I love rocky road! I only ever make it at Christmas! One year, I created one with raspberry jelly lollies, marshmallows, crushed clinkers and roasted/salted peanuts. It was delicious but so sweet. I don’t mind a lolly or two sporadically, especially at Christmas, but these days I prefer my sweet treats to be a little more wholesome.
I like to think that every time I eat, I have an opportunity to nourish my body. I don’t see this philosophy as never eating sugar or cutting out certain foods, I see it from a positive perspective and try to include nutrient rich foods as often as I can. So when it comes to Christmas and making rocky road for the celebrations, rather than stressing about the chocolate part of this treat, which you really can’t leave out, I fill my rocky road with my favourite whole foods! Have a try of this combo – it’s amaze!
Healthier Rocky Road
- Dark chocolate, melted
- White chocolate, melted
- Raw almonds
- Coconut flakes
- Dried apricots
- Sunflower seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Line a tray with baking paper and evenly spread out the nuts, seeds, coconut and dried fruit.
- Evenly pour over the melted dark and white chocolate and try to coat as much of the other ingredients as possible.
- Use a toothpick to draw patterns through the chocolate. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
- Break into bite size pieces and serve. They make a nice gift in a pretty paper cup with cellophane and a bow.