This recipe comes with a warning: if you have no sense of self-discipline (like me) then I suggest you run as far away from this as possible. Seriously.
If you think you’re safe because you’ve never been a fan of Rocky Road, then let me tell you that this will convert any Rocky Road hater. Believe me.
I know, I know. I’m building a pretty tall pedestal for this recipe. But it tastes fantastic and any time I have served it someone has asked me for the recipe. See for yourself.
Recipe source: my friend Nicole
2 x 200g blocks of Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate, broken into pieces
250g bag Pascall’s pink & white marshmallows, cut into halves
4 x Fry’s turkish delight bars, chopped into peanut-sized pieces
1/2 to 1/3 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
Lightly grease a small slice tray and line with baking paper. Ensure all ingredients are prepared – chopped, measured etc. because once the chocolate has melted you will have to work quickly.
Melt chocolate in a glass or metal bowl over simmering water. Ensure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl to prevent chocolate from burning. Stir chocolate occasionally until all the chocolate pieces have melted and the chocolate is smooth.
Remove saucepan from heat but keep bowl about hot water in saucepan. This will prevent the chocolate from cooling too quickly. Work quickly and add all other ingredients, stirring until everything is covered in chocolate. Transfer mixture to slice tray and refrigerate until firm.
- Quantities of add-in ingredients can be adjusted to suit your taste
- The quality of ingredients you use will affect the final result – I always use Pascall marshmallows
- For a nut-free version you can substitute crispy M&Ms (thanks to Dawn for this tip!)
Drive it like you stole it!
These were my first introduction to the world of kids party food (thanks Caitlin) and I couldn’t believe that something so creative could be so simple. I especially love that the expressions on the Tiny Teddy’s faces seem to match their race car driving perfectly.
Like this one…
He must have gotten into a fender-bender on the track. Or maybe he’s still peeved about what happened earlier…
Sorry little buddy.
Tiny teddy racing cars
Fun size chocolates (Mars bars or Milky Ways)
Musk Life Savers
Small quantity of chocolate icing (or a chocolate icing pen)
Lay out all of your ingredients. Cut your musk lollies in half & chop the legs off the Tiny Teddies (apologising to each one of course).
If you are using homemade icing you can make your own piping bag by putting it in a Ziplock bag and snipping the corner edge. Pipe a dollop of icing onto each Smartie.
Glue the Smarties onto the side of each chocolate bar. Put a little dollop of icing on the ends of the musk lollies and stick your steering wheels on the front of the cars. Lastly put a little icing on the cut ends of the Tiny Teddies and put the drivers behind the steering wheels. You might need to push the teddies down into the chocolate bar, but don’t push too hard or you’ll end up with smashed cars. Refrigerate to set the icing.
This isn’t so much a recipe but rather a brilliant little idea. In our house we call these ‘the man salad’ because they are the first thing my husband requests whenever we host a BBQ and every time they are served they are eaten by the dozen by the men and kids. In fact, you can see one of my little monkeys hovering in the background waiting to pounce…
Just one more minute Harrison!
Because they are such a novelty for the kids, they also make a quick and easy lunch during the week. My little monkeys love to be involved in the preparation too but the olives tend to go missing before they make it onto the toothpicks.
Greek salad bites
Recipe source: I spotted these in a magazine once but I don’t know which one or when
Cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters
Pitted Kalamata olives, cut into halves
Continental cucumber, cut into circles then into quarters
Fetta, cut into cubes
Olive oil (optional)
Assemble salad bites on toothpicks starting with tomato wedge, then olive, cucumber and finish with fetta. Drizzle lightly with olive oil just before serving if desired.
The cherry tomatoes I used were extra large, so I cut them into quarters. If your tomatoes are small, halves will look great too.
The fetta can crumble easily so I would suggest keeping the salad bites in the fridge until just before serving. Also, don’t push the toothpick all the way through the fetta because it will break the cheese. I’ve tried both hard & soft fetta and both of them become fragile when skewered so choose one that has great flavour.