Nut-free rocky road bars

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Serves: 36

By kms18

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  • 6 tbsp golden syrup

  • 250g soft butter

  • 600g chocolate broken into pieces - (dark, or mix of dark and milk for kids

  • 300g rich tea biscuits or ginger nuts

  • 150g mini marshmallows

  • 150g mix of raisins, sultanas, glace cherries, maltesers etc (anything chewy/crunchy you have)

  • 1 pinch icing sugar to dust


  1. Heat the butter, chocolate and syrup in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat. Take the pan off the heat, remove about a quarter of the mixture and keep this for the topping.
  2. Crush up the biscuits (in a freezer bag with a rolling pin) until some are crumbs but there are still pieces of biscuit left.
  3. Mix the biscuits, marshmallow and your other ingredients (except icing sugar) into the larger quantity of chocolate mixture.
  4. Tip this mixture into a 20cm x 30cm baking tin and smooth the top.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture you have saved for the topping over the top and spread out.
  6. Put in the fridge for about two hours or overnight. To serve, cut into 48 pieces and dust with icing sugar.

Additional Information

  • Kids party

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Nut Free

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  • Ceefer1844 25/03/15 17:39

    I've made this today and the marshmallows melted .. Why ? Thank you

  • 08/04/11 09:36

    Love this recipe. I made it for a party at dd1's school and it went down a treat. I had some left over and took it to sewing group. They all wanted the recipe. It's very easy to make and great that you can pick and choose what to put in from so many options. I'd recommend getting flexible silicon trays to set it in or lining your tin cos I did have difficulty getting it out the first time.

  • tarmy1 12/02/11 19:23

    It is my daughters birthday very soon and she hates traditional sponge cake, but loves Rocky Road cake! I know that this is normally made in a tray and then cut into slices but does anyone know if I can make this in a round tin to make it look like a birthday cake??

  • CurlyLisa 19/06/09 12:02

    This is a great recipie for Rocky Road. Everyone in my office loved it, so much so I've printed it off for all of them too!

  • kms18 28/01/08 16:48

    Keeping the same ratio of butter, chocolate & syrup the other ingredients can vary depending on what you have or the packet size. Younger kids can help with the mixing and the dusting.