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Quick and Easy Christmas Rocky Road

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This seriously yummy Christmas rocky road is made in no time at all, makes a lovely homemade gift and is super fun to make with the kids too! Read on for the full recipe, helpful tips and much more…

Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

If you’re looking to make a last minute homemade gift or a fun activity for the little ones, this Christmas rocky road is exactly what you need! My super cute reindeer cookies are a great bake too!

Squares of Christmas rocky road on a lace white plate with Christmas sprinkles scattered around

This will easily last up to 2 weeks, so can be made in advance. Which is always a bonus around Christmas!

Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

There’s also only melting in the microwave, a little bashing, mixing and decorating involved. Perfect for keeping idle little hands out of mischief!

Squares of Christmas rocky road on a lace white plate with Christmas sprinkles scattered around

How long does rocky road last?

This rocky road will last up to 2 weeks if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. (If you live in a very warm climate, keep it in the fridge instead.)

Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

What’s the difference between tiffin and rocky road?

Everyone seems to have different ideas about this. In my experience, tiffin has a base that’s mostly made of biscuit/cookie crumbs and butter whereas rocky road is made of melted chocolate with things mixed inside it. (Like marshmallows and roughly crushed biscuits/cookies.)

Close up of Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate

Can you freeze rocky road?

Yes! It will last up to 2 weeks without be frozen anyway but if you do want to freeze it, wrap really well in cling film and foil and freeze for up to one month.

Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

How to make Christmas rocky road

It really is easy peasy! Take a look…

  1. Roughly bash the gingerbread biscuits into smaller pieces.
  2. Separate the green and red ones from a packet of M&M’s.
  3. Melt white chocolate and butter in a large bowl in the microwave.
  4. Add the gingerbread, marshmallows and melted chocolate to a bowl and mix well.
  5. Add the green and red M&M’s and mix again.
  6. Press firmly into a lined square tin.
  7. Pour over more white chocolate and spread out.
  8. Decorate with mini gingerbread men and Christmas sprinkles.
  9. Set in the fridge for 1 hour before slicing.
Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

Christmas rocky road ingredients

Here is everything you need to know about the ingredients needed for this recipe…

  • Gingerbread Biscuits – You need the harder, crispier ones. Soft won’t work very well in this recipe. You can usually get them in the bakery sections of supermarkets.
  • M&M’s – You only need the green and red (bonus, you get to eat the rest!). smarties would also work instead.
  • White Chocolate – You need quite a lot so I recommend getting the supermarket own brand 100g bars, which are usually very cheap but still taste great in this recipe!
  • Butter – Always use unsalted in baking and cut into cubes before microwaving.
  • Marshmallows – The mini pink and white ones look pretty in this and are readily available at all supermarkets. Any spares can go in your hot chocolate!
  • Mini Gingerbread Men – These are an entirely optional decoration but look very cute! I found mind in the kids lunchbox biscuits section at the supermarket.
  • Christmas Sprinkles – You can use any you like. Mine were a mixture of mini chocolate flavoured gingerbread men shapes and green/red/white chocolate balls in various shapes. (I got them here.)
Squares of Christmas rocky road on a lace white plate with Christmas sprinkles scattered around

Recipe tips

Rocky road really is very simple but we all make mistakes! (Yes, even me!!) So here’s a few tips to help you out…

  • You will get approx 80g (1/2 Cup) of green and red M&M’s from a 250g (8.8 oz) bag.
  • Try not to bash the gingerbread biscuits/cookies into tiny pieces. Nice chunky bits are perfect in rocky road!
  • Don’t overheat the chocolate when melting it.
  • Make sure you mix everything together really well to ensure it all gets an even coating of melted chocolate.
  • When pressing the mixture into your tin, press firmly and really squash it down to make sure the melted chocolate fills all those gaps.
  • Make sure it’s completely set before you attempt to remove it from the tin.
  • Place a bar or two in clear polythene bags tied with curling ribbon for a pretty homemade gift.
Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

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Christmas rocky road squares on a lace white plate set on a red linen napkin over a grey wood backdrop. There are Christmas sprinkles, gold baubles and decorations scattered around.

Christmas Rocky Road Recipe

Here is what you will need to make 16.

(For a printer friendly version, see the recipe card at the end of this post)

  • 80g (1/2 Cup) Green and Red M&M’s
  • 200g (7 oz) Gingerbread Biscuits/Cookies
  • 130g (2 + 2/3 Cups) Mini Marshmallows
  • 550g (19.4 oz) White Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 60g (1/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter, cubed
  • 10 – 12 Mini Gingerbread Men
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Essential Equipment

  • 20cm (8″) Square Baking Tin
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Microwavable Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Metal Spoon

First thing’s first. Lightly grease and line your baking tin with baking paper and set to one side.

