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Rocky road toffee apples recipe

Rocky road toffee apples recipe

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Kids will adore the combination of mini marshmallows, chopped nuts and chocolate on these fun toffee apples.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 6 dessert apples
  • 6 wooden sticks (like those used for ice lollies)
  • 4 (100g) packets original toffee, such as Walkers
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100g marshmallows, chopped
  • 175g chopped pecans, toasted
  • 175g dark chocolate, chopped

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:20min › Ready in:45min

  1. Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminium foil.
  2. Combine toffee and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until toffee melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the toffee and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the toffee. Scrape excess toffee from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.
  3. Combine the chopped marshmallows and pecans on a dinner plate. Roll the apples in the mixture to coat. Place on the aluminium foil and chill.
  4. Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Reviews in English (24)

Little bit fiddly, toffee was hard to stick to the apple but once it did n set, dead yummy!!-12 Mar 2016

by rhondarella

This is a great recipe. One thing to remember: Apples may have a waxy coating on them that keeps the caramel from sticking very well. Rolling your apples in boiling water very quickly will melt that waxy residue and the caramel sticks to the apple! How bout that?-20 May 2008

by CrysNBoo

I had to make some changes to get the toppings to stay put. I referred to the caramel apple recipe submitted by Suzie. First, use chilled apples. Then melt your caramels with 2 tbsp. milk in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. I let my melted caramels sit for about a minute before dipping the apples. The toppings stayed perfectly in place. I hope this helps!-11 Nov 2006


Rocky Road Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are taken down a rocky road by rolling in marshmallows and pecans. A dark chocolate drizzle finishes them off.

Original recipe makes 6 apples

Ingredients

6 Granny Smith apples
6 wooden sticks
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.
  2. Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan.
  3. Combine the miniature marshmallows and pecans on a dinner plate. Roll the apples in the mixture to coat. Place on the aluminum foil and chill.
  4. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 696 kcal
Carbohydrates: 99.5 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Fat: 35.1 g
Fiber: 7.1 g
Protein: 7.3 g
Sodium: 180 mg


Smarties Rocky Road Chunks

A few weeks ago I started collecting the 30 Best Loved Recipes series which is currently being published by Hachette. This series features a small square book with a new one issued each week just like a magazine. Each book has a well known brand familiar in the UK and contains recipes or serving suggestions using this particular product.

The publisher’s notes on the back say: ” Your favourite multi coloured chocolate snacks are here to liven up your elevenses and dive into your desserts! Let your creativity go wild with these simple and delicious Smarties recipes. Have fun making Rainbow Cake, Smarties Toffee Apples, multicoloured toadstools, chocolate Smarties robots, Smarties Sundaes and much more besides.. a real treat for kids and grown ups alike!”

Looking forward to baking from the Smarties cookery book from the 30 Best Loved Recipes series. Armed and ready with two boxes of my favourite multi coloured treats!

As I’ve always loved Smarties ever since I was a little girl back in the 70’s(!) I was keen to get my hands on this issue. I didn’t know what to expect though as each issue comes wrapped up and backed onto a large piece of cardboard. You can’t see what is inside until you have bought the magazine for obvious reasons! My mind was full of Smartie cookies, Smartie cupcakes and lots of other tempting treats in which you could use Smarties in recipes. So, I got home with the rest of my shopping from my local Morrisons and couldn’t wait to open the package.

When I managed to open the book I was a bit disappointed. The book was a bit of an anti-climax. Out of the 30 recipes, only about three or four of them made me want to get my apron on. The Creepy Smarties Cupcakes (where the Smarties were eyes on a Mummy themed Hallowe’en cupcake) looked good fun, the Rocky Road looked tempting, and so did the Smarties cupcakes. There were other ones that looked ok but nothing special Perhaps it’s just what floats my boat, I couldn’t see me baking them, somehow. Still, the book was only £2.99 so I didn’t think that I had broken the bank though.

I decided last week, though to have a go at the Smartie’s Rocky Road. Everyone in our family loves Rocky Road and I just fancied making something chocolatey for the Mother’s Day weekend. Rocky Road always goes down well whenever I do a Sam’s Smart Cookies stall and is always one of my most popular cakes. I’m not surprised, I find Rocky Road very moreish.

I looked in my baking cupboard and once again had a nasty shock when I saw my Digestive biscuit box was as empty as Mother Hubbard’s cupboard! The kids and my hubby sneak the odd one or two when I’m not around thinking it doesn’t matter, I won’t miss one! I was furious as the Rocky Road recipe needed 200g digestive biscuits, that’s half a large packet! Arrrgggghhh!! What could I use instead? In the end I used more marshmallows and Smarties to make up for the lack of digestives but it couldn’t be helped.

