Radical Rocky Road

Hello 2017! And welcome back to my blog!

As we farewell the beloved Christmas season filled with treats and goodies, I can happily say that I am back and ready to create even better recipes to share with you all this year. Not to mention ready to hit the gym and create an even better healthy lifestyle. With Rocky Road being a festive favourite in my household, and with lots of orders flowing in before Christmas, I endeavoured to create a healthier version.

Traditionally jam packed with sugar, full-fat chocolate, marshmallows, and gummy bears, it was reasonably hard to recreate this slice without losing the traditional texture and taste. However, with the addition of coconut butter and raw cacao, the creamy finish of this slice is decadent and rich. The suggestions below are what I like to fill my slice with, however you can have a play around with your favourite nuts, seeds and treats to create your families perfect version.

The addition of chocolate rice puffs creates a lighter, less intense version of the slice (meaning you can have more yay), and the mixture of hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios is perfect for Christmas time. Plus, when adding craisins and goji berries, the green and red colours are very fitting for the Christmas season. Make this slice as a whole and cut into pieces, or use muffin tins and create little bite size chocolate clusters for the whole family to enjoy!

Much Love x

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of puffed rice, plain or chocolate flavoured (i use cocoa puffs)
  • 1 cup of chopped mixed nuts (hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios are my fave combo)
  • ½ cup of cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp of nut butter of choice
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of craisins or goji berries
  • ¼ cup of agave syrup
  • ½ cup of shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

Method

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil until runny. Add the agave syrup and raw cacao powder to the pot, and stir until a thick chocolate consistency is formed.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir through remaining ingredients one by one, mixing thoroughly to evenly disperse throughout the chocolate mix.
  3. In a medium sized baking tray or muffin tins, line with baking paper. Fill each muffin hole with a large spoonful of the rocky road mixture, or in a large pan, fill until evenly spread across the pans base.
  4. Once spread evenly, place tray into the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving. Freezing over night also works well, however be careful when cutting into slices as this can make the mixture very tough and crumbly when slicing.
  5. Once set, cut into slices and store the rocky road pieces in the fridge in an air tight container.
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