We present the stars and stripes version of the nougat: if you have never tried rocky road this is the right time to prepare them and … give them away
We cannot define the rocky road simply Chocolates because they are much more.
These chocolate cubes they are rich, colorful, greedy and can be done in many different ways.
You can use dark, white or milk chocolate, maybe even all three together in layers, and you can add nuts, raisins, and other dried and dried fruit.
In the variant most loved by children, you can also play with Marshmallow, white or colored and possibly mini, to add a touch of softness.
Someone defines them "American nougat" due to the presence of chocolate and dried fruit, but in this case the slightly chewy consistency of the classic nougat as we know it is missing.
The basic recipe of rocky road
Melt in a water bath 200 g of dark chocolate is 100 g of milk chocolate with 30 g of butter.
Mix everything with 30 g of puffed rice, a handful of almonds and pistachios is 100 g of mini marshmallows colored.
Pour the mixture into a mold lined with cling film. It must have a thickness of about 2 cm.
Let everything cool down in the refrigerator for two hours and then cut into cubes.
White chocolate variant
Melt in a double boiler only White chocolate and a walnut of butter and then mix it all up with something colorful like Goji berries or raspberries e cranberries dried.
Top with a handful of pistachios because green goes very well with white and red and is a perfect match for Christmas. Also in this case you can add marshmallows always in chromatic contrast.
Rocky road with cookies
You can also add some to the chocolate cookies: in this period we suggest those spiced with ginger and cinnamon.
You don't have to chop them, but simply break them coarsely because they must show up in the cut of the cubes and they must feel bite after bite as a crunchy part.
If you don't like spiced cookies, use any type of Biscuits of your choice.
Greedy and creative recycling
Rocky roads are the ideal recipe for recycle chocolate, biscuits and nuts, especially after the holidays.
If you have different types of chocolate you can melt them separately, mix them with the other ingredients and then arrange them in layers inside the mold. In this way you will get very colorful and super greedy rocky roads.
Rocky roads are nice homemade Christmas gift that everyone will appreciate.
They are easy to prepare, as you have seen, and also very beautiful to pack in transparent bags.
They keep for a long time … if they don't disappear instantly!