Here’s an easy festive no bake recipe for mintylicious Rocky Road topped with Candy Canes for a touch of Christmas cheer. It’s perfect for making in a rush when you’ve got the school fair looming, end of term edible gifts for teachers to make or just fancy a simple kitchen activity with the kids.
This time of year always gets crazy busy, so low faff recipes like this are frankly essential additions to your repertoire. If you’ve woken up nursing a hangover from last night’s Christmas drinks with the school mums but just remembered you’d said you’d bake something for the cake stall, this is definitely the recipe for you!
Candy Cane Rocky Road
Makes 9 generous squares
Prep time: 15 mins, plus chilling
Cooking time: 5 mins
300g dark chocolate
1/2 tsp mint essence
200g rich tea biscuits
50g pecans, roughly chopped
100g mini marshmallows
6 candy canes
Pearly sprinkles (or similar)
1. Break the chocolate into pieces and pop in a heat proof bowl and melt in short blasts in the microwave until melted, or over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the mint essence and butter and stir until melted in and smooth.
2. Bash the biscuits in a bag with a rolling pin until they’re crushed down to small pieces (around 1cm) and not just dust! Add to the chocolate along with the pecans and mini marshmallows and mix until thoroughly coated in melted chocolate.
3. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm tin and then turn the mixture into the tin, pressing it down with the back of a spoon. Bash the candy canes in a bag with a rolling pin, then scatter over the top of the rocky road and press in with a spoon then scatter with sprinkles. Allow to chill in the fridge for an hour or two, or in the freezer for a quicker result.
4. Take the fridge cake out of the tin, but leave it in the greaseproof lining and cut into 9 squares. Parcel up and gift to friends or put on a plate to serve at a Christmas party.
Spread some festive cheer with #BakeItForward
I’ve created this festive recipe for Waitrose’s #BakeItForward campaign… and i’m tagging my talented baking friend Lucy of Vanilla Frost Cakes to carry on the love… whoever gets her bake is VERY lucky indeed!
How to take part:
Simply bake something special for a friend, share your photos on social media using the#BakeItForward hashtag and nominate them to do the same.
You can find out more over on the Waitrose website… you’ll also see Heston there in a Christmas jumper sporting actual hair for a change, so that’s got to be worth a look right?!
Disclosure: Waitrose have commissioned me to create this recipe in return for some vouchers to cover my costs