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Melissa's rocky road recipe

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  • 500g good quality dark chocolate
  • 100g marshmallows
  • 100g red glace cherries
  • 1 cup coconut
  • ½ cup pistachios
  • ½ cup peanuts


Melt chocolate in the microwave at medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes, stir, then another 2 minutes or until melted. Line a slice tray (16 x 26 x 3 cm) with baking paper, leaving 2 cm hanging over each end.

Use scissors to cut marshmallows in half, cut cherries in half. Combine marshmallows, cherries, coconut, pistachios and peanuts in a large bowl. Pour in melted chocolate and mix well to combine.

Spoon into prepared tray and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When set, lift rocky road onto a chopping board and cut into 24 or 30 pieces (depending on Dad’s sweet tooth)


  • This is a great recipe for kids to make as a gift. Put in a small tin or cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon.
  • You can include your favourite nuts – cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot New Zealand.


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