Caramilk Rocky Road is a quick and easy recipe. Fun to make and using simple ingredients we melt and mix this combination then let it set in the fridge. With a classic chocolate flavour, soft fluffy marshmallows, chewy lollies and robust nuts it is a winning combination. This caramilk chocolate rocky road recipe can be used for dessert, a sweet treat, a homemade gift, Christmas and more!
🤍 Recipe Highlights
I have summarised everything that you will come to know and love (LOVE ❤) about the creamy caramilk rocky road recipe in the points below:
- No bake: this caramilk rocky road is the perfect easy no bake treat! Use the microwave to melt the chocolate and the hard work is done!
- Homemade rocky road: is a lot easier than you might think to make. We simply prep, combine, melt and mix. All of the steps are very easy😁👍.
- Everyday ingredients: each of the ingredients needed to make the rocky road can easily be sought from your local grocery store. They are year round available ingredients that will be easy to get your hands on.
- Gift giving idea: place pieces of the sliced rocky road into clear plastic bags or boxes with a pretty ribbon to give to loved ones who love chocolate.
- Fun and creative: time in the kitchen can be very therapeutic! You will find your worries disappear when you are stirring the smooth melted chocolate and then mixing it with the colourful rocky road fillings.
The photo below is to show you everything you need to make the caramilk rocky road recipe. Please refer to the printable recipe card for specific ingredient measurements as well as detailed instructions.
As you can see the recipe calls for:
- Pistachio nuts: these bright green robust nuts offer a lovely pop of colour in the rocky road. They contrast with the caramel colour of the chocolate and offer a delicious texture within the chocolate.
- Raspberry lollies: we use 1 standard bag of raspberry lollies and slice them in halves. Again they contrast very well with the other colours within the recipe.
- Mini marshmallows: mini marshmallows are great to use in recipes as they require no prep work and you can simply throw them in the mix. They can melt when being mixed in with the hot melted chocolate, but this just adds to the fun of the recipe 😉👍.
- Caramilk chocolate: you can use either chocolate chips or chocolate melts to make the recipe. The main thing is that whichever you choose is the actual melting chocolate not eating chocolate (best results).
Tasty Tip: I like to provide you with a number of substitutions and variations giving you an array of options when making my recipes. If in doubt of any of the above ingredients, or wanting alternatives, read this section (further below) before jumping into the instructions on how to make the recipe which are coming next 😉👌.
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe. We start by slicing the raspberry lollies in halves. You will need a knife and cutting board for this initial step.
- Slice lollies in halves (Photo 1)
- Add to a large mixing bowl (Photo 2)
- Add the pistachio nuts (Photo 3)
- Then add the mini marshmallows (Photo 4)
👩🍳 How to Make Caramilk Rocky Road
To make the caramilk rocky road we want to start by slicing the raspberry lollies in halves.
Once done we add the sliced lollies to a large mixing bowl and then add the pistachio nuts and mini marshmallows. Then use a spatula to give these a stir to combine.
- Stir to combine the fillings (Photo 5)
- Line a square tin (Photo 6)
- Melt the chocolate (Photo 7)
- Add the chocolate to the fillings (Photo 8)
Next use 2 overlapping sheets of baking paper with a small spray of cooking oil to stick the 2 sheets into a square cake tin.
Then add the caramilk chocolate to a heatproof jug and place it into the microwave on high for 1 minute. After 1 minute, remove the jug and use a chopstick to stir the chocolate. Next place it back into the microwave for a further minute on high and again remove and stir. Return the chocolate to the microwave for a further 30 second interval and then remove and stir.
Next pour the melted chocolate over the combined fillings as you see me having done in the photo below.
- Stir to combine (Photo 9)
Use the spatula to help combine the fillings with the caramilk chocolate so that they are consistently mixed in.
When they are use the spatula to help transfer the combined rocky road into the prepared tin.
- Transfer to tin (Photo 10)
Once the rocky road is in the tin you can place it into the fridge to set. It will generally take 3 hours to set firmly to the point that it won't crack when you cut it.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
When it comes to serving your rocky road, you will want to remove it from the fridge and use the baking paper over hang to pull it up and out of the tin.
Then discard the 2 sheets of paper from the back of the road road. Next use a knife and chopping board and slice the square of rocky road into 4 smaller squares and then these squares into 4 squares. Using this method will allow you to get 16 pieces of rocky road out of the one large square.
Or if you want longer pieces as you want to wrap and give as gifts, you can use a sharp knife and slice the rocky road lengthways and portion into gift bags. Tie them with a ribbon and you have your Christmas bake on gifts ready to go 😁👍.
👍 How to Guide
How to Store
Store the rocky road in a sealed airtight container in the fridge. It can be kept for up to 10 days.
How to Freeze
Place sliced portions of the rocky road into a sealed, air tight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw before serving/consuming.
😉 Substitutions and Variations
Here are my sub ins and outs that you might be thinking about as you read the post and I will tell you if I think they will work or why they won't:
- You can use snake lollies (chopped up), gummy bears or red licorice pieces in place of the raspberry lollies if you wish too.
