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Friday 18 April 2014

Child's Play

Sophie Morris of Sophie Kooks gets the children involved in making a few festive treats

Kooky Dough's Sophie Morris makes Rocky Road

Festive Rocky Road with Maltesers and Marshmallows

I have a real weakness for chocolate. After dinner, when I'm unwinding, I often get a craving for a chocolate fix – and this intensely chocolatey recipe really hits the spot. The Maltesers are a scrumptious addition, but raisins and nuts are delicious too. Makes 16 squares.

YOU WILL NEED

300g milk chocolate, roughly chopped

100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

100g butter, cubed

3 tbsps golden syrup

225g digestive biscuits

150g mini-marshmallows

135g Maltesers

METHOD

Line the base of a 20cm square tin with parchment paper. Place the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Don't stir until everything is nearly melted, then stir gently to bring it all together. Remove the bowl from the heat.

While the chocolate is melting, smash the digestives into crumbs. You can put them in a Ziploc bag and bash them with a rolling pin or just break them with your hands.

Afterwards, place the bashed digestive crumbs and most of the marshmallows into a large bowl. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into this large bowl and then stir everything to combine.

Now pour the mixture into the lined baking tin.

Sprinkle the Maltesers and remaining marshmallows over the top and, using the back of a wooden spoon, press them down into the mixture so they are lodged into place.

Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to set and then cut into squares. Yum!

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