Rocky Road Crunch Bars

My platonic crush Nigella makes these, and they are so easy and delicious. They even remind me of s’mores, which are just about my favorite thing in the world. I’ve used several different kinds of crunchy cookies, but graham crackers would work in a pinch. What a great, easy chocolate gift for someone you love.

Rocky Road Crunch Bars

1 stick plus 1 tablespoon soft unsalted butter
10 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
3 tablespoons golden syrup or 1/4 cup corn syrup
8 ounces plain hard and crunchy cookies
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Melt the butter, chocolate and syrup in a heavy based saucepan. Scoop out about 1/2 cup of this melted mixture and put aside.

Put the biscuits/cookies into a freezer bag and then bash them with a rolling pin. You are looking for both crumbs and pieces of cookies. Fold the cookie pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture, and then add the marshmallows.

Pour into a 9-inch square foil tray; flatten as best you can with a spatula. Pour over the reserved 1/2 half cup of melted chocolate mixture and smooth the top.

Refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight.

Cut into 24 fingers and dust with powdered sugar by pushing it gently through a tea strainer or small sieve.

2 Replies to “Rocky Road Crunch Bars”

  1. YUM! Thanks to mister emerson for introducing me via twitter to your blog! These look amazing and i WILL be making them, however I was wondering if there was a particular brand of cookie that you used. I’m not sure what would be the best one. Thanks Kendra!! Faye

    1. Hi Faye! Oh I hope you know and love Nigella like I do. She’s British and fabulous! The cookies I used are called Biscoff – I first had them on an airplane and since found them in a store. Here’s the link: http://www.biscoff.com/. They are crunchy and a little cinnamon-y. I’ve also used graham crackers. But look on the cookie aisle for a nice, crunchy, not too sweet cookie, and I’m sure it will work great! Oh, and I also just found out they freeze beautifully – they’re fun and dangerous to have (cut up in a ziplock) in the freezer!

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