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Popping Rocky Road


Recipe Name:  Popping Rocky Road


Meal Type: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes

Servings: Enough for a party!

Rocky ‘Poppy’ Road - A fun twist on Rocky Road for bonfire night or any festive gathering really! You can choose whether to tell people about the popping candy or wait to see their surprise as it pops in their mouth. Melting chocolate is easy on your Aga range cooker – no need for a bowl balancing on top of a pan of boiling water – simply break into a heatproof bowl and sit at the back of the Aga where the chocolate will gently melt. Happy days!

You may need...


  • 300g Dark chocolate
  • 100g Salted butter
  • 4 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 150g Rich tea biscuits 
  • 75g Marshmallows
  • 75g Malteasers
  • 75g Popcorn (here is how to make it on your hotplate)
  • 4 tbsp Popping candy! 

You may need...

  • A 20cm Cake tin - square or hexagonal for easy portioning
  • A mixing bowl and spoon
  • A rolling pin & bag for smashing
  • A chopping board & Knife


  1. Line the base a loose-bottomed 20cm square tin with greaseproof paper or foil. Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl along with the butter (cut into small pieces) and golden syrup. Place on the top of the Aga range cooker, at the back, to melt. Stir occasionally to mix together. Once melted set aside to cool slightly.

  2. Place biscuits into a large bowl or bag and roughly crush with the end of a rolling pin. If using full sized marshmallow, cut into quarters with wet scissors. Add to bowl, along with the popcorn, Malteasers and 2 tbsp. of the popping candy.

  3. Scrape the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl and mix everything together to combine. Pour and scrape into the prepared tin and flatten out as best as possible. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tbsp. popping candy over the top. Place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.

  4. When ready to serve, carefully run a knife round the outside of the rocky road and then release from the tin. Cut into squares or bars.

Antonia's Tips: This is very rich, so cut into fairly small pieces. Once hardened, I prefer to keep it in an airtight tin in a cool place but my husband prefers it cold straight from the fridge.

Variations: try making with digestives or ginger nuts for change. You could also add dried fruit, nuts or other favourite treats to the mixture.

Rocky road recipe

This fun family recipe has been scribed and tested by community member Antonia, who is a hard working mum with two boys. Her recipes are trialed in her much loved Aga range cooker and devoured by her family, allowing Antonia to provide accurate tips and advice on how to make the dishes a success! Go check her work out! She is a country girl, happily surrounded by an excitable Lab, her dear husband, two boys and the Cotswolds. 

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