No one will say no to a slice (or two) of rocky road goodness if it was handed to them. But everything’s better when effort is put into the cooking and preparation. There are a lot of rocky road recipe varieties all over the world – some with their own quirks and fun add-ons added to the table. Below is one of the most basic, but just as satisfying, rocky road recipes.

Rocky Road Squares

Rocky road slices are among the easiest dessert recipes to try for yourselves. They are perfect for stuffing kids’ lunch bags and for having around the house as a quick snack.

Rocky Road Squares

SERVINGS: 24 squares

PREP TIME: 20 Minutes

COOK TIME: 10 Minutes



  • 300g good-quality dark chocolate
  • 125 soft unsalted butter
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 200g shortbread or rich tea biscuits
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • icing sugar (for dusting)


  • Heat the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a bar pan or heavy-based saucepan over low heat.
  • Remove from heat. Transfer about 125ml of the mixture to a bowl and set aside.
  • Take the biscuits and place them in a plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, crush them until you have smaller crumbles.
  • Fold in the crushed biscuits into the chocolate mixture left in the saucepan. Then, add the marshmallows, too.
  • Tip the mixture into a baking tin and make sure the top is smooth (use a wet spatula to even out the top and the edges).
  • Take the set-aside 125ml of mixture and pour over the tin, smoothening the top as you go.
  • Chill in the fridge for a minimum of two hours or overnight.
  • Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy!

A few variation tips:

  • For more crunch, you can add macadamia nuts and raisins to the mix as well.
  • The recipe above uses dark chocolate alone – you can change this by mixing in milk chocolate to the recipe (the ratio between milk and dark chocolate may depend on how sweet and creamy you want the rocky road to be).
  • In the absence of mini marshmallows, you can use regular marshmallows and cut them to smaller pieces. For this recipe, the more colourful the marshmallows are, the better.

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