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Rock your socks off!

The kids on Junior MasterChef finally had to face their first taste test, and it was a big chunk of Rocky Road! I could just see how much fun it would be gnawing down the big chunk of chocolate trying to find 20 ingredients hidden inside. It brings back a lot of memories as Michael and myself had our own little Rocky Road rivalry once at Moran’s farm during our time on MasterChef. My version of Rocky Road may not have 20 ingredients inside, but the little addition of raspberries surprise I added to my rocky road had won me the ‘Best In Show’ title for that challenge. Super happy!

Why raspberries? I usually find that normal rocky road made with milk chocolate and marshmallows is sickening sweet. You only need one small bite before bouncing off the wall with sugar rush. That’s why I prefer to use dark chocolate with high cocoa content and less sweet, and the tartness of the raspberries will help cleaning the palates and cut through all the sweetness of the chocolate and marshmallows. I also love rice crackles, so the rice bubbles will add a crispy texture to balance out with the softness of the marshies.

A lot of people have asked me for the recipe, so here you have it! Enjoy!

Billy's 'Best In Show' Rocky Road
2 cups marshmallows
2 cups rice bubbles
1 punnet of raspberries
200g dark chocolate 72%
100g butter

1. Greased a 8x8inch baking tin and lined with baking paper.
2. Melt butter and dark chocolate in a mixing bowl over a double boiler.
3. Add raspberries, rice bubbles and marshmallow in a large mixing bowl.
4. Pour melted chocolate all over, stir to mix well.
5. Pour the mixture into the baking tin, spread evenly then transfer to fridge and let it set for over 30mins.