Rocky Road – with all the good and without the bad. My family makes rocky road every Christmas, and this Christmas I decided to try make a healthy version of it. My little brother was quite disappointed when he found out that there are no marshmallows in, so of course he was my first test person. And he loved it, even without all the sugar!
This recipe is extremely simple and super easy. In the past years it’s been something that my little brother has made, as he is not that experienced in the kitchen, and this recipe being so simple he could easily grasp it.
All there is to do is chop up the nuts and apricots, mix it with the chocolate, spread it evenly into a form and drizzle with the freeze dried berries.
– INGREDIENTS –
75g / 1 dl / 0.5 cup almonds
25g / 0,5 dl / 0.25 cup walnuts
75 g / 1 dl / 0.5 apricots
25 g / 0,5 dl / 0.25 cup goji berries
250g / 9 ounces dark chocolate
2-3 tbsp freeze dried berries (e.g. strawberry og raspberry)
– DIRECTIONS –
- Start off by chopping the almonds, walnuts and apricots in large chunks. Add them all to the same bowl. Add the goji berries to the bowl as well.
- Melt the chocolate. The chocolate is best if it is has the right temperature. To reach this temperature, chop the chocolate into small chunks, and melt only half of it in a water bath (where the bowl covers the casserole so the steam doesn’t touch the chocolate). When the chocolate is melted, remove it from the warm water. Add the second half of the chocolate, and keep stirring until it’s all melted.
- Pour all the melted chocolate over the mixture of berries and nuts, mix it until everything is covered in chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into a small mould and spread it evenly. Drizzle with your choice of freeze dried berries.
- Place in your fridge for at least and hour. When it’s completely firm, chop it into you preferable size – I recommend a little bigger than bite size, but not too big.
- Store in your fridge for snacks throughout December.