I’m just dropping in today to share one of my absolute favorite recipes and one that I’ve been making for years. I don’t quite know why it has taken me so long to upload it to my Blog. This is my chewy, crunchy and amazingly “Healthy Rocky Road” that I just know your going to love.
Rocky Road is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It’s something that I make every year in December and then wrap it all beautifully in cellophane with ribbons as little Christmas treats for my loved ones.
But this year my cravings for this mouth watering chocolate treat have come a little earlier (I blame the growing bump). So after making a batch on the weekend (I just couldn’t resist) and reminding myself just how delicious and easy it is to make, I knew that I had to share it and that you would all love it as well.
The recipe below is really just a guide. I don’t think I’ve ever made the same exact batch and honestly, I like it that way. But if you like to follow a recipe, then by all means stick to my measurements and you can always get a little more creative next time.
I have tried to make this rocky road as healthy as possible, firstly, by sticking to 85% dark chocolate (so important) and secondly, by filling it with raw nuts, seeds, buckwheat, coconut flakes and dried fruit. But of course if you wanted something a little more wicked, you could always try mixing in some marshmallows and/or lollies, which are always a delicious addition (but you didn’t hear it from me).
I hope you enjoy making my Healthy Rocky Road and that it becomes as much of a treasured recipe in your home, as it has in mine. Enjoy lovelies.
Healthy Rocky Road
(makes around 20 pieces, depending on the size)
- 400grams of dark chocolate
- 1 cup of coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup of buckwheat groats or seeds
- ½ cup of raw nuts
- 1 cup of dried fruit
- ++ A little extra of everything to sprinkle on the top.
Place your chocolate in a double boiler and slowly let it melt until smooth and creamy. While the chocolate melts, place your coconut flakes and buckwheat, or seeds into a large mixing bowl. Then roughly chop the nuts and dried fruit and place in the bowl as well.
Once the chocolate has melted, pour it over the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Then when everything is covered in chocolate, transfer the mixture into a lined baking dish and press down firmly until you have an even layer.
Place in the fridge for at least three hours to set before slicing into small pieces and placing in an airtight container in the fridge. This rocky road will last around 4 weeks in your fridge (if you don’t eat it all before then).
(#If you do end up making the recipe please take a photo and share it with me by tagging @reneebrownwellness so I can have a look.)