Ok, no one wants to put the oven on in the middle of a heat wave – especially me! I don’t do well with heat. So what’s the answer? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Rocky Road! Other than melting some chocolate, there is no cooking involved whatsoever but I still get to eat a tasty, indulgent, home made treat at the end of it. Well I say that’s a win. So! Here is what you will need to make approx 8 generously sized pieces.
First – lightly grease and line the base and two sides of the baking tray. (The overhang will act like a handle making it easier for you to pull out the tray before cutting.)
In a large glass bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, melt together the butter, milk chocolate, dark chocolate & golden syrup.
Stir until smooth and completely melted then remove from the heat and set to one side to cool slightly.
Place the rich tea biscuits into a large bag. Now for the therapeutic bit – bash the hell out of it with a rolling pin until you get a good mixture of chunky pieces and crumbs.
Back to the chocolate. Pour about 150ml of the mixture into a jug and reserve for later.
Throw the crushed biscuits & the marshmallows into the bowl with the bulk of the chocolate and mix until everything is completely covered.
Tip the mixture into the prepared baking tray and press down as firmly as you can using the back of a metal spoon.
Then pour over the remaining chocolate and spread around evenly.
At this point you can leave it at that and place it in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set completely.
OR you could make it even more epic by scattering Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups over the top, pressing gently then refrigerating in the same way. It’s entirely up to you.
When it’s completely set, remove your rocky road from the tray using the overhanging baking paper and slice into 8 large pieces.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge. (Well, that’s if you haven’t devoured the lot already!)
There is no treat in the world that is easier to make, I promise! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Rocky Road is also a perfect recipe to make with your kids while they’re off school and a great way to get them involved in the kitchen.
You could even mix up the recipe by switching out the rich tea biscuits for another biscuit, or adding in some chopped hazelnuts, or even using 400g of white chocolate instead of the milk & dark.
The possibilities are endless but it’s a great ‘throw it together’ no fuss, no bake recipe for you and your family!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s recipe my lovelies – until next time.
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