- You can add some (¼ cup) desiccated coconut if you like having that in your rocky road.
- If you want to use a different type of nut you can. Peanuts are a good choice, as are chopped almonds or cashews or small pieces of crunchy macadamias.
- You can use regular marshmallows sliced in half if you wish to in place of the mini marshmallows.
- If you want to use a combination of caramilk chocolate and white chocolate you can (to the equivalent amount in the recipe card 😉👌).
💡 Tasty Tips
Here are my top tips and tricks that I want to share with you so that you master the recipe from the get go:
- My top tip for the recipe is that the chocolate does need to be cooking chocolate. You will find that caramilk chocolate is in both the confectionery aisle (with the lollies and other chocolate) as well as being in the cooking aisle (with the flour and spices. It is the cooking chocolate we want to use for best results.
- You do need to work a little bit quickly once the chocolate has melted so that it doesn't begin to set again before you have combined it with the fillings.
- When combining the chocolate with the fillings, don't worry if some of the marshmallows start to melt, simply keep stirring. Once all of the ingredients are coated in the melted chocolate, you can transfer the mixture straight into the prepared tin.
- If making desserts is your favourite thing, try the 6 Egg Pavlova, 8 Egg Pavlova, Pavlova Wreath or the Microwave Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding.
- Love getting your nuts on in sweet and savory fashion? Try the Sugar Coated Peanuts, Candied Spiced Pecans or the Christmas Nuts 😁👌.
🤓 Frequently Asked Questions
What ingredients are in a Rocky Road?
Traditionally rocky road has a combination of chocolate, marshmallows, nuts and lollies.
Why has my Rocky Road not set?
If you press a finger to the top of the rocky road and it is not set leave it for another hour or so. It generally needs at least 3 hours in the fridge to set after being transferred into the tin.
How do you melt chocolate in the microwave?
Place the cooking chocolate into the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Then remove and use a chopstick to stir. Next return the chocolate to the microwave for an additional minute and again remove and stir. Place the chocolate back into the microwave for a final 30 second increment and then remove it and stir. It should have a consistent texture with no whole chips or baking bits in it at this point.
😍 More Easy Sweet Recipes
If your favorite thing to do during the holiday season is get your bake or festive no bake on, then I have some more ideas to share that I hope you will love. Try the following recipes:
- Vanilla Fudge
- Rum Truffles
- Lemon Polenta Cake
- Blueberry Croissant Bake
- Orange Polenta Cake
- Marshmallow Chocolates
- Coconut Bark
- Chocolate Orange Truffles
- Malteser Fudge
- Easy Smarties Cookies
It is time to get our caramilk on my friend! You can also find all of my chocolate recipes in the one spot.
Caramilk Rocky Road
- 1 cup raspberry lollies Note 1
- ½ cup pistachio nuts Note 2
- 2 cups mini marshmallows Note 3
- 3 cups caramilk chocolate Note 4
- Raspberry lollies: use a knife and cutting board to slice each of the raspberry lollies in halves and then add them to a large mixing bowl.
- Fillings: add the pistachio nuts and mini marshmallows to the chopped raspberries and stir to combine.
- Square tin: use 2 overlapping sheets of baking paper to line a square cake tin with parchment paper and leave a slight overhang on the sides. Then set aside.
- Chocolate: add the caramilk chocolate to a medium sized heatproof bowl. Microwave it on high for 1 minute then remove the from microwave and use a chopstick to stir it. Return the chocolate to the microwave and heat it for a further 1 minute on high then again remove and stir it. Place the chocolate back into the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Then remove and stir. Note 5
- Combine: pour the melted chocolate over the fillings in the bowl and then use a spatula to stir and combine.
- Into tin: next use the spatula to help transfer the combined rocky road into the prepared tin, push it out as you go so that it reaches all 4 corners and is in a somewhat even layer.
- Set: now place the rocky road into the fridge to let it set. You can cut it when it is firm and general rule of thumb for that is to wait 3 hours until you remove it. Once you do start by grabbing the paper overhand to lift the rocky road up and out of the tin. Then pull both sheets of paper off and discard them. Next slice the big square into 4 smaller squares. Then slice each of those squares into 4 pieces. You will have 16 pieces of rocky road. Store in the fridge in a sealed, air tight container until ready to serve.
- Note 1 - Raspberry lollies: 1 cup of raspberry lollies is the equivalent of 1 standard bag of them ie 190 grams or 6.7 oz.
- Note 2 - Pistachio nuts: ½ cup of pistachio nuts is the equivalent of 1 small packet of them weighing 80 grams or 2.8oz.
- Note 3 - Mini marshmallows: 2 cups of mini marshmallows is the equivalent to 1 standard bag of them ie 100 grams or 3.5oz.
- Note 4 - Caramilk chocolate: 3 cups of caramilk baking chips is the equivalent of 2 x 260 gram bags or a total of 18.3 oz.
- Note 5 - Melted chocolate: if you find that there is still some whole baking chips or melts in the jug you can microwave it for an additional 30 seconds and stir until these melt and the chocolate is smooth and consistently textured.