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A simple and healthier version of Rocky Road that uses just a few ingredients.
Rocky Road is one of my Mum's favourite sweet treats, so for Mother's Day this year I decided to make her a raw vegan version. There's no refined sugar in this recipe either, so it's a healthier alternative to your regular ol' Rocky Road.
The base for this recipe is a raw chocolate, made by mixing coconut oil and raw cocoa.
To turn this into Rocky Road, I have added in marshmallows, some dried fruits for sweetness and nuts for added crunch. You can use any combo of dried fruits and nuts you like. I have gone for cranberries and almonds. Delicious!
Leave a comment below if you try a different combination, I'd love to know how it works out. Enjoy!
- 50g virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp sweetener (I used coconut syrup, but you could also use agave or maple syrup)
- Handful of vegan marshmallows
- Handful or dried cranberries
- Handful of chopped almonds
- Melt your coconut oil over low heat (if your coconut oil is already in liquid form, then you can skip this step)
- Add in the cocoa powder and sweetener to the melted coconut oil and mix it all together until smooth. It should resemble melted chocolate.
- Throw in the marshmallows, dried fruits and nuts, and stir through the chocolate mixture.
- Pour the rocky road mixture into a rectangular mould lined with backing paper (this will make it easier to remove later).
- Place in the freezer for 1 hour to set.
- Once the chocolate has hardened completely, remove it from the mould and cut it into squares.
- Store them in the fridge.
Makes 6 squares.
What you can do
Trim dairy by equal to two glasses of milk a week if you consume a lot
Cattle pollute with their burping (seriously), so reducing your dairy products consumption can help cut CO2. But make sure you always watch your nutritional requirements too.