It's been cold and miserable and the children have needed extra energy for their various outdoor activities, and being unable to do anything that took more than 10 minutes, baking was fairly tricky. Here's a great recipe (in honour of Bailey's beautiful chocolate coat!) I've adapted which you can bung pretty much anything in and get a very tasty - though admittedly not very healthy - and moreish energy boost.
Chocolate Rocky Road
- 125g unsalted butter150g good quality dark chocolate150g milk chocolate (I like to use Maltesers bars for this)(for a more adult flavour you can use 300g dark chocolate only)3 tbsp golden syrup200g rich tea biscuits50g mini marshmallows50g White MaltesersMethod:Melt together the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan over a medium heatCrush the biscuits into largish pieces in a freezer bag with a rolling pin (or I put them in a deep bowl and bash with the end of a rolling pin if I'm really short of time) and stir in the marshmallows and maltesers.You can also add pistachios, toasted nuts, raisins, glace cherries, other chocolates, anything you fancy as long as it adds up to around 100g in total.Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the biscuit mixture and mix really well to make sure all the dry ingredients are covered.Pour into a brownie tin lined with greaseproof paper and place a piece of greaseproof paper on top and press down. I use a 17cm x 25cm dish for this recipe but it depends how deep you like the finished pieces.Sprinkle with mini smarties, hundreds and thousands, sweets or a dusting of icing sugar and pop in the fridge for a couple of hours to set before cutting into 3cm squares with a sharp knife.