I didn’t mean for it to snow in September. I wasn’t wishing away the last of summer, with its pink wine and ripe raspberries for picking, the grassy scent of a freshly mown park and the dull screech of bike tyres as teenagers scavenged for Pokemon. No, I wasn’t ready yet the skies were getting muddier, like a jar of water swirled with brushes laden with watercolour paint. Jumpers began to look appealing and more and more candles were being lit as I swapped movies for comforting books and red flannel pajamas lined up waiting on a gently heating radiator. And so it snowed, a light dusting I must confess, but still, a swirling storm of icing sugar over a stack of rocky road bars. And I felt warm and ready for the changing seasons.
Everything feels a little bit inbetween right now. We’ve had a wash of warm days of cyan blue skies, open windows and ice creams then rainstorms so heavy, raindrops batter the windscreen of our car like pebbles and toes in flat shoes become uncomfortably cold. It is the inbetween of salted, savoury roasted peanuts and the sweetness of crushed oreo cookies, melted chocolate and tiny pillows of marshmallow clouds. It isn’t one or the other, autumn or summer. It’s just a mix of the sweet and the savoury, a taste of what has been and what is to come, equally enjoyable watching a pink sunset with a matching glass of chilled wine or curled in blankets, peppermint tea in hand, book in the other and a plate of rocky road within reach. But always with an unseasonable dusting of icing sugar snow.
- You Will Need
- 300g 70% good quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 125g unsalted butter, softened
- 200g peanut butter oreos
- 100g roasted salted peanuts
- 100g marshmallows, either snipped into small pieces or use mini marshmallows instead
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- Spray a 20cm x 20cm square tin with sunflower oil and line with baking parchment before setting to one side. In a heatproof bowl, add the chocolate, golden syrup and butter and place over a pan of barely simmering water, taking care not to let the bowl touch the water. Melt together slowly then remove from the heat. Pour 125g of the melted chocolate mix into a separate bowl and set aside - this will be poured on top of the rocky road to smooth out the top.
- Place the peanut butter oreos in a sandwich bag and seal or tie, making sure not to trap a lot of air in it as it could burst. Gently bash with a rolling pin or sturdy drinking glass until you have a good mixture of crumbs and bigger pieces of biscuit. Tip the contents of the bag into the larger of the two chocolate bowls, pouring in the peanuts and marshmallows and mix together until everything is coated in chocolate.
- Pour the rocky road into the prepared tin and press down into the edges to create an even layer. Once level, pour the reserved chocolate over the top and smooth to ensure the rocky road is level. Place in the fridge to set for at least two hours. Once set, remove from the tin and cut into 12 rectangular bars. Sift over the icing sugar to finish. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
Looks delicious – I’m allergic to dairy but I can tweak it. (normal Oreos are dairy free)
I’m sure they would be just as delicious with regular oreos too!
Yummm this looks delicious! Can you store them at room temperature or will they get too soft?
You can store them at room temperature as long as they’ve properly set in the fridge – I just prefer to eat mine nice and cold! 🙂
Aish Padihari says
OMG! They look amazing. I can see my kids going crazy for them.
Thanks very very Aish!
Stop! These look absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to try them.
– Cait | http://www.prettyandfun.com
OMG those bars look so delicious and I can’t wait to try them out myself. I love sweets and especially chocolate way too much!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Thanks very much Sabrina!
Ooooh that looks absolutely fantastic! Definitely am going to try that soon.
I’m not going to lie, when I seen these on your FB I drooled a little. They look AMAZING. seriously so good. I need to make these. Saving this post for october to make with AJ during the holidays 😀
Erin || MakeErinOver
Oh I hope you like them! Super easy to do with kids, I bet he’ll love bashing the biscuits!
God this has made me hungry! It looks amazing, I love rocky road. Can’t wait to try this out 🙂
Thanks Corran, I hope you enjoy it!
Leigh Suznovich says
Oh wow, these look so incredible!!
Beth Ellen says
Omg these look amazing!! Think I’m going to have to give this recipe a go! x
Beth Ellen l modedeviebel.blogspot.co.uk
Thanks very much Beth, I hope you enjoy the recipe, let me know how you get on!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Oh wow, these salted rocky road bars look amazing! I love salt + chocolate but you just took these to a whole other level! Pinning!
Thanks Pamela, I love the salty sweet combination of peanuts and chocolate too!
kelleyn rothaermel says
These look amazing!
Thank you Kelleyn!
anna @ annamayeveryday says
Gosh those look good, typical I seem them on the first day of Lent when I have just given up chocolate….
Oh no Anna! Hopefully you can pin them and give them a go for an Easter treat 🙂
Holy crap I am actually drooling, these look AMAZING!
Julia // The Sunday Mode
Thanks Julia! It’s been a while since I made them myself, should probably give them another go soon!