If you haven’t already, separate the green and red M&M’s (about 80g | 1/2 Cup) from the rest of the packet and set those to one side too. (You can go ahead and snack on the rest while you work!)

Green and red M&M's in a small bowl on a kitchen worktop

Now bash the gingerbread biscuits/cookies (200g | 7 oz) until they’re medium chunk size, and place them into a large mixing bowl with the marshmallows (130g | 2 + 2/3 Cups).

Pink and white mini marshmallows and crushed gingerbread biscuits in a large bowl on a kitchen worktop

Then add the white chocolate pieces (550g | 19.4 oz) and cubed butter (60g | 1/4 Cup) into a microwavable bowl.

butter and white chocolate in a glass bowl on a kitchen worktop

Heat in the microwave in 10 second intervals. Stir well with a spatula after each time and continue until it’s two thirds melted. Once there, don’t heat anymore, just stir continuously until it’s completely melted.

Melted butter and white chocolate in a glass bowl on a kitchen worktop with a green spatula

Next, pour three quarters of the melted chocolate into the large mixing bowl with the crushed gingerbread biscuits/cookies and mini marshmallows. (Save the remaining quarter for later!)

Pink and white mini marshmallows and crushed gingerbread biscuits in a large bowl with melted white chocolate poured on top on a kitchen worktop

Now give it a really thorough stir to ensure that everything is covered in melted chocolate.

Mini marshmallows, crushed ginger biscuits and melted white chocolate mixed together in a large bowl on a kitchen worktop with a green spatula

Now the melted chocolate should have cooled a little, it’s ok to add in the M&M’s. (They might have melted otherwise!)

Mini marshmallows, crushed ginger biscuits and melted white chocolate mixed together in a large bowl with green and red M&M's on top on a kitchen worktop with a green spatula

Mix again to evenly distribute them throughout the rocky road mixture.

Christmas rocky road mixture in a large bowl on a kitchen worktop with a green spatula

You’re Christmas rocky road is ready to go! Tip the mixture into your prepared tin and press down firmly using the back of a metal spoon. You need to make sure all possible gaps are filled with melted chocolate so don’t hold back!

Christmas rocky road being pressed into a lined square baking tin with a metal spoon

Now remember that melted white chocolate we saved earlier? Time to use it! Pour it all over the top of your rocky road and spread it out with a spatula.

Melted white chocolate being smoothed out on top of Christmas rocky road in a lined square baking tin with a spatula

Then you can decorate however you like! I spaced out a handful of mini gingerbread men and scattered over some Christmas coloured sprinkles. Do make sure you push them in a little to ensure they stick though.

Christmas rocky road in a lined square baking tin topped with mini gingerbread men and Christmas sprinkles

Finally, place your completed Christmas rocky road in the fridge to set before removing from the tin and slicing into 16 bars.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 2 weeks. If you live in a warm climate, it might be best to store it in the fridge instead.

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Quick and Easy Christmas Rocky Road Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

CRAZY quick and easy, this super cute Christmas rocky road is a simple, no bake, homemade gift and great fun to make with the kids! 

Ingredients

  • 80g (1/2 Cup) Green and Red M&M’s
  • 200g (7 oz) Gingerbread Biscuits/Cookies
  • 130g (2 + 2/3 Cups) Mini Marshmallows
  • 550g (19.4 oz) White Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 60g (1/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter, cubed
  • 10 – 12 Mini Gingerbread Men
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Essential Equipment

  • 20cm (8″) Square Baking Tin
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Microwavable Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Metal Spoon

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease and line the baking tin with baking paper and separate the green and red M&M's from the packet.
  1. Bash the gingerbread biscuits to small/medium chunks and place in a large mixing bowl with the marshmallows.
  2. Melt together the white chocolate and butter in a microwavable bowl by heating in 10 second intervals, stirring well every time. Once two thirds melted, stir with a spatula until completely melted.
  3. Pour three quarters of the melted chocolate into the crushed gingerbread cookies and marshmallows and stir really well until everything is nicely coated.
  4. Stir through the green and red M&M's.
  5. Press the mixture firmly into your lined tin with a metal spoon.
  6. Pour the remaining quarter of melted white chocolate over the top and smooth out with a spatula.
  7. Decorate with mini gingerbread men and Christmas sprinkles, pressing them in as you go to make sure they stick properly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour then remove and slice into 16 bars.

Notes

Store your Christmas rocky road in an airtight container at room temperature. (I prefer metal containers.) Consume within 2 weeks.

If you live in a warm climate, you may wish to store it in the fridge instead.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.

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Chantel Keona

Friday 11th of December 2020

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Emma

Friday 11th of December 2020

Thank you! You’re very welcome Chantel :) Emma x

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