Rocky road

Rocky road

1 h
This recipe for rocky road is a delightful mix of dark or milk chocolate, crunchy salted peanuts, sweet marshmallows and crunchy corn flakes. A wonderful combination of sweet, salty, chewy and soft that will leave you wanting more.


  • Line a baking tin with baking paper, about 20 x 20 cm.
  • Chop the chocolate and roughly chop the nuts. Bring the cream to the boil and add the chocolate.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Quickly add the nuts, marshmallows and cornflakes to the chocolate mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and leave to set in the fridge. Cut your rocky road into pieces.
  • Ready!

Try adding some soft caramel to your rocky read. This will add a great chewy dimension.

Rocky road

Why is it called rocky road?
Rocky road was invented in Australia in the mid-19th century. Originally, it was a mixture of transport-spoiled sweets thrown together by local businessmen to maximise profit. The name rocky road alludes to the bumpy roads used by miners to reach the gold fields. The sweet mix resembled these roads, with its many rocks and potholes. In 1929, William Dreyer in Oakland, USA created rocky road ice cream and marketed it as a scoop of joy during harsh financial times. In the US, 2 June is national Rocky Road Day – an occasion worthy of more widespread attention if you ask us.
How long does homemade rocky road last?
No one has ever had rocky road spoil in the fridge. At least we can't imagine this scenario. Rocky road will keep for up to a month when chilled. The chocolate will harden, however, so remember to let it reach room temperature before serving. As always, make sure to cover it as tightly as possible to prevent unwanted aromas from being absorbed. If you want to avoid your rocky road to attract too much moisture in the fridge, add a little bit of kitchen roll on top, before putting a lid on. If you decide to keep your rocky road in the freezer, it can stay there for up to three months.
Can you replace the nuts in rocky road?
There are no strict rules when making rocky road. The melted chocolate is the only constant – everything else can be omitted, swapped, or added as you see fit. If you want to avoid peanuts, feel free to replace them with any other nut: almond, cashew, pistachio, coconut, or a nut mix. You can also choose to leave nuts out altogether or substitute them with anything that will add chewy crunch.


Double cream
100 ml
Chocolate milk and/or dark
300 g
Salted peanuts
2 dl
Mini marshmallows
2 dl
20 g

Rocky road: a blissful mix!

Rocky road is a chocolaty, chewy,crispy no-bake sweet that's almost as quick and easy to make as it is to eat. This version, with cornflakes and salted peanuts accompanying the marshmallow, can be whipped together in a matter of minutes. The hardest part being to give it enough time to cool and harden in the fridge. Use this rocky road as a no-hassle go-to solution for children's birthday parties, as a late-night treat, or simply as a crowd pleaser at any party. Homemade rocky road can also serve as a thoughtful gift when visiting friends or family.

Serving rocky road for dessert

Dessert doesn't have to be time consuming and complicated to prepare. Rocky road requires no baking, no special equipment, and can be prepared well in advance, waiting in the fridge as you prepare your main course. Just remember to remove your rocky road from the fridge 30 minutes or so before serving to make sure that the rich flavours come through. It's hard to imagine anyone saying no to a piece to finish off a meal.