Vegan Rocky Road
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So the school year has now come to an end, and what better way for the maths department (yes that is what I teach) to celebrate then to have an end of term fuddle. Now being the only vegan (or veggie, or any sort of dietary requirements of any kind) in the department it was down to me to make sure I was actually fed.
For dessert I decided to make something that I have been pinning for a while but not actually got around to making, which is Rocky Road. I adapted the recipe a little so I wanted to share with you my adaptation.
So for this recipe you will need
- 200g rich tea biscuits
- 75g vegan marshmallows
- 100g glace cherries
- 100g coconut oil
- 350g dairy free chocolate (you might want to buy dark chocolate as you can pick it up cheaper)
- 90g golden syrup
Line an 8x8 baking tin with greaseproof paper, if anyone knows how to keep it actually in the tin without trying to escape please let me know.
Next is to break up the biscuits into more sensible chunks. To do this pop them in a sandwich bag, cover it in a tea towel and then bash with a rolling pin. I advise caution at this stage, I'm not really sure what had pissed me off that day, but something must have as I bashed it so hard that I broke the bag!
Pop the biscuits pieces into a large bowl and add the cherries and marshmallows.
I will admit that I forgot to photograph the next stage, but melt the coconut oil over a low heat. Once it is all melted break up the chocolate into chunks and add it to the oil, just make sure that it doesn't start to catch so keep stirring. Lastly add the golden syrup into the wet ingredients.
Combine (look at me using the correct terminology) the wet ingredients with the dry, mix until everything is covered in chocolate. Next pop it into the tin (hopefully the greaseproof paper hasn't escaped completely) and press down to even it all out.
Finally pop it in the fridge to chill, or if you are in a bit of a rush the freezer will be just a little quicker. When it is ready cut it up into sensible pieces and serve.
I am happy to say that everyone at the fuddle enjoyed munching on the Rocky Road, and these ingredients make so much that I actually had enough to bring home the next day. That possibly wasn't the best idea as I ended up eating far too much of it!
Anyway I hope that you try this recipe, even if you aren't a vegan why not give it a go.
If you are a fellow vegan I would love to hear what you have made, or any recipes that you have tried as I want to experiment a little more.
Have a lovely day