Christmas rocky road

Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:5 mins
    plus at least 3 hrs chilling
  • Serves 20 squares
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 286
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 25g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 100g butter, cut into cubes, plus extra for the tin
  • 250g Christmas biscuits, such as shortbread or chocolate biscuits
  • 75g shelled nuts (use up a bag of whole nuts, or bits and bobs from the baking cupboard)
  • 100g mixed dried fruit (such as raisins, cherries or glacé ginger)
  • 75g Christmas sweets (candy canes, marshmallows or jelly sweets)
  • 400g milk or plain chocolate (or a mixture of both), chopped
  • 140g golden syrup (weigh this straight into the pan you will use for melting)
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles, or more sweets, to decorate


  1. Butter and line a 20cm square tin, or use a 20cm square silicone mould. Break the biscuits into pieces – they need to be no smaller than a pea, but not too chunky or your rocky road won’t hold together. 

  2. Halve any larger nuts either by snapping them or carefully cutting with a knife, then combine them with the biscuits. Halve any large pieces of dried fruit and chop or snap sweets into smaller pieces, then add these to the bowl.

  3. Melt 300g of the chocolate, the butter and the golden syrup carefully in a pan set over a low heat, stirring occasionally, then pour this over the biscuit and nut mixture and mix together so the chocolate covers everything.

  4. Tip the mixture into the tin, then level the top – it doesn’t need to be completely smooth. Melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave in short blasts, or in a heatproof bowl over a small pan of simmering water, then drizzle this over the top and sprinkle with the decorations. Chill for at least 3 hrs or overnight before cutting into squares. Will keep in the fridge for three to four days.

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