Rocky Road Flavour Hot Chocolate
A British twist which takes the road less travelled, this Whittard all-time favourite combines classic flavours of marshmallow and milk chocolate with those of toffee, cherry, raisins and sultanas.
The name Rocky Road harks back to the gold fields of Australia, where prospectors crunched through chocolate, biscuit and marshmallows as they sieved for their fortune. Gold rush soon became sugar rush as the recipe went global – it's since become a pure slice of Americana, appearing as an ice cream, cupcakes and... pizza. We'll stick to our famous hot chocolate, thanks.
- Hot chocolate base: Milk chocolate
- Hot chocolate format: Powder form, we recommend making it with hot milk (or your preferred milk alternative) rather than water for the ultimate smooth, creamy cup. Find out how to make the perfect hot chocolate here.
- Number of servings (using 3 heaped tsp/20g per mug for hot chocolate or 2 tbsp or 28g per mug for milkshake): 350g = 17 mugs of hot chocolate/12 mugs of milkshake
- Serving suggestion: Enjoy hot, as an ice-cold milkshake or use in baking
Sugar, Cocoa (38%), Dextrose, Flavouring, Salt. Contains Cocoa solids 38% minimum.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Recipe: Rocky Road Biscuits
- 140g plain flour
- 50g self-raising flour 40g Whittard Rocky Road hot chocolate powder
- 60g granulated sugar
- 80g finely chopped glacé cherries
- 62g unsalted butter cut into cubes, softened
- 62g golden syrup
- Half a large egg, lightly beaten
- Melted chocolate or royal icing to decorate
- Preheat the oven to 170°C (150-160°C fan).
- Sift the flours and Rocky Road hot chocolate powder into a large bowl.
- Stir in the sugar, then add the cherries and mix until fully coated.
- Rub the butter lightly into the dry mixture with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the egg and golden syrup, stirring to combine. Once the mixture starts to come together, use your hand to knead the mixture into a soft dough.
- Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment to a thickness of about 5mm. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Once the dough is firm, cut it into heart shapes. Carefully lift the hearts from the parchment – you may need to use a palette knife – and place on a lined baking tray. Using a sharp knife, cut a small rectangle from the pointed end of each heart: this will let you slot the biscuit onto the rim of your mug or glass.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until just beginning to darken.
- Let the biscuits harden slightly on the baking tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. When the biscuits are cool, decorate them to your heart’s content. (See what we did there?)