil mixture with a metal spoon until it is melted and smooth.
- Add the spearmint leaves, raspberry lollies and candy canes to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, smoothing it out evenly with a spoon or spatula. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until completely set.
- Use a sharp knife to cut into slices (if you are having trouble cutting the slice, run your knife under hot water and then dry completely before cutting - the heat will help to cut the slice evenly). You may need some force to cut through the lollies!
This Christmas Rocky Road recipe is sickly sweet, but the kids will love it (and it will give you enough of a buzz to get that Christmas shopping done). Merry Christmas!
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