A super easy recipe fo Rocky Road, which makes a perfect festive holiday gift.
By Christina Soong-Kroeger
Every year I cook something as a Christmas gift for family and friends. My daughter usually helps, and we spend a fun couple of hours baking and wrapping. Last year we made snickerdoodles, those lovely cinnamon and sugar encrusted butter cookers, but this year I’m toying with the idea of making rocky road instead.
Although rocky road is hugely appealing to kids I actually think of it more as an adult’s chocolate treat. It’s perfect to accompany a cup of coffee, to snatch between errands, or to treat yourself after dinner.
However, rocky road is full of sugar so if you’re the type that has 10 different recipes for no-sugar fruit balls, then this is not the recipe for you. Look away, and visit again another day when I am cooking something healthy.
The quantities below make enough for 21 muffin cups, which is enough for three Christmas gifts assuming seven pieces per gift.
If I was making it for a children’s party I would make 60-70 pieces and serve them in mini cupcake cups. I may be relaxed about my kids having some sugar but I’m not certifiable.Print
Christina publishes The Hungry Australian - a collection of recipes, reviews and stories about food - and is a regular contributor to Sumptuous. Her writing has appeared in the China Daily and That’s Shanghai while her photography regularly appears on Foodgawker, Tasteologie and Photograzing. After eating her way around Shanghai, London, Hong Kong, Leeds and Melbourne, she now calls Adelaide, South Australia, home again.