Festive Rocky Road Bites

Festive Rocky Road Bites

Day 14 - I have always loved Rocky Road. The chocolate, marshmallows and crunch of biscuit are just little nuggets of delightfulness to me. So a few years ago I was asked to make a batch of 'Festive' Rocky Road? How do I make a batch of rocky road festive? Thinking cap on festive and Christmas to me means spices, fruit, mixed peel and chocolate! Bingo I had an idea, to my regular batch of rocky road I shall add cherries, mixed peel, cranberries and swap the digestive biscuits out for ginger nuts.

This rocky road screams Christmas with it's extra goodies and festive touches, with the pretzels on top with the white chocolate drizzle.

To make these delicious little bites you will need...


  • Milk Chocolate
  • Golden Syrup
  • Butter
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Ginger Biscuits
  • Glace Cherries
  • Mixed Peel
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Festive Sweets & Chocolates (for decorations)
  • Icing Sugar


  1. First, line a tin with parchment paper and leave to one side
  2. In a pan bring a small amount of water to boil, placing another heatproof bowl on top (making sure it doesn't touch the water) reduce the heat to low. Tip in the milk chocolate and start to melt. Stir occasionally until fully melted.
  3. While waiting for the chocolate to melt, but the ginger biscuits in a food bag and using a rolling pin crush them into smaller pieces. Or like I do, simply cut them on a board, this does however create a bit more mess.
  4. Once the chocolate has melted, tip the biscuits, the cherries, mixed peel, dried cranberries and marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Mix until well combined and thick.
  1. Spoon into the prepared tin and push down to compact it all together.
  2. Top with christmas chocolates, sweets and candy canes (I only used crispy M&Ms in festive colours for this batch) and place in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours.
  3. Once set, remove from fridge, cut into square (I portioned mine into 16) dust with a little icing sugar, I added some edible glitter and enjoy.

So there you have it, my Festive Rocky Road Bites. You can of course change this recipe up with different fruit, different sweets for the topping and of course change the milk chocolate base for white or dark chocolate. There is no right or wrong when it comes to making rocky road.

If you make this dish, why not send me a picture on Instagram using the #acountrygirlskitchen so I can go over and show it some love.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

*Chefs Kiss*

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