Rocky Road is on Sweet Caramel Sunday!
If Rocky Road is not the best ever bake sale recipe, I don't know what is!!
Rocky Road....yummo right? Well stick with me and I will give you my Super Easy 4 Ingredient Rocky Road Recipe, sounds exciting doesn't it!! It took me a while to learn…..but the reality is you cannot do the type of cooking you can on the weekend, on a weeknight. So many times I tried and it was only when I was past the point of no return that I realised why. You just don’t have the same luxury of time. I would LOVE to indulge in some therapeutic cooking after a long day, spending time in the kitchen unwinding, but I know that as I work full time, go to yoga and fit in a few other things to the weekly schedule, it just ain’t possible to fit it all in.
Week night cooking
Many nights, I have come home very optimistic about a creation I have been brainstorming, ready to unleash in the kitchen and get something marvellous whipped up for a function the next day or even a fancy dinner that night. However, after much trial and error I determined for sanity, work/life balance and a sense of ticking a box but not at the sake of a late bed time sometimes a girl’s go to have a quick go to up her sleeve.
So, I present to you my Super Easy 4 ingredient Rocky Road recipe. Got a bake sale on tomorrow? (I do), already feeling tired from your week and counting down to the weekend? (aren’t we all), but still determined to do your bit and contribute then this recipe is for you.
I can’t imagine full time work with kids and a husband and how hectic that must be, but I assure you with this recipe down pat, if you need it, you will have it and you will still be cool, calm and collected.
One of the perks is that there is really not a lot of washing up either, so that too is an added bonus.
The recipe itself though and process involved in the cooking is also very straight forward.
Your 4 ingredients for the Rocky Road (sounds like some days at work really, hey!) start with the hero of the dish – the chocolate (hmmmmmm, don’t we all love that), complemented by a bag of pink and white marshmallows, ingredient 3 is some granulated nuts and a pantry staple –desiccated coconut ticks the 4th ingredient box.
So, if you are also rushing home, wracking your brain for where you would find a recipe where you can grab all of the indredients from pretty much the same aisle of the supermarket, yet again, you will find relief, that this one won’t take you from the produce section, to the freezer, to the butchers and back. The cooking aisle is where you are likely to locate it all, throw it in your trolley, jump back in the car, drive home, shower, get changed, then spend 20 mins in the kitchen preparing this – that is all it will take. Your Rocky Road will be ready and you can chill for a bit before bed, work, repeat!
I mentioned earlier, I have a bake sale at work tomorrow – raising money for our social committee. It will be a nice way to round out the week, we will be a bit social, have a chat, a few laughs and relax into the weekend. I am actually super excited to see what everyone else bakes or makes. There is always so much possibility with a bake sale – colour, texture, sweets, treats, there is something for everyone. My eyes especially are really looking forward to it!!
Ironically given that my blog name starts with ‘Sweet Caramel…..’ you might think that sweets and desserts are all I prepare in my kitchen, but I confess I actually don’t have that sweet a tooth.
I like chocolate and a little treat every now and then and there is my favourite ice cream which has chocolate covered almonds in a delicious coffee (otherwise I don’t drink it…chai all the way for me…too hard to do yoga after caffeinating I believe) sauce, but sorry for my diversion……
Otherwise, I would prefer my indulgences to be in other areas (a bottle, ahem, glass of a lovely sweet red sometimes, but not as much these days bottle of wine, fish and chips at the beach, a tasty pizza every now and then, a burger (don’t get me started!!), a super slurpee noodle bowl…………a pav (sweet meringue based Aussie favourite dessert in Summer, usually covered in freshly whipped cream and fruits), but rarely too many sweets. Which is a good thing as it keeps me from the dentist and from licking the beaters, or bowl in this case!
So……………..The Rocky Road……………….recipe, here it is. Hope you have had a great week, have some outdoor plans or indoor snuggles on your to do list for the weekend and I hope to see you again here soon.
Adrianne (from bloody freezing cold QLD. It not joke has been don’t want to get out of bed, grab the cat and use as a make shift hot water bottle cold! Fingers cross the winter is over in the blink of an eye). Xx
Super Easy 4 Ingredient Rocky Road
- 1 375g milk chocolate melts
- 1 180g pink and white marshmellows
- ½ cup granulated nuts
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- Use kitchen scissors to cut marshmellows in ½ and add to a bowl
- Add coconut and nuts to the marshmellows, set aside
- Fill a medium size saucepan with water and heat till bubbles start to form
- Place a heatproof dish on top of saucepan so it sits above the level of water
- Add the chocolate pieces and stir till the last of the pieces lose their form and melt
- Pour melted chocolate over marshmellow mix, stir till all ingredients are coated, then transfer into a lined baking tray.
- Refrigerate for an hour till set, take out, cut into pieces, then return to fridge.
- Use baking paper to line a slice tray with enough paper to grab at each end (like a small handle).
- The deeper your tray, the thicker the pieces will be.
- If you are after more quantity than shown here, I would recommend doubling the recipe as opposed to making the slab of melted Rocky Road too thin as the bits are chunky and as should the pieces be.
- You can leave in the fridge overnight then cut the next day, but I don't always have time to do that before work. As the Rocky Road is set after 1 hr, I would recommend cutting it then and putting the pieces into your storage/travel container for the next day, so you can grab it from the fridge and go!
A little bit more from me
Ok, sooooooooooooooo, now I want to give you some more ideas, let's do it............if you like this recipe, I am guessing you have a sweet tooth, so can I tempt you with this recipe for my Blueberry and banana crepes.....if so you can find the Blueberry and Banana Crepes recipe right here.
Or if you prefer Strawberries, don't worry, I have you covered there too, here is my Strawberry Crepes recipe and it is SO good, I promise you will LOVE it!! If only cats liked human food, cause Tonka would tell you so too.
And if ALL else fails, let me tempt you with some dinner ideas if you want to be sure to balance out your treat versus non treat food intake for the week..............you might be interested in checking out is this Vegan Brown Rice Noodles and that super delicious recipe is here.
If you are not vegan or vego, you might like this make Pad Thai instead of getting take out and this recipe is a fabulous go to for authentic tasting Thai at home (or you could substitute tofu for the chicken mince and give it a vegan twist) is here.
Anyway, I have washing to put out (SIGH!), a cat telling me he wants to go INSIDE right now and another vino to pour . Let me know if you give this dish a shout, I would love to know what you think. If you share a picture on instagram use the hashtag #sweetcaramelsunday I would love to check it out xx
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