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Easy Rocky Road

It takes just minutes to make my spectacular Rocky Road. This easily made, no-bake slice is popular with adults and children alike. I am sure that once you have made this it will be a regular addition to your repertoire. It is ideal for an afternoon sweet treat, serve with coffee after dinner, make some for a bake sale or package in cellophane bags as very welcome gifts.
Course Dessert, edible gift, Morning Tea, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Setting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 272kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 200 g (8 oz) milk chocolate - cut into even pieces See Notes 1 and 2
  • 100 g (4 oz) dark chocolate - cut into even pieces See Notes 1 and 2
  • ¼ cup (20 g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup (80 g) marshmallows - quartered See Note 3
  • cup (50 g) peanuts - roasted and unsalted
  • ½ cup (100 g) glace red cherries - halved

For the topping (optional)

  • 4 white marshmallows - quartered
  • 6 glace red cherries - halved
  • 1 teaspoon desiccated coconut


  • Line an 18 cm x 13 cm (7 inch x 5 inch) slice tin with baking paper.
  • Place the desiccated coconut, quartered marshmallows, peanuts and halved/roughly chopped glace cherries in a bowl.
  • Melt the chocolate: place the chopped chocolate pieces in a bain marie/double boiler or heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir with a metal spoon or spatula until the chocolate has almost melted. Remove from the heat – the residual heat will melt the remaining chocolate.
  • One the chocolate has melted, leave it for a couple of minutes to cool slightly. See Note 4.
    Once cooled slightly, pour into the bowl with the marshmallows, coconut, peanuts and cherries.
  • Stir well so everything is covered in the chocolate.
    Pour into the prepared tin and flatten down with a spatula or metal spoon.
  • Sprinkle over the topping of marshmallow pieces, glace cherries and desiccated coconut, if using.
  • Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until set.
  • Cut into 10 pieces using a warm sharp knife. It’s easier to cut if you take it out of the fridge 15-30 minutes before you cut it.
    Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


  1. Use the best quality chocolate that you can – this will produce the best result.
  2. I like to use a combination of chocolate, but if you prefer to use all milk chocolate or all dark chocolate, that is fine. 
  3. If using regular marshmallows, cut them into quarters. Alternatively, use mini marshmallows.
  4. Leave the chocolate to cool for a minute or two before pouring over the marshmallows. If the chocolate is too hot they can begin to melt.
  5. If you prefer, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave – melt at 20 second intervals, stirring after each one.
  6. Please note, the nutritional information is based on the Easy Rocky Road being cut in to 10 pieces. The nutritional information is an estimate only.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg