Rocky road kill

Serves 12

  • 250 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 400 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)

  • 100 g golden syrup

  • 250 g digestive biscuits

  • 100 g mixed dried cherries and cranberries

  • 100 g shelled walnuts

  • 25 g coconut flakes, plus extra for decorating

  • 1 large handful of marshmallows

  • 2 large meringues

  • 1 handful of chocolate biscuits

  • icing sugar, for dusting

Grease and line a cake tin (roughly 20cm x 25cm). Half-fill a medium pan with boiling water and simmer over a low heat. Place a heatproof bowl over the pan of simmering water and melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together, stirring well.



Once the mixture is smooth, wrap the digestive biscuits in a clean tea towel and bash with a rolling pin into rough pieces, then add to the mixture. Add the dried fruit, walnuts, coconut flakes and marshmallows, then break in the meringue, reserving some for later.



Mix everything together until well combined then pour the mixture into the lined tin. Scatter over some coconut flakes, push in a few chocolate biscuits to make tombstones and dot pieces of meringue around the biscuits. Pop in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until set. Once firm, remove from the fridge, carefully remove from the tin and finish with a dusting of icing sugar. Cut into squares and give out to trick or treaters.



Nutritional Information

Rocky road kill

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Grease and line a cake tin (roughly 20cm x 25cm). Half-fill a medium pan with boiling water and simmer over a low heat. Place a heatproof bowl over the pan of simmering water and melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together, stirring well.

Once the mixture is smooth, wrap the digestive biscuits in a clean tea towel and bash with a rolling pin into rough pieces, then add to the mixture. Add the dried fruit, walnuts, coconut flakes and marshmallows, then break in the meringue, reserving some for later.

Mix everything together until well combined then pour the mixture into the lined tin. Scatter over some coconut flakes, push in a few chocolate biscuits to make tombstones and dot pieces of meringue around the biscuits. Pop in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until set. Once firm, remove from the fridge, carefully remove from the tin and finish with a dusting of icing sugar. Cut into squares and give out to trick or treaters.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 584
  • Carbs 56.5g
  • Sugar 42.5g
  • Fat 38.9g
  • Saturates 20g
  • Protein 5.1g
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 250 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 400 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)

  • 100 g golden syrup

  • 250 g digestive biscuits

  • 100 g mixed dried cherries and cranberries

  • 100 g shelled walnuts

  • 25 g coconut flakes, plus extra for decorating

  • 1 large handful of marshmallows

  • 2 large meringues

  • 1 handful of chocolate biscuits

  • icing sugar, for dusting