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How To Make The Perfect Rocky Road Recipe

This rocky road recipe is the perfect simple to make no bake treat.

Made from easy to find ingredients that, when combined, result in a delightful assortment of crunchy, chewy, and creamy textures, paired with the perfect balance of sweet and slightly salty flavours.

Read on to discover how easy it is to make a rocky road. 

Rocky road slices on a plate

How To Make Rocky Road

Although you don’t need to bake this recipe in an oven, you do need to melt the chocolate, butter and syrup together in a saucepan.

This takes no time at all and is fun to do because, well, it’s melted chocolate 😉 

chocolate butter and golden syrup in saucepan

I dare you not to finish up the leftovers on the side of the pan.

melted chocolate in saucepan for Rocky road

You should do this step first so that it can cool down whilst you are doing the next part.

Set the melted chocolate mixture to one side (out of reach of temptation!) and get ready for some biscuit bashing. Yes, this is as fun as it sounds and a step that kids and adults seem to enjoy equally! 

crushing digestive biscuits

Place all the biscuits in a sandwich bag and crush them using a rolling pin or similar. They don’t need to be completely crushed down to a powder; a few small chunks is what you want.

Once the chocolate mix has completely cooled down, it’s time to mix everything together. 

marshmallows mixed in with crushed biscuits

Add the crushed biscuits, melted chocolate, and marshmallows until combined.

chocolate mixed with biscuits for Rocky Road

Then, transfer the mix to a suitable baking tin or dish and flatten it down with the back of a spoon so that it is nice and compact. Sprinkle with some icing sugar before placing it in a fridge to set.

rocky road in baking tin

After around 2 hours, your delicious rocky road will be ready to slice up. You may want to leave them out for a short while to take the chill off them before tucking in. 

slices of rocky road on a plate

Rocky Road Variations

You can get as creative as you like with a rocky road. Add in some of your favourite treats to change up the taste;

  • Popcorn
  • Honeycomb
  • Dried fruit
  • Varied chocolate – broken up Twix or Maltesers are winners!
  • Different biscuits – try Oreo, Biscoff, and custard creams.

How To Store Rocky Road

Rocky road can last for up to 1 week in an airtight container. If where you are keeping them is likely to get warm, then store them in a fridge.

You can freeze rocky road, if you want to make some in advance of eating or gifting them.

When storing rocky road, if you need to rest them on top of each other, I would separate them with baking paper to prevent them from sticking.

sliced rocky road on a plate

Have you made rocky road yet? Let me know in the comments what your favourite flavours are!

rocky road chopped up

Rocky Road Recipe

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Indulge in this delicious rocky road recipe, a scrumptious treat that delights with its blend of textures and flavours, from crunchy biscuits and chewy marshmallows to rich chocolate.


  • 200g digestive biscuits
  • 150g butter/margarine
  • 300g milk chocolate
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 80g mini marshmallows
  • Icing sugar (for dusting)


  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and syrup. Heat it gently on a low heat to make sure the chocolate doesn't burn. Leave to cool completely.
  2. In the meantime, place the digestive biscuits in a sandwich bag/zip lock bag and bash with a rolling pin (or your fist!)
  3. Once the mixture from #1 has completely cooled, stir in the crushed digestive biscuits and marshmallows.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking tin and flatten down with a palette or back of a spoon.
  5. Leave it to chill in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours, or until it has hardened up.
  6. Sprinkle a dusting of icing sugar on top and slice into individual portions.


You can leave out the marshmallows and add in your favourite ingredients; honeycomb, popcorn and raisins are also good choices to try!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

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