Healthy(er) Homemade Rocky Road
Those who know me, know I'm a sweet tooth! So I am always looking for ways to enjoy the sweetness, without the levels of processed sugar. I adopted this healthier version of rocky road from a classic recipe, but still with the delicious taste. Opt with or without marshmallows, and you can easily adapt to a vegan version also. So why not treat yourself to some of my Healthy(er) Homemade Rocky Road. Perfect to have a batch in the freezer for anytime you need a little sweet treat, or add to a grazing board up the ante!
- Large Mixing Bowl
- small square or rectangular tin
- Baking Paper
- ~500g Melted Raw / Dark Chocolate Here is my raw chocolate recipe: http://completeper4mancecoaching.com.au/blog-post/raw-chocolate-recipe/
You can make this OR simply buy a dark chocolate of your choice. But my raw choc recipe is SUPER easy.
You can sub in / out any of the following ingredients. Or do more/less of each. You will know when you combine if you need more to add in.
- 1 cup Chopped Almonds
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flakes or shredded coconut (plus a little extra for topping)
- 1/2 cup Chopped cranberries
- 1/4-1/2 cup Chopped pistachios
- 1/4 cup Pepitas / pumpkin seeds
- 1-1 1/2 cup Marshmallows I like then chopped in half
- Line a small square or rectangular tin with baking paper
- Chop up any ingredients that need chopping and combine everything apart from the melted / raw chocolate in a large bowl.
- Add the melted / raw chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir to combine. Everything should be well coated, and not too much melted chocolate left. Add more dry ingredients if needed. Its the nuts/seeds/marshmallows that make it rocky road! 🙂 (work quickly though as you don't want the chocolate to start to set yet.
- Spoon your mixture goodness into prepared tin and press down lightly. Sprinkle with some extra shredded/flaked coconut.
- Place flat in the fridge or freezer to allow to set 2+hours.
- Remove from the fridge/freezer and stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly. Use a sharp knife to cut into pieces. The size is up to you! Keep in a lined airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Or freezer as long as you like. (not that it will last that long!) 😉 ENJOY !