The return of an old Friend.

A Rocky Road with a twist. The chocolate part is melted down Double Deckers and it really is decedent.

I've always been a fan of Rocky Road.  I also love Double Deckers.  I was at work one day, making Mars Bar cake.  A refrigerator cake of melted Mars Bars, butter, golden syrup, mixed with cornflakes and topped with a silly amount of chocolate.  Now there's another blog post waiting to be written.

It got me thinking, maybe I can use the base of the Mars Bar cake to do a Rocky Road.  What chocolate bar to use though?  And for the life of me I cannot remember how I came to the conclusion that Double Deckers would be a good choice for the base.  Low and behold, this is how I ended up with the Double Decker Rocky Road.  They make the perfect base for it.

Depending on the time of year and how I'm feeling I put different things in with the base.  I've done a really nice autumnal one with dried apples, figs and pecan nuts.  With a touch of spice as well.  This works really well round halloween and bonfire night.

It took a couple of attempts to get the recipe right as there is a high percentage of nougat in a Double Decker that make the mix softer.  I tried adjusting the butter and the syrup, but couldn't quite get it right, so I added Cocoa powder to the mix which helps thicken it, stiffen it up and take away a little of the sickly sweetness from it.

  • Section 1 - Slideshows of the recipe
  • Section 2 - The Recipe
  • Section 3 - The Recipe Video

Section 1 - Slideshows of the Recipe

Butter and syrup.

Double Deckers & Cocoa added to the butter and syrup.

The broken Digestives.

Dark, Milk & White chocolate chunks.

Mini Marshmallows.

Double Decker mix over simmering water.

Decorating chocolate over simmering water.

What the mix will look like as it starts to melt.

The mix all melted.

Decorating chocolate all melted.

Add the digestives.

Add the chocolate and marshmallows and mix in quickly.

Spread out in the prepared tin.

Drizzle over some of the melted chocolate.

Top with the marshmallows & the rest of the chocolate.

Section 2 - The Recipe.

Ingredients - Makes a large roasting tin size.

14x40g Double Deckers

180g Butter

150g Golden Syrup

160g Broken Digestive pieces

100g Mini Marshmallows and extra to decorate

40g Cocoa Powder

70g Dark Chocolate pieces

70g Milk Chocolate pieces

70g White Chocolate pieces

Plus 130g Dark Chocolate to decorate

Method

Put the butter, syrup, cocoa powder and Double Deckers in a heat proof bowl and place over a pan of simmering water.

Do the same for the 130g of dark chocolate to decorate with.

Whilst they are melting, line the tins you are going to use with greasproof paper.  I use a large roasting tin for this amount.

When the Double Deckers have melted and you have made the mix smooth.  Remove from the heat and add the digestive pieces and mix in.

Now add the chocolate pieces and marhmallows, stirring in quickly and tip out immediately onto the prepared tray and smooth out.

Drizzle over some of the melted chocolate and add some more marshmallows.  Repeat this until the chocolate is finished.

Place in the fridge to set.

It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks, but I highly doubt that it will last that long.

Section 3 - The Video, Step by step making the Rocky Road.

Enjoy guys

Stuart Brown