Amelia's homemade rocky road.Amelia Shaw

Love to bake but feel like it just won’t work with your Cambridge lifestyle? If you’re a bit short on time or you don’t have an oven, then this is the recipe for you! You will, however, need some patience as this recipe needs a few hours in the fridge to set.

“If you’re a bit short on time or you don’t have an oven, then this is the recipe for you!”

Rocky road is one of the best, most indulgent treats, and it’s also one that you can modify easily. Chocolatey, soft, but also crunchy, it’s arguably far more interesting than a simple cake or brownie. You could swap the treats for vegan/gluten free alternatives, or replace the Maltesers with your favourite chocolates. All in all, this is a super simple recipe, and you can make it exactly to your tastes. There are quite a lot of ingredients, and some you may not have lying around in your cupboard, but trust me when I say that it’s definitely worth the venture down to Mainsbury’s.

This recipe will make twelve rocky road squares and they’re very sweet, so you might want to share these with flatmates. If not, though, I’m not judging! They contain a lot of sugar, so they will definitely keep for a few days.


  • 400g milk or dark chocolate
  • 125g golden syrup
  • 125g butter
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 150g malted milk biscuits, chopped
  • 300g Maltesers (or you favourite chocolates – something with a crunchy centre would work best)
  • 100g white chocolate for drizzling on top


  1. Line a 9-inch square tin with baking paper – this is important, as you don’t want to mixture to stick in the tin!
  2. Break the chocolate up into small pieces, and add it to a heatproof bowl. Add the golden syrup and butter, and microwave the mix it in short, 30 second bursts, until it has melted. Be careful not to overheat it, as then the mixture will separate. Keep mixing until it is smooth.
  3. Once melted together, leave the mixture on the side for 5-10 minutes until slightly cooled – you don’t want everything to melt.
  4. Once slightly cooled, add in the marshmallows, chopped biscuits, and Maltesers, and mix.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin, and put into the fridge for a couple of hours until set.
  6. Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl in the microwave, and drizzle it on top of the set rocky road.
  7. Put the tin back into the fridge until the white chocolate has set.
  8. Cut up into 12 pieces, and enjoy!


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