Grown Up Rocky Road
Who doesn't love a good baking recipe post??
I was lucky enough recently to be sent some lovely chocolate goodies from The Grown Up Chocolate Company, a brand I had never heard of (how??). Once I'd swiftly eaten what I was sent, I went online to order myself a bunch more to bake with. The bars I was sent were the 'Superb Salted Peanut Caramel Bar', the 'Crunchy Crispy Toffee Trilogy Chocolate Bar' and the 'Crunchy Praline Chocolate Wonder Bar'. The company reimagines chocolate bars we loved as children, made again for adults - except they're better. I looooooved what I was sent, my favourite being the 'Superb Salted Peanut Caramel Bar'. Think a Snickers but tastier. And I immediately wanted to bake with it. My idea was Rocky Road, but a little more grown up (get it? Ha!)
So if you're into baking/chocolate/peanut/salted caramel anything - read on for the recipe!
Note: There's a lot of 'ish' to this recipe. I winged it.
Salted Caramel Peanut Rocky Road
Prep Time - Literally like 15 minutes
- 400g (ish) milk chocolate
- 6 (ish) bars chocolate - I used the GUCC bars
- 200g (ish) marshmallows - I grabbed a bag in my local supermarket which was a little under. Mini mallows are good, as are big ones if they're cut. Whatever floats your boat!
- 200g (ish - sorry) roasted unsalted peanuts - I found some salted caramel ones by KP - ideal!
- Not needed but I had some peanut butter cups that I threw in too. Can't have too much peanut!
- Line a square baking tray with tin foil/baking parchment/cling film. It's not going in the oven, so anything works.
- Chop up the peanut bars, and throw two in a glass bowl along with all of the milk chocolate. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until it's partially melted. Don't let the bowl touch the water.
- Whilst the chocolate is melting, chop up the mallows (if you have the big un's) and place in another bowl along with the peanuts and the rest of the chopped up chocolate bars. Give it a stir until it's all combined.
- Once the chocolate has mostly melted, pour over the marshmallow mixture and stir, stir stir. This is where I made a huge melted chocolate mess on the counter. Sigh. Once the mixture is combined, transfer it to your baking tray, cover and refrigerate. So easy!
All in, this took me about half an hour. I spent a lot of that time cleaning up the mess I made. In hindsight, I wish I had another bar kept back to decorate the top. But that's just the decorator in me - the actual result was flippin' delicious!
Enjoy the recipe (and the sugar high). It's one I'll definitely be making again soon. Thanks Grown Up Chocolate Company!