A classic rocky road with a valentines twist. Vegan Valentines Rocky Road filled with pink marshmallows, pink wafers, freeze dried raspberries in creamy chocolate with a pink swirl. Vegan, No-Egg, No-Dairy, No-Bake and ready in under 2 hours! Keep reading to learn how to make them!
Vegan Valentines Rocky Road
Pink marshmallows + pink wafers + pink swirly chocolate…what’s not to like? These rich, chewy and decadent rocky road squares are the perfect sweet treat to celebrate a pink filled Valentine’s day. Rocky road is one of those bakes which 99.9% of everyone on planet earth loves! For 1, they’re filled with chocolate and marshmallows which is a winner and 2, they’re no-bake and super easy to make. Simply combine everything in a bowl and chill. They are also super versatile meaning you can use whatever ingredients you fancy!!! Go all out with these bars and make them your go-to sweet treat!
What is a rocky road?
If you’ve never heard of a rocky road, you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended). Rocky road is a type of no-bake slice / square made up of chocolate, marshmallows, biscuits. The other fillings vary depending on country. Here in the uk, our traditional bars have digestive biscuits and raisins. The marshmallows help to cut through the richness of the chocolate and add sweetness, while the biscuit adds a saltiness and crunch! This fun valentines rocky road swaps out the biscuit for wafers and adds in freeze dried raspberries for a-little tang and fruity flavour. IT’S SERIOUSLY GOOD!
Ingredients you’ll need:
I love this rocky road recipe because its made in one bowl, comes together in under 30 minutes and is no-bake! Plus, you’ll only need 6 simple ingredients, most of which are pantry staples! Here’s your shopping list:
- Wafer biscuits: I used the Pink Panther Wafer biscuits (which are newly vegan friendly) cut into little chunks. Alternatively, you could use any of your favourite biscuit such as vanilla Oreos, Digestives, Graham crackers etc.
- Dairy-free white and dark chocolate: A mixture of white and dark chocolate makes for a delicious milk chocolate but still has a richness. Alternatively you can use a dairy-free milk chocolate.
- Pink food gel: Add a drop of pink food gel to some white chocolate and swirl on top of the rocky road for a pretty valentines effect. This is completely optional. Don’t use liquid food colour, only use a food gel as this won’t curdle the chocolate! My go-to is the Pro Gel range by Rainbow Dust.
- Vegan marshmallows: I use a mix of mini pink marshmallows and large white marshmallows cut into smaller chunks. The brands I use are Dandies and Freedom Mallows, both are vegan friendly!.
- Maple syrup / agave : Adds sweetness and helps to bind ingredients.
- Dairy-free butter: Make sure to use a block butter as this will help the rocky road set. My favourites are Naturli Vegan Block and Flora Plant Butter.
Tips for making the BEST rocky road
- Line the baking tin: Line the baking tin with grease proof paper before pressing down to make sure the rocky road doesn’t stick in the pan / tin.
- Allow the bars to set fully before cutting: You want to make sure the chocolate has had enough time to set in the fridge before cutting. If you cut them rocky road while still warm, it will be melty and won’t cut properly. Trust me, they’re worth the little wait!
- Cut with a warm knife: To help get clean cuts and neat squares of rocky road, heat the knife before cutting. Fill a jug with warm / hot water, place in the knife and allow it to sit for a few seconds before removing it, wiping dry with a cloth and cutting the rocky road. The heat from the knife will melt the chocolate making for a clean cut.
- Use high quality chocolate: The key to a good rocky road is using a high quality chocolate chunks. I love 70% and above dark chocolate! I also love a vanilla based dairy-free white chocolate such as Ichoc.
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