Say hello to my No-Bake Rocky Road Reindeer Cake. A quick and easy treat for the holidays.
In my opinion, Rocky road is an essential bake at Christmas! I’ve already given you a few brand new recipes this year that are Christmas related, but I had this one up my sleeve. I recently made some White Chocolate Reindeer Rocky Road Bars and they went down a storm when I posted them on social media and shared with family & friend’s, but we needed a dark chocolate version!
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This Reindeer Rocky Road ‘cake’ is super easy to make and tastes OUT OF THIS WORLD good! I mean, who doesn’t love rocky road? It’s always a popular hit!
What’s better than rocky roads bars? A reindeer rocky road cake of course!
This rocky road is made in a gorgeous star shaped tin, perfect for decorating into a festive reindeer. You don’t HAVE to use a star shaped tin, but it does make for a really festive dessert!
What is a Rocky Road?
Rocky road is a no-bake slice made up of chocolate, marshmallows along with other ingredients, which tend to vary by country. They can contain biscuits, nuts, chopped chocolate or a mixture of candy bars. The variations are endless!
I opted to make the whole rocky road in a star shaped cake tin, with the overall flavour being chocolate with the addition of orange flavouring and grated orange.
Chocolate orange is a dream combination at Christmas time, it just had to be done- haha!
I used melted white chocolate for the antlers, roll out black & white fondant for the eyes and a maraschino cherry for the nose. This ‘cake’ looks ADORABLE and super festive! It’s the perfect treat to make with kids!
Why you need to make these ‘cake’?
- It’s extremely easy to make
- No baking required
- Can be made gluten-free if using gluten-free biscuits
- It’s super delicious
- Great fun to make with kids
- It’s extremely versatile
- 100% vegan
- Can be made in advance
In order to make this rocky road, you’ll need a few things:
Firstly, a star cake tin. I was so excited when I found this tin on Amazon. As soon as I saw it, the idea of creating a no-bake rocky road in it popped into my head. [Affiliate link]
Secondly- marshmallows. Obviously you’ll have to hunt down some vegan friendly marshmallows for this one. My favourites are the plain vanilla Dandies and Freefrom Mallows. They are both vegan friendly. Both are chewy like your ‘classic’ marshmallows and work really nicely in this dessert.
These taste identical to the non-vegan marshmallows! In fact, you literally can’t tell the difference! They also have the most delicious vanilla flavour which helps flavour this ‘cake’ even more!
Thirdly, CHOCOLATE! Obviously a rocky road need’s the most delicious chocolate in the world! Am i right?
iChoc have been one of my all time favourite chocolates for years now! Their chocolates are 100% vegan friendly, and are great to bake with.
For the base of the rocky road, including the ganache, I used the iChoc Classic Chocolate.
This chocolate is made using rice milk, so it’s ultra smooth. It resembles a really creamy milk chocolate. When added into the rocky road, it gives a lovely creaminess and sweetness. A scrumptious alternative to dark chocolate.
It also melts incredibly well, so I decided to coat the whole rocky road cake in it (not that this dessert needed anymore chocolate, but more chocolate the better)!
For the ganache, I mixed the melted iChoc Classic with some dairy-free cream. It is a dream to work with. Some vegan chocolates can be grainy, and can go funny when melted, iChoc have their formula spot on!!! You need to try it and see for yourself!
I’m always asked on my Instagram ‘What white chocolate do you use?’ etc.
I always state iChoc White Vanilla because it is simply incredible.
Really delicious vegan white chocolate is hard to come by. Most are either too sweet, too grainy and don’t melt nicely. This chocolate melts like ‘normal’ chocolate, can be easily tempered and tastes SO GOOD! It actually reminds me of how ‘Milky Bar’ used to taste (that was my favourite chocolate growing up / before I turned vegan).
This chocolates is:
- No artificial flavouring
I also love iChoc because all of their packaging is plastic free! They use a natural film out of wood fibre, which acts like plastic but is completely natural and doesn’t harm the planet! They’ve thought of everything!!!