Rocky Road Slices

Nigella Lawson's Rocky Road Bars. Photography by @hewdesign

Ahh, rocky road slices: minimal cooking, maximum chocolate.

If full-on baking isn’t your thing but you fancy getting creative in the kitchen, you can’t go too wrong with rocky road

Melting chocolate, butter and golden syrup on the hob is as complicated as this recipe gets, and yet the finished product implies that you’ve gone to a lot more effort (I won’t tell if you won’t!).

However, I didn’t think there was such a thing as too much chocolate until I tried this recipe from the BBC Food website.

The ingredient list calls for good quality dark chocolate, but in my opinion – and I’m quite the chocoholic – it makes the slices far too rich and I was reaching for a glass of water after a couple of bites. I’d advise opting for a good quality milk chocolate instead.

You can easily pimp up the recipe a bit if you’re feeling creative – I added dried cherries to mine, but nuts or raisons also work a treat.

All photography © Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson 2013

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