White Chocolate Rocky Road – No Bake Easy Treats with a Twist

 This is the perfect variation of a traditional rocky road bar for the warmer weather; it proves to be
immensely popular with kids and their friends for those summer garden parties! The cranberries
ensure they are fruity and refreshing, and the white chocolate contributes a gorgeous decadence
that has everyone asking for a second slice…

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, no-bake treat then look no further! This incredible white
chocolate biscuit recipe has only 10 minutes of hands-on time, so you can chill out with a book whilst
your no-bake dessert treat (or after school snack!) sets in the fridge.

Scroll down to print the super-easy recipe.

Rocky Road with a difference

We all love traditional rocky road; but isn’t it much more interesting to experiment with different
ingredients? I was craving a rocky road bar, but we only had white chocolate, so I decided to roll
with it!

This mouth-watering combination of ginger biscuits, cranberries, and white chocolate makes
for an alternative rocky road, with tiny bursts of pistachios for that extra crunch.
Over the summer, I always find it incredibly difficult to find a sweet treat that doesn’t make
everyone feel over faced, so it was amazing to make these white chocolate rocky road slices. They
have just enough sharpness from ginger and cranberry, that they are both refreshing and make a
stunning dessert slice!

How to make White Chocolate Rocky Road

Varying the ingredients for a rocky road. White chocolate and cranberry version

Ingredients for Rocky Road

600g white chocolate
200g ginger biscuits
70g dried cranberries
100g mini marshmallows
70g pistachios

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Non-stick saucepan and hob, or microwave
  • Chopping board
  • 20x20cm shallow tin or dish
  • Cling film

Instructions

Melt the white chocolate over a low heat on the hob, or in the microwave, stirring frequently.
Gently crush the ginger biscuits with a rolling pin, leaving some larger pieces.
Roughly chop the pistachios and snip larger marshmallows into 4-6 pieces.
Stir the biscuits into the melted chocolate mix, then fold the pistachios, cranberries and
marshmallows in.
Line your baking tin/dish with cling film and pour the mix into it, spreading it out evenly.
Chill in the fridge until set – this should take a couple of hours.
Turn out onto a chopping board and slice into 10 squares.

This really is the best no-fuss baking recipe, and they go down so well! These disappeared in a
matter of days- great for lazy summer afternoons with a cup of tea or a smoothie.

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A fruity twist on the classic - White chocolate rocky road recipe

Ginger White Chocolate Rocky Road with Cranberry and Pistachio

A bejewelled take on the classic no bake dessert
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10 slices

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Non-stick saucepan and hob, or microwave
  • Chopping board
  • 20x20cm shallow tin or dish
  • Cling film

Ingredients
  

  • 600 g white chocolate
  • 200 g ginger biscuits
  • 70 g dried cranberries
  • 100 g mini marshmallows
  • 70 g pistachios

Instructions
 

  • Melt the white chocolate over a low heat on the hob, or in the microwave, stirring frequently.
  • Gently crush the ginger biscuits with a rolling pin, leaving some larger pieces.
  • Roughly chop the pistachios and snip larger marshmallows into 4-6 pieces.
  • Stir the biscuits into the melted chocolate mix, then fold the pistachios, cranberries and
  • marshmallows in.
  • Line your baking tin/dish with cling film and pour the mix into it, spreading it out evenly.
  • Chill in the fridge until set – this should take a couple of hours.
  • Turn out onto a chopping board and slice into 10 squares.

Notes

You can of course substitute ingredients for lots of different things - any dried fruit or even jelly sweets would work in place of the cranberries; try digestives, hobnobs, or Biscoff biscuits instead of gingernuts; and you can replace white with milk or dark chocolate for a different flavour.
Keyword Biscuits, rocky road

 

Tips for the perfect rocky road

Are Rocky Road slices easy to make?

Of course! The best thing about a rocky road is that it requires very little hands on time, all you need
to do is mix together the ingredients. It’s practically impossible to get wrong. Presentation isn’t
important either, as White Chocolate Rocky Road always looks beautifully handmade.

Do I need any special equipment to make Rocky Road?

Not at all. All you need is a way of melting the chocolate, and a microwave is perfectly fine if you
don’t have a hob. Then just grab any old bowl and mix it all together, and pop it straight into a
shallow tin! This easy recipe makes it the perfect baking project for a busy lifestyle.

Can I change the ingredients in the White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe?

Absolutely. If you change the chocolate type, you may need to add some butter and syrup to
counteract the fat reduction; and any changes made to the biscuits and mix-ins may create an
entirely new and exciting Rocky Road! Have a look at my Mini Eggs Rocky Road recipe here, to see a
more seasonal take on a traditional Rocky Road.

I’ve always been intrigued by the premise of a white chocolate rocky road with chunks of dark
chocolate! I’d love to see your original creations.

How to make a white chocolate rocky road with a difference

Is White Chocolate Rocky Road a vegan recipe?

This recipe can be easily altered to make it suitable for a vegan diet. Replace the chocolate and butter with a
vegan alternative (Stork and Pure are good brands), and make sure your biscuits and marshmallows are vegan. Tesco have a great vegan white chocolate substitute!

Is White Chocolate Rocky Road gluten-free?

The ginger biscuits probably contain gluten depending on the brand, so if you substitute those with
your regular gluten-free biscuits you should be able to make a gluten-free Rocky Road. Be
aware of marshmallows as certain brands are made using wheat starch. Double check that the brand
you pick is gluten free, and make sure that the chocolate label is also gluten free.

Is this White Chocolate Rocky Road recipe safe for pregnant people?

There are no eggs used in this recipe, so even though this is a no-bake dessert, it should be absolutely fine for pregnant women. Just make sure they’re stored in a container, and you eat them within a week. Store in the fridge to prolong the freshness.

What is the shelf life of White Chocolate Rocky Road?

Store these fudgy dessert slices in the fridge, in a covered container for optimum results. This means they
will last up to a week without deteriorating in flavour! If they happen to be stored out of the fridge,
the white chocolate rocky road slices will need to be eaten within a few days.

Can I freeze White Chocolate Rocky Road?

This recipe is absolutely okay to freeze. They will keep for about 3 months in the freezer, so you
can enjoy them for ages! Just to warn you, the marshmallows will become more chewy the longer
they are stored in the freezer, so for the best taste I would recommend eating them fresh.

Can I make this Rocky Road recipe in different quantities?

These gorgeous little slices disappear so quickly, so you may need to make much larger quantities! It’s a
very expandable recipe, so will work perfectly if you increase the quantities, but make sure you’ve
cleared out your fridge to make room.

What goes well with White Chocolate Rocky road?

My perfect combination is a slice of rocky road with a smoothie! It perfectly offsets any lingering
sweetness and provides a beautiful harmony between sweet and sharp, and complements the
cranberries.

Why did my Rocky Road not set properly?

Double check that it was chilled for a long enough amount of time, as this can make it sloppy and not
properly set. If it was chilled, but still resembles chocolate rubble, then it’s likely that your ration of
melted ingredients to mixed in ingredients was unbalanced. If you’re planning to add lots of extra
ingredients, you need to ensure that you balance out the chocolate to handle the extra!

The other culprit could be burnt chocolate. If the chocolate isn’t melted slowly, then it has a
tendency to go grainy, which could mean that it doesn’t combine properly, and therefore won’t set.
If you’re melting the chocolate on the hob, make sure that it is on a low heat, and you’re
consistently stirring it to avoid burning. If you are melting it in the microwave, use 5-10 second
increments, and stir in between every blast.

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