Mint Aero Rocky Road

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Rocky Road has got to be one of my favourite things to make and eat. There’s minimum fuss but ‘maxi-mmm’… effect.

Here is a variation of this easy tray bake that I made for my work’s BBQ on Friday. The minty taste makes this a nice after meal treat (although it’s still very indulgent!).

For this recipe I managed to fill a rectangular tin tray of about 12.5 x 9 inches.

INGREDIENTS

  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 125g Golden syrup
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 200g Digestive biscuits or other biscuits of your choice (for this I actually used some leftover shortbread from Christmas and some Viscount biscuits for extra minty punch but Digestives will be fine too).
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • x4 regular bar mint Aero (144g total) or you can buy x2 sharing pack which is about 100g each and you can have the extra for snacking.
  • 75g white chocolate
  • Green food colouring dye (optional)

METHOD

  1. In a large pan melt the butter with the chocolate and golden syrup. Do this gently on a low to medium heat.
  2. While that’s melting away, crush the biscuits into sizeable chunks.
  3. Break up the Aero but leave a handful aside to sprinkle with at the end.
  4. Once chocolate mix is melted remove from the heat and leave for a few minutes.
  5. Line your tray with grease-proof paper.
  6. Once the chocolate is rested add in the biscuits, Aero, and marshmallows and quickly stir until they’re incorporated into the mix.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the tray, cover with cling film and place it in the fridge to set (about 30 minutes or so).
  8. Melt the white chocolate on the hob or in the microwave. If using the microwave do this in short blasts to avoid over cooking it.
  9. Add the green food dye to the melted white chocolate (optional – but it will add a bit more to the ‘minty’ theme). With the food dye add a little drop at a time until you reach the colour you want. Don’t put in too much at the start.
  10. Take the tray out of the fridge and drip your white chocolate on top – you can use a fork and give it your best ‘Jackson Pollock’ style or just pour it on.
  11. Then crush your remaining Aero chocolate and scatter on top.
  12. Finished!

I like to leave the rocky road in the fridge and serve chilled so to avoid melty chocolate all over your hands and mouth!

You can replace the mint Aero with other chocolates to give it a different theme. Why not try Cadbury’s Creme Eggs or Maltesers? Basically you can add whatever your heart desires – nuts, cranberries, sultanas…you name it!

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