pink berry and white chocolate rocky road

by Sam on May 27, 2013

pink berry and white chocolate rocky road

I have been dreaming about making white chocolate rocky road since I bought a bag of pink and white mini marshmallows from woolies a while ago. I included dried cranberries and strawberries to add fruity tartness, and of course to colour match all the other ingredients. If you can’t find dried strawberries, just add more cranberries or any other dried fruit you like.

I know white chocolate isn’t really chocolate, but since I was a child it has been something I have obsessed over. It’s at its best when its melted (this is just my opinion by the way), so I love to melt it in the microwave or over a double boiler and dip things into it. If I’m eating it solid, I like to let it melt slowly in my mouth, savouring the creaminess before finally swallowing.

I love making rocky road when I have lots of dried fruit, biscuits and nuts lying around. You can really use your imagination as to what you put in. Its important to get your ratios right, so you need to melt sufficient chocolate to coat all the bits you add to the mix.

This recipe is pretty big, I used a lot of incredible chocolate, so it’s not going to be cheap to make. You can halve or quarter the recipe to make it more manageable.

I used Valrhona chocolate in this recipe as its one of my favourite chocolates to work with in desserts. When you are making something that is strongly focused around chocolate, it is important to use the highest quality that you can.

I find buying it in bulk the best way to save too. It lasts for ages and by stocking up, you always have it on hand to whip up any chocolate recipe. The bulk packs are available via the South African distributor Wild Peacock, and come in easy to work with chocolate pieces. No chopping required.

Recipe | makes a very large

  • 1kg Valrhona white chocolate
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried strawberries – roughly chopped
  • 1 packet / 200g of shortbread biscuits (I used Bakers Eat Sum More) – cut into 4 pieces (about 2cm x 2cm)
  • 2 cups of pink and white mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup of whole almonds with the skin on

I find melting large quantities of chocolate easier to do in the microwave vs. on a double boiler. Put all the chocolate in a bowl and heat in the microwave for a bout a  minute. Take it out and stir. Repeat until about half the chocolate is melted. At this point you do not need to microwave it further, as the heat from the already-melted chocolate will melt the remaining pieces. Stir until its all melted.

Add all the other ingredients and mix it all together well.

Tip the mix into a lined baking tin / or container with sides. I used a 20cm x 28cm brownie tin. Allow to set.

Invert the chocolate rocky road slab when you are ready and cut into squares the size that you like. These make the best gifts.

This white chocolate rocky road is a texture adventure in your mouth. Soft pillowy marshmallows, chewy dried berries and crunchy biscuits and nuts, all covered in creamy white chocolate.

pink berry and white chocolate rocky road

For my  other recipe using Valrhona chcolate:

 extraordinary chocolate tart

extraordinary chocolate tart

passion fruit profiteroles with a white chocolate drizzle

passion fruit profiteroles with a white chocolate drizzle

salted caramel and chocolate tart

chocolate and salted caramel tart

 

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Tami May 27, 2013 at 9:35 am

Goodness me! I would call that a slice of heaven and totally wouldn’t mind having a bar or two for breakfast :) xx

Aninas Recipes May 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

So – have you filled your cookie jar with pink berry and white chocolate rocky road? Seems you will be indulging in these for a while!!

Sarvani (baker in disguise) May 27, 2013 at 10:12 am

Oh my!!! will you look at that.. I need a slice or two now!!

Sam May 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

HI Anina, I will be giving all of these away as I’m trying to cut out sugar (mostly) from my diet :-((. They make the best gifts.

Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Beautiful, love the soft colors and textures!

usha singh May 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Oh my word–these do look gorgeous–those receiving these wonderful morsels–will bless you

Lizzy (Good Things) May 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

What a lovely indulgence!

Sam May 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Thanks Laura :-)

Sam May 28, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Thanks Usha, I packed them all up today and start distributing to a few special people I want to thank or spoil. I was finding it quite difficult having htis temptation lying around.

Lorraine June 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm

For the chocolate did you mean 1 pkg of chocolate? These look wonderful.

Sam June 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Hi Lorraine, I mean 1kg (1 kilogram).

Morathi September 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Wow!!! I never knew that food could look so breathtaking!! I am definitely going to try these out!!!

Sam September 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Thanks Morathi, and you will not be disappointed with this recipe

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