The Rocky Road was made by melting plain chocolate, butter and golden syrup together. Once this was melted I added the mini marshmallows (a large bag of multicoloured ones from Lakeland) and two 100g boxes of Smarties into the mixture. These were stirred in and then added to a square loose bottomed cake tin lined with cling film. Once this was in the tin, the tin went into the fridge to set for a couple of hours. The Rocky Road was then turned out onto a board and cut into 16 squares.

I personally found this Rocky Road recipe a bit more sickly than my own version but it did go down very well with everyone. I am looking forward to trying out the cupcake recipes in the 30 Best Loved Recipes book in the future

Smarties Rocky Road as featured in the 30 Best Loved Recipes Smarties Book published by Hachette.


Apple Bar Recipe

I love Christmas, but when I was in a local mall on Halloween and noticed Christmas decorations hanging above me I can’t say I was happy. October (even if it’s the last day) is in my opinion far too early to begin celebrating Christmas. As I said, I’m no Grinch. I treasure Christmas and all the joy it brings, but a big part of the joy is the uniqueness of the season. When it’s spread over months it loses some of its shine. Enter this Apple Bar Recipe.

Two days after Halloween is done and dusted, I’m at home baking up this Apple Bar recipe for the first time. Enjoying the baking experience (as usual) I notice a distinctly Christmas flavour. The sweetness of grated apple mixed with the zest of lemon rind and the zing of mixed spice—Christmas was arriving early in our home! And this time I can’t say I was complaining. It was November by now, ok?? This combination of flavours ignited the Christmas spirit within me. As I savoured these Apple Bars, I felt excitement and anticipation for the first time this year for the season just around the corner.

The Apple Bars were practically inhaled by my family and neighbourhood children who popped in to indulge in an afternoon treat. My husband loves both apple and coconut (of which these bars have both) and LOVED these bars. So if you’re partial to either apples or Christmas, give our bars a try and let the festivities begin!


Christmas Rocky Road Recipe

Rocky road recipe that is super easy to make! Although this is a basic rocky road recipe, you can see a slight alteration to the recipe, should you wish to make the Christmas Rocky Road. Chocolate, marshmallow and biscuit, it’s a combination of ingredients that is so irresistible. There are lots of ways you can vary this recipe too. For instance why not try mini eggs at Easter, turkish delight at Christmas, or white chocolate in the summer months. This simple classic rocky road recipe can use so many different ingredients!

It is easy to transform this traditional classic, into something delicious and amazing. The best part of this rocky road recipe is that it is no bake, simple and homemade. In fact, I’ve not tried a shop bought one that is a patch on the homemade version!

One of my secret tips to take this rocky road recipe to another level, is to add broken crunchy bars and maltesers. Oh my gosh, it is like I have been transported into sweet heaven.

Although it will never be healthy or nutritious, it is one of those treats that just have to be made and indulged on every now and again. Life is too short otherwise!

I have also seen other rocky roads, that have a final drizzle of white chocolate over the top once it has been cooled. So there are lots of options, so go experiment. In fact below the main recipe here is my Christmas Rocky Road video. This is where I have done a Rocky Road Christmas Pudding! It has the extra’s of further chocolate, butter and white chocolate.

  • Author:Emily Roberts
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 Hours
  • Total Time: 3 Hours 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 1 x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: British

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 300 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa best) chopped up small – I like to do half milk chocolate and half dark chocolate. I use Green & Blacks chocolate for most baking.
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 150 g rich tea biscuits (broken up into chunks) or Biscoff biscuits… or use any biscuit to hand that has crunch!
  • 100 g mini marshmallows
  • Optional – handful of chopped cherries
  • Optional – handful of raisins
  • Optional – handful of chopped nuts
  • Icing sugar for dusting (optional).

Christmas Rocky Road Additional Ingredients

You just need a couple of extra ingredients and a slightly different method for the shape, but the video will explain all. I used an extra 150g of milk chocolate, a knob of butter (not margarine) and 80g of white chocolate.

Instructions

For the Christmas Rocky Road Pudding follow the video! Below is the basic recipe for making a tray bake.

In a saucepan melt the butter, then add the chocolate and golden syrup. When the mixture has melted add the chopped biscuits and marshmallows. You can also add the optional ingredients at this point too. Using a spatula mix well, so that everything is coated in the chocolate mixture.

You can use a foil tray or a brownie tray lined with baking paper. Place the mixture into the tray, press it down slightly then place into the fridge for around 3 hours.

Once cooled properly. Cut the mixture into segments with a sharp knife. Dust the segments with icing sugar if you want using a sieve, or have it as it is.

Notes

Don’t be afraid to experiment with additional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/10
  • Calories: 473
  • Sugar: 33g
  • Sodium: 94.7mg
  • Fat: 29.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.7g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Protein: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 31.5mg

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Copycat