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Coconut Peanut Rocky Road

a tray of Tropical Sun coconut peanut rocky road

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What better way to use up odds and ends of Easter chocolate than to make rocky road!? Such a delicious combo of textures and flavours for an indulgent yet easy dessert.

coconut peanut rocky road cut up on a board with marshmallows

This rocky road has an epic upgrade, though! I mixed in some of Tropical Sun’s coconut peanuts (which are roasted peanuts encased in a crunchy, coconutty shell) for that crispy, crunchy texture and delicious flavour – chocolate-peanut, and chocolate-coconut are ALWAYS winning combos. I love the pop of colour from using coloured chocolates on top, like M&Ms and I also like having a good amount of biscuit mixed in – something plain-ish like a digestive or hobnob as they’re mainly there for the texture.

The chocolate gets melted down with a bit of butter and agave syrup to make a softer, slightly fudgy texture. Because of this, I keep the rocky road cubes in the fridge as otherwise they get too soft and melty (although I’m sure they’d be okay in a lunchbox for a few hours).

Coconut Peanut Rocky Road

Coconut Peanut Rocky Road

Yield: Serves 30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp Tropical Sun agave syrup
  • 150g digestive biscuits
  • 100g Tropical Sun coconut peanuts
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 50g chocolate caramels (such as Rolos)

Topping ingredients:

  • Coconut peanuts
  • M&Ms
  • Marshmallows
  • Wafer biscuits

Instructions

  1. Line a 27 x 20 cm (or 20-cm square) baking tin with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Break the chocolate into chunks and add to a medium pot along with the butter and agave syrup. Melt over a low heat, stirring constantly, until completely smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool so that it’s not so hot that it’ll melt the marshmallows.
  3. Roughly break the biscuits onto bite-sized chunks and add to a large bowl along with the coconut peanuts and marshmallows. Pour over the cooled chocolate-butter mixture and stir together until well coated. Add the chocolate caramels and stir through briefly being careful so as not to break the caramels.
  4. Tip the contents of the bowl into the baking tin you prepared earlier. Spread the mixture out with a spatula so that it’s as even as possible. Quickly sprinkle the top of the mixture with a few handfuls of topping ingredients, pressing them down to make sure they adhere to the surface.
  5. Chill for at least 2 hours to make sure the chocolate sets before cutting into 24-30 cubes. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Notes

- This is ideal for using up leftover Christmas and Easter chocolates!

Make it vegan:

  • use vegan dark chocolate and vegan stick butter (/margarine).
  • use vegan marshmallows (buy or make your own)
  • make sure any biscuits/mix ins are vegan friendly (e.g. use oreos instead of digestive biscuits).


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