Twelve days of cookies: Rocky Road

Easy Rocky Road recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comWelcome to Day 9 of

The Twelve Days of Cookies!

From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges!

The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment (hint, a small loaf tin and electric hand beaters are your friends for so many of these recipes!) so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.

Today’s recipe can be enjoyed year-round but it’s so over the top that it totally deserves a place on your holiday table. Rocky Road can also be made festive by adding red and green glacé cherries and instead of the peanuts you often find in rocky road, I’ve added slivered almonds which I tend to have on hand more often than peanuts.

Typically rocky road is made with milk chocolate but I often find it a little too sweet so I made my own mix of 2:1 milk:dark chocolate that turned out like a “dark milk” which was perfect. Use the very best chocolate you can here, it really makes a difference!

Yield: 12 - 24 pieces

Rocky road

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Easy, festive Rocky Road!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 100g semisweet chocolate
  • 75g (1 1/2 cups) marshmallows
  • 75g (1/2 cup) slivered almonds
  • 150g (3/4 cup) glacé cherries, halved
  • 25g (1/4 cup) shredded unsweetened coconut


  1. Line an 8 x 4-inch loaf tin with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on each side to make the slice easy to remove .
  2. Melt the milk and semisweet chocolate together, either in a bowl set on a pot of simmering water (bain marie) or in a microwave in short (30 second) bursts of power at 50%. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Mix the marshmallows, almonds, cherries and coconut in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour over the melted chocolate and mix to combine thoroughly.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepares loaf tin and use a rubber spatula to press it down evenly.
  6. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, then slice and serve. If you're not serving it straight away, keep chilled until you are ready to.

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Rocky Road recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis is SO easy to make and so festive how you can you NOT add it to your holiday dessert table?

Check out the rest of the:

The Twelve Days of Cookies

Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread

Day 2: Jam Drops

Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice

Day 4: Melting Moments

Day 5: White Christmas

Day 6: Langues de Chat

Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice

Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits

Day 9: Rocky Road

Day 10: Honey Joys

Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles

Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)



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