Monday, March 8, 2010

Rocky Road Bars ... My Way!

After the somewhat disappointing Rocky Road Fudge Bars I made two weeks ago, I longed to make a rocky road again ... and so I did this morning. But this time, I did it right! And by doing it right, I mean no obscure AllRecipes.com-recipe, but a good ol' trusted recipe from the domestic goddess herself: Nigella Lawson. This is actually my favorite rocky road recipe, heavily adapted with my own additions. If you remember, I blogged about this recipe back in August last year. Well I've made it a few times since, and now I've come up with the ultimate rocky road bar! Mini-marshmallows + rice krispies + white chocolate crunch bars = rocky road perfection.

Rocky Road Bars recipe: adapted from Nigella Lawson's Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Ingredients:
- 1 stick + 1 tablespoon soft unsalted butter
- 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
- 3 tablespoons golden syrup or ¼ cup corn syrup
- ¾ cup rice krispies cereal
- ¼ cup plain hard and crunchy cookies
- 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
- 1 ounce white chocolate crunch bar, broken into pieces
- 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Instructions:
- Melt the butter, semisweet chocolate and syrup in a heavy based saucepan. Scoop out about ½ cup of this melted mixture and put aside. (remember that melted chocolate sets fast)
- Put the cookies into a freezer bag and then bash them with a rolling pin. You are looking for both crumbs and pieces of cookies.
- Fold the rice krispies and crushed cookies into the melted chocolate mixture, and then add the marshmallows and white chocolate crunch.
- Pour into a 9-inch square foil tray; flatten as best you can with a spatula. Pour over the reserved ½ half cup of melted chocolate mixture and smooth the top.
- Refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight.
- Cut into 24 fingers and dust with powdered sugar by pushing it gently through a tea strainer or small sieve.



What a lovely way to start my Monday: melted chocolate, mini marshmallows, rice krispies and white chocolate crunch. Hello breakfast!
(yes, this really was my breakfast … AND dinner)


No, that is not steam rising up from the rocky road; my camera lens was a bit smudged. Oops!


Cut in squares.


Nigella suggests topping the rocky road bars with icing sugar to make them look better.


Because, let’s be honest – rocky road never have been the prettiest candy sort.


But they sure are the tastiest!


On a different note:

Anya from Couture Millinery Atelier gave me this fabulous 'Hats So Much Award'!


Anya shares my love for hats. She is a very talented hatmaker who's amazing work you can admire here and here.

Thank you so much Anya!
I take my hat off to you!

7 comments:

ABowlOfMush said...

I keep forgetting to make rocky road bars! I neeeeed to make these!

Yuuumm!!

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look so good. I like Nigella s recipes so these must be awesome :)

Natalie... said...

I'm glad you enjoyed these Rocky Road bars more :) at least you went back to them and found a good recipe by trusty Nigella hehe. They look so yummy! :)

Fran said...

seems amazing, I will definitely try it! yum :)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

I love rocky roads, I remember Nigella doing these but haven't tried them at home myself. I like them best if there is a mix of coloured marshmallows.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Thanks for so diligently modifying this recipe and then sharing it with us. You're spoiling us, but I'll take it :).

lian said...

so lovely and simple. I think the white chocolate crunch is such a good idea. i'm definitely finding myself more and more time to bake all sorts of delicious stuff and this one is definitely worth trying.