It's a big call, isn't it? The most Aussie rocky road ever?
I have a reputation for making Aussie desserts; about this time of year I start fielding questions from friends and family about when I'm making our Australia Day pavlova. But this year we're going camping, so I've come up with a more portable, but no less Australian, Australia Day dessert.
Really it's just an excuse to combine all my favourite childhood lollies - clinkers, maltesers, jaffas, jubes, pineapples lumps, marshmallows and chocolate into one deliciously decadent dessert.
the most Aussie rocky road ever
Yield 50 pieces
Clinkers, maltesers, jaffas, pineapple lumps - without a doubt, this is the most Aussie rocky road ever made!
100g pineapple lumps
300g milk chocolate
Roughly chop the sweets. Combine in a large bowl and mix well.
Melt the milk chocolate.
Pour the melted chocolate over the chopped sweets and stir to combine.
Pour into a tray lined with baking paper. Top with another piece of baking paper and gently push down to eliminate any air pockets.
Refrigerate for two hours or until set.
Slice into small squares and share. (No really, you should share!)
Bringing the rocky road to room temperature before slicing will help to get clean slices.
If you follow me on instagram you'll have seen the water situation at the farm is dire. For months I've been telling Bearhands not to worry "it always rains on Australia Day". But it's so close now I'm beginning to worry - what if I'm wrong? There's a first time for everything right?
To tip the balance in the favour of rain we've booked a campsite at Dicky Beach - the site of the 2015 Australia Day mini-cyclone. If figure going to that extreme is like hanging the clothes on the line and washing the car on the same day! Keep your fingers and toes crossed for us!
how will you be spending Australia Day?
Seana Smith says
Hello Amanda, my teeth are zinging at the thought of this... rocky road sounds great for Australia day treats. We'll be in Sydney but most of the year myself and Teen17 and the twins are being country mice, living in beautiful Orange in the Central West. Just loved into our rental house here and am so loving the simplicity of country life.
Here's to a happy 2017 for us all and hope to see you at some bloggy fiesta soon.
Amanda Smyth says
A tree change? How lovely Seana. Moving to the farm was the best thing we ever did.
Happy 2017 to you too. I hope we get to catch up in person soon.