S'mores Rocky Road

Friday 22 January 2021

 S'mores Rocky Road 

S'mores Rocky Road. I am sharing a recipe with you today that doesn't get more indulgent or delicious. Those of you not familiar with it will probably wonder what Rocky Road is.  

Scrumptious, indulgent and easy to make, it is simply a refrigerator cake composed of melted chocolate, crushed biscuits, dried fruit, etc.

This gets pressed into a pan and then refrigerated until set and solid. Once this happens, you can cut it into squares to eat.  

I had never tasted this type of Rocky Road before I moved to the UK. There was the American version of course, which were a kind of a Brownie type of bar, but these were completely far removed from that.

British Rocky Road is said to be Prince William and Harry's favorite dessert. I am not sure about that, but having tasted this variation,  I can predict that it is going to become a favorite everywhere!

This recipe for Rocky Road  I am sharing with you today is a delicious twist on the original recipe.  It is quite an unusual take,  involving a fusion with the ever popular American S'mores.  

American S'mores are present at most North American BBQ's, etc. Composed of graham crackers, filled with hot toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate they are something everyone loves. 

These S'mores Rocky Road bars are every bit as scrumptious, as well as being indulgent, and very easy to make.

Instead of crushed and crumbled biscuits/cookies, it uses crisp rice cereal and salty pretzels.  Mini ones, or larger ones broken into bits. 

Personally, I think the smaller ones work better. But you can use whatever kind you have in the house.

Normally Rocky Road will involve a quantity of dried fruit. Usually raisins or sultanas, sometimes candied fruit.

There is no dried fruit in these. There is plenty of chocolate however, to make up for the lack.

For this I have used two kinds of chocolate.  Dark and milk chocolate. Make sure you use a good quality of each.  I like to use chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids, at least 70% or higher if I can.

The two chocolates are melted together in a saucepan. Make sure you use a saucepan with a heavy bottom and very low heat otherwise your chocolate may burn and seize. 

Melted along with the chocolate are butter, golden syrup and a quantity of mini marshmallows. Yes, these are sweet, but don't worry about that.

Any sweetness is counteracted by the saltiness of the pretzels.

If you haven't got golden syrup you can use corn syrup. It will work fine.   

Once these ingredients have all melted and are amalgamated  together, you will be adding something crisp, which will also serve to give these lush bars substance.

Salty pretzels and crisp rice cereal, or rice bubbles as they are called in the UK. (I just love the names they give things! Most of them make more sense then their North American counterparts)

These get stirred into the chocolate mixture all at once.  Just stir them in until everything is evenly coated and well mixed together. 

You will need an 8-inch square pan for these squares.  You want to line it with some aluminum foil. 

You will need a piece large enough to line the pan with enough overhang to be able to lift the squares out when done.

The chocolate cereal mixture gets spooned into the prepared pan. Smooth it out and and then lightly press to compact it a bit. 

Don't press too hard. You don't want them smooshed in there too compactly or they will not have the right consistency.

More mini marshmallows get sprinkled over top. You also need to press these down lightly. This is only so that they adhere to the chocolate mixture a bit.  

Again, don't press too hard. Pop the whole pan into the refrigerator.  This is when the hard part comes. The waiting.

After chilling for a couple hours until solid you take the pan out of the fridge and pop it under a hot grill to gild the marshmallows on top, golden brown. And, that's it.  Bob's your Uncle.  Tout finis!

Ooey, gooey, sweet. Salty, rich and indulgent.  Creamy and crisp . . .  chocolaty.  What more could you ask for?

Yield: Makes 16 bars

Rocky Road S

Rocky Road S'Mores

Sweet, salty, gooey, crisp and chocolaty!


  • 75g butter (1/3 cup)
  • 1 TBS golden syrup
  • 150g white mini marshmallows, divided (3 cups)
  • 200g dark chocolate, broken into bits (7 ounces)
  • 100g milk chocolate, broken into bits (3 1/2 ounces)
  • 50g crisp rice cereal (1 1/2 cups)
  • 100g salted mini pretzels (about 2 1/4 cups)


How to cook Rocky Road S'Mores

  1. Line an 8 inch square pan with aluminium foil.  Set aside.
  2. Place the butter, golden syrup and half of the marshmallows into a heavy bottomed saucepan.  Heat over low heat, stirring until melted and amalgamated. Stir in the chocolate, stirring until the chocolate melts. Remove from heat and stir in the rice cereal and pretzels.  Press this mixture into the prepared pan.  Scatter the remaining marshmallows over top, pressing down lightly.  Place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the grill/broiler to high. Pop the rocky road (still in the pan) under the grill for about 45 to 60 seconds until toasted golden brown. Remove immediately.  Let cool.
  4. Cut into squares with a wet knife to serve.  Store in an airtight container.

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S'mores Rocky Road

Your children are sure to love this sweet treat.  The adults also. I think they would also be lovely on Holiday cookie trays. Any way you choose to enjoy them, one thing is for certain, they WILL be enjoyed! 

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  1. These look tempting... May have to give them a try. What's "golden syrup"? ~Robin~

    1. Hi Robin. They are great. Golden syrup is a kind of sweet syrup like corn syrup. You can use light corn syrup in its place! xoxo

  2. That looks very yummy. I have a sweet tooth so have to be careful not to overdo things but one day I'd like to make these.

    1. They are really delicious Joyful! I hope you will make these one day when you can trust yourself not to overdo things, or better yet, share the excess with a good friend or neighbor! xoxo

  3. This looks fabulous. I don't think I would like dried fruit in with the chocolate. Maybe cherries. Maybe not. But these look to die for!

    1. Actually surprisingly the dried fruit does work in the normal Rocky Road Jeanie. But then, I do really love dried fruit. This version is very delicious! I hope you will want to try it at some point! xoxo


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