Sparkly Christmas rocky road

This morning, the last day of term before Christmas, I rocked up (no pun intended) to school totally empty handed, whilst most other parents came with little bags and bottles for the teachers. Well, not everyone, but a lot did. I felt rubbish; I’m the one posting videos on Channel Mum about perfect little presents to make for teachers at Christmas time and I forgot to actually make some!

After a super quick coffee with preschool parents I legged it to the shop and bought a load of chocolate and Turkish Delight – which I haven’t actually laid my hands on since approximately 1989 –  with a vague vision of throwing together something like a very pink and sparkly fridge cake / rocky road type thing.

Anyway I ended up adapting my ever popular salted chocolate crunch bar recipe. Remembering that I had a lot of sparkly stuff left over from when I made this chocolate bark (which is another good one for a quick Christmas gift by the way), I thought I could chuck that over the top in a Christmassy fashion…

So this is what I made. Do you know what? It’s actually really nice – and so pretty. Or maybe it’s a bit OTT. But I do have a serious tendency towards the camp at Christmas.

(Get all the decorating bits from the Co-op.)

Makes: about 16 squares
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 30 mins – 1 hour

Ingredients:
200g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
1 tablespoon golden syrup
50g marshmallows
100g Turkish delight (4 x bars), chopped up
200g cookies (I chose white chocolate chip shortbread type ones)

To decorate: 
Popping candy
Pink sugar
Freeze dried raspberries
Chocolate silver balls

Instructions: 

  1. Melt the chocolate, butter and syrup over a gentle heat in a saucepan.
  2. Crumble your cookies up. Chop your turkish delight.
  3. Combine the melted chocolate mix with the marshmallows, cookies and Turkish delight.
  4. Put it in a lined tin. Sprinkle as much stuff on top as you can bare!
  5. Stick in fridge for at least half an hour or more if possible.
  6. Chop into pieces.
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5 Comments

  1. December 21, 2015 / 11:35 am

    What a fantastic treat and hostess gift to take, when visiting friends and family over Christmas. You can never have too many sparkles! Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  2. December 22, 2015 / 10:19 am

    I think I'd leave out the Turkish Delight and substitute 50/50 cranberries and glace cherries/ Excellent recipe though!!! Merry Christmas!

  3. December 28, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Think I'd leave out the Turkish Delight and go 50/50 with cranberries and glace cherries…. Still sounds a but delicious though!!

  4. January 4, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I agree – I am very camp when it comes to sparkles! X

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