This Maltesers rocky road recipe, made from chocolate, biscuits, marshmallows and Maltesers; is an easy and delicious no bake slice which can be made in less ten minutes, and is a tasty tea time treat, bake sale slice, or edible gift.
I am a huge fan of rocky road, a no bake chocolate slice made with nuts, biscuits, and marshmallows: it is rich, chocolatey, crunchy – and very simple to make!
It is also a flexible recipe, and you can make it with whatever biscuits/cookies, or sweet treats you like. I am so excited to share this version with the addition of one of my favourite chocolates: rocky road with Maltesers!
This Malteser rocky road recipe is so easy and fun to make – and a great no bake recipe to make with kids! Just take care around melting the chocolate (and cutting!).
How to make rocky road:
- Melt the chocolate with butter, cocoa and golden syrup – either in a heatproof bowl over a small pan of boiling water, or in the microwave.
- Whilst that is melting, chop the marshmallows and Maltesers, and roughly break the biscuits, then place in another bowl.
- Let the chocolate cool slightly, then pour the melted chocolate mixture over the biscuit and stir well.
- Pour into a lined tin, sprinkle with roughly chopped Maltesers, and place in fridge to set.
This Maltesers traybake – also known as Malteser slice or Malteser tiffin – makes such a delicious afternoon treat; one loved by kids and grown ups alike.
A few notes about the ingredients:
Maltesers: Little balls of crunchy bubbly malted milk covered in milk chocolate. Originating in Britain, it appears you get get them in most countries now. In the US, you may be able to substitute the chocolate, Whoppers.
Chocolate: You can use milk, dark (70% cocoa solids), or a combination of both. Try to use the highest quality chocolate you can. I like to use Lindt or Cadbury.
Biscuits/cookies: I have used digestive biscuits, but you could use the same amount of graham crackers or shortbread biscuits.
Golden syrup: If you can’t get this inverted sugar syrup, then use maple syrup or honey.
Butter: I have made this slice with both butter and margarine and both work.
Marshmallows: You can use regular size marshmallows and cut them into 4. Or use mini marshmallows and leave them whole.
Whats the difference between rocky road and tiffin?
The one factor that sets the two apart is that Rocky road contains marshmallows, and chocolate tiffin doesn’t.
Should rocky road be kept in the fridge?
Yes. Otherwise it will be slightly soft and messy to eat!
Does Malteser rocky road freeze well?
I would say no to freezing this particular rocky road, as the bubbly centre of the Maltesers can go soft.
How do you cut rocky road?
I find the best way to cut neat slices of rocky road is to take it out of the fridge for 10-15 minutes, until just set. Take a sharp knife and run it under hot water, then slice into squares. Then put the rocky road back in to the fridge to set completely.
Let the chocolate butter mixture cool slightly before adding to the biscuits and Maltesers. If it’s too hot it will melt the marshmallows and Maltesers chocolate.
Slicing: If you are unable to take it out of the fridge after 10-15 minutes, once set, take out of the fridge and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes. Run a sharp knife under hot water and carefully slice into pieces.
Maltesers Rocky Road
- 150 g milk chocolate roughly chopped
- 100 g dark chocolate roughly chopped
- 100 g butter
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 125 g digestive biscuits roughly broken
- 60 g marshmallows if regular size, cut into 4
- 100 g Maltesers roughly chopped, large pieces
- 25-50 g Maltesers roughly chopped, for the top, optional
- Line a square 20cm x 20cm (8" x 8") tin with baking paper.
To melt chocolate on the stove top:
- Place a small pan of water on to boil. Once boiling turn the heat down to a simmer.
- In a heatproof bowl, add the milk and dark chocolate pieces together with the butter, cocoa powder and golden syrup. Place this over the pan of simmering water, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir gently with a metal spoon every so often.
- Once melted, using a tea towel carefully take the bowl off the pan of water - taking care as the steam can come billowing out.
- Leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
To melt the chocolate in a microwave:
- Place the milk and dark chocolate pieces, butter, cocoa powder and golden syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds, take out and stir then place the bowl back into the microwave and heat for 20 seconds, repeating until the chocolate butter mixture has melted.
- Leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
To make the rocky road:
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together then roughly broken biscuits, chopped marshmallows and roughly chopped Maltesers.
- Pour the slightly cooled melted chocolate mixture over the biscuits and stir well to combine.
- Pour this into the prepared tin, pressing down well with the back of a spoon.
- Sprinkle over the remaining Maltesers, if using.
- Place in the refrigerator for 10 - 15 minutes, until just set and then cut with a sharp knife that has been warmed by running under a hot tap.
- Place back in the fridge to set completely.