Naughty but nice rocky road biscuit bites
This tasty recipe has been created by me as part of a sponsored recipe post for Collective Bias® and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk.
Oops I did it again. Came up with my own recipe that is. I call them ‘naughty but nice rocky road biscuit bites’. Naughty because of the chocolate (Cadbury’s Dairy Milk no less) but nice because of the fruit…and also because they are delicious, even if I do say so myself. And they’re really simple to make. In fact, it’s one of those recipes that I love because you can get your children involved – a real family-friendly recipe. And the messier it gets, the better!
This recipe was inspired by wanting to involve my children in some run recipe-making. As they get older, I love my quality time with them and want to make the most of it. I was asked to shop for Cadbury’s Dairy Milk and then write a post about using it to cook with my children, which got me thinking about the sorts of things we could do. As I always used to love messy recipes involving chocolate or cookie dough when I was younger, I thought up this recipe as a way of introducing Olivia and William to those sorts of experiences too. Of course, William was far too busy playing with his trains to help but this was right up Olivia’s street and we had a fun afternoon together making these biscuit bites.
With all that in mind, we trundled off to our local Tesco to get the ingredients we would need (we may a problem with their car insurance business but they haven’t treated us badly when it comes to grocery shopping so my husband prefers to stick them for the time being), particularly a batch of Dairy Milk, which always tastes delicious but especially when it’s melted. If you’re interested in seeing some photographs from our shopping experience, I’ve made a photo album over on Google+. Otherwise, it’s onto the recipe.
What you will need
- 720g Dairy Milk chocolate
- 50g of marshmallows
- 400g digestive biscuits
- 150g butter
- ten0g of glace cherries
- 150g raisins
What you need to do
- Put the bisuits into a plastic bag or wrap them in cling film or foil.
- Using a rolling pin, bash the biscuits so that they become broken up. Depending on how finely you want the biscuits broken, you can finish the job in a blender. Put the biscuits into a bowl.
- Melt the butter over a slow heat. Once it’s completely melted, take the saucepan off the hob and add to the biscuits.
- Mix the butter and biscuits until the biscuit pieces begin to stick together.
- Spread the biscuit mixture across the base of a non-stick tin and press down so that the mixture is firmly in place.
- Break the Dairy Milk up into individual chunks and melt over a gentle heat. The best way to do this is to put the chocolate into a bowl and stand it over a saucepan of boiling water.
- Once all the Dairy Milk has melted, throw in the rasins, marshmallows and 2-thirds of the cherries and mix.
- Spread the mixture over the biscuit base in the non-stick pan and top with the remaining cherries.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour until the chocolate has set.
Et voila! Once it’s ready you can get it out of the pan by running a blunt knife around the edge of the tin and then turn it upside down. Then, you can begin cutting it up into portions, making them as big or as small as you like. The quantity of ingredients used made for some chunky bites and I’m pleased to say they were a hit with everyone. My one tip for eating these though? Turn them upside down (biscuit side up) before you try them – otherwise the biscuit base is likely to crumble over your floor/carpet/furniture etc.