A couple of years ago my flatmate at the time brought home some rocky road that her work mate had made. Lucky for me my flat mate didn’t like rocky road so she gave it to me. The rocky road had to be the best that I had ever tasted so I asked for the recipe. However, for some reason or another I never got around to making the rocky road. This year though, since I am working on Christmas Eve, I decided to bring something yummy into work for everyone. I decided I would therefore make the rocky road, however use white instead of milk or dark chocolate to give it that Christmas touch.

It was a bit of a mission to find gluten free turkish delight, however I finally found some at a deli in Chatswood (pariya raahat rose & almond delight). After making the rocky road I found out that the turkish delight at Fruit Ezy in Chatswood Chase and Chatswood Westfield is also gluten free and a lot cheaper.

Pariya turkish delight

Pariya Raahat rose & almond turkish delight

This rocky road is really easy to make and great to give as Christmas presents in some cellophane with a ribbon or some tinsel.

White rocky road

A great Christmas gift

Ingredients

  • 500g chocolate
  • 150g honey coated macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup marshmallows (try and get mini ones otherwise you will need to chop them up)
  • 250g Turkish Delight (cut into quarters and then tossed in the excess icing sugar to stop them from sticking to each other)
  • A handful of glace cherries or dried cranberries (I used cherries

Method

1. Combine everything except the chocolate in a bowl and mix it up

Rocky road ingredients

Making the rocky road

2. Melt chocolate on medium heat and stir otherwise you’ll get a film surface

3. Layer a rectangular cake tin with baking paper and drop the dried ingredients in. Smooth them out so ingredients are evenly laid out.

Rockyroad gluten free

Ready for the chocolate

4. Pour chocolate over dried ingredients, being sure to cover everything in chocolate

Gluten free rockyroad

With the added chocolate, ready for the fridge

5. Refrigerate until set

Rocky road

The finished rocky road

As you can see I didn’t have quite enough chocolate for the edge pieces so it would be worth melting a bit more chocolate as too much is better than too little!

Do you like baking Christmas gifts?