This Tim Tam rocky road my go to whenever I need to take something sweet and don't have time to bake. Its super simple, has only five ingredients and is quick to throw together.
I've made it several times for friends and its a hit at baking sales whenever I make it. You can slice it up into nice chunky pieces or pop it into patty pans for individual portions. Its also one of those wonderfully versatile recipes. At its simplest rocky road usually has chocolate, marshmallows and nuts. This recipe is made with Tim Tams, milk chocolate, pink and white marshmallow, almonds for crunch and candy raspberries for fun.
Tim Tams are a type of chocolate cookie (biscuit) sold in Australia and in my option, the best chocolate cookie in the world! I even named my cats, two beautiful brown Burmese after them. You can easily make the rocky road without the Tim Tams or replace them with your other favourite cookie, or leave them out all together.
Some fun rocky road variations to try:
Chocolate: try it with milk, dark, white or even ruby chocolate.
Cookies: if you can't get Tim Tams try replacing them with your other favourite cookies such as chocolate chip, peanut butter or Oreos. Or for a simple rocky road leave the cookies out all together.
Nuts: try it with peanuts, hazel nuts, macadamias, coconut or any type of nut you like!
Add ins: limited only by your imagination! Try your favourite candy such as peanut butter cups, maltesers, clinkers, pineapple lumps, jaffas, caramels or m&ms, the possibilities are endless! I've even made it mixing in popcorn for some extra fun.
To make the Tim Tam rocky road:
First line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Then cut up the Tim Tams into smaller pieces. Spread the Tim Tam pieces on the baking tray.
Break up you chocolate into small pieces and put into a large microwave proof bowl. You can use any kind of chocolate you like, I find even the cheap blocks of cooking chocolate you find in the baking ile at the super market work perfect well. This can be a great opportunity to use up left over easter chocolate if you have any. Just break up the bunnies, eggs etc and pop them in with the rest of the chocolate. Roughly chop the almonds while your chocolate is melting.
Melt the chocolate. This can be done easily in a microwave, or you can use a double boiler. I like this one which fits nicely into one of my regular pots. If using a microwave put in a large microwave proof bowl, I like my pyrex one. Microwave for thirty second bursts, checking and stirring when the chocolate starts to melt around the edges. Once its starts to look gooey take it out and stir it, the last of the lumps should finish melting as your stir. If the lumps aren't coming out pop it in for one or two more zaps. Do not over microwave the chocolate or you'll burn it
Hot tip: make sure your bowl and any utensils are very dry. If water gets into the chocolate it will make the chocolate seizes up.
Once the chocolate is melted, working quickly add the marshmallows, chopped almonds and raspberry candies.
Spread the mix onto your prepared baking tray over the Tim Tam pieces, scraping out the chocolate. You can make it as thick as you like but I find it works best in a thinner layer that's only about one marshmallow layer deep. Try to ensure you have enough chocolate covering everything and connecting your lumps together. You can mix the Tim Tam pieces into the melted chocolate but I find then tent to break apart. Spreading the mix over the top helps them stay together so you still get lots of lovely whole Tim Tam pieces in the final rocky road. You can push a couple of Tim Tam pieces into the top to.
Leave to set for several hours, either on the bench or in the fridge if its a hot day. Cut up the rocky road using a large sharp knife. This can be stored in an airtight container lined with greaseproof paper for two to three days. After this the cookies will start to go soft but it will still taste delicious! I doubt it will last that long!
Makes great gifts or easy bake sale treats. When setting it can be divided up into patty pans for easy individual portions. Delicious!
Have you made this recipe? I'd love to know how it when in the comments below 🙂
Tim Tam Rocky Road
- 1 packet Tim Tams *see notes for alternatives
- ⅔ cup(90gms) roasted almonds
- 1 large block (375gms) milk chocolate
- 1 packet (210gms) pink and white marshmallows
- 1 packet (190gms) raspberry candies/lollies
- Line a heat proof baking tin or tray with baking paper
- Cut up the Tim Tams or alternative cookies and spread over baking paper, reserve a handful to sprinkle on top
- Roughly chop roasted almonds
- Open up marshmallow and lollie raspberry packets
- Chop up chocolate into smallish pieces. Transfer to a large microwave proof bowl
- Melt chocolate by microwaving in 30 second bursts, checking after each thirty seconds
- When chocolate starts to go gooey around the edges remove and stir well
- If chocolate still has large pieces that don't melt easily return bowl to microwave and microwave for further 30 second bursts, stirring well in between until chocolate is well melted.
- Working quickly add the marshmallows, almonds and raspberries to the melted chocolate and stir in well.
- Spread melted chocolate mix over backing tray and chopped Tim Tams, taking care to cover all the Tim Tam pieces.
- Add reserved pieces of chopped Tim Tam on top, pressing it down into the melted chocolate so it sticks
- Leave to in a cool place to set completely. If is a hot day put it in the fridge.
- Once set slice into pieces and enjoy!