Today’s recipe post is in collaboration with The Eve Appeal. This September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month and I am partnering with The Eve Appeal on their campaign to ask you to ‘Go Red’! The Eve Appeal funds research into the prevention and early diagnosis of all five of the gynae cancers (womb, cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulval) as well as raising awareness and breaking down the taboos that cause a barrier for women spotting symptoms and seeking help when they need it.
Bake sales are a fantastic way to fundraise for charity. Not only do you get to raise money for charity and eat loads of homemade (or sometimes not) treats but it’s a great way to raise awareness for the charity you are raising money for! That’s why today I am sharing with you my recipe for Rocky Road Squares!
Rocky Road is one of the best items to take along to a cake sale because it’s super low effort, a real crowdpleaser but more importantly easy to transport! You can use any square baking tin you have at home or you can use a disposable foil tray so you don’t have to worry about forgetting your baking tin after the bake sale! My recommendation for a bake sale is to avoid anything with nuts in it so this Rocky Road recipe doesn’t have any nuts in it but if you are making it for yourself at home, then feel free to add some in!
My little trick is to take some of the melted chocolate mixture and spread it onto the parchment in the tin in a thin layer. This gives the rocky road squares a solid base and makes it nicer and easier to hold when eating – and it just looks a bit neater too I think! Check out my YouTube video guide on how to make these Rocky Road Squares:
100g rich tea biscuits
120g digestive biscuits
60g glace cherries
300g dark chocolate, broken up into pieces
3 tbsp golden syrup or honey
100g mini marshmallows
40g white chocolate
Line a 20cm square baking tin or a disposable foil tray with baking parchment that covers the base and sides with overhang to pull the rocky road slab more easily once set.
In a large metal bowl, crush up the rich tea and digestive biscuits into a mixture of large pieces and crumbs. Chop up the glace cherries into small pieces and add to the bowl and set aside.
Place the dark chocolate, margarine and golden syrup into a large microwaveable bowl. Heat the ingredients in 30 second intervals until it comes together in a smooth mixture, stirring after each 30 seconds. Alternatively you can melt it over a low heat, stirring constantly to prevent the chocolate overheating. Spoon some of the melted chocolate mixture into the baking tin and spread it to just cover the base of the parchment.
Pour the rest of the chocolate mixture into the other ingredients. Mix to cover all of the ingredients and then add the mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Tip everything into the lined baking tin, pressing down the rocky road as much as possible to compact everything together. Place into the fridge to chill for about 2 hours.
Melt the white chocolate and place into a piping bag. Cut off a small hole of the end and drizzle it diagonally over the rocky road, going back on the other diagonal. Return to the fridge to set the white chocolate fully before cutting the rocky road up into 16 squares.
All the information about the charity and the ‘Go Red’ campaign in this post has been provided by a media officer for The Eve Appeal. This collaboration is unpaid and I was gifted a free fundraising pack from The Eve Appeal to assist in producing photos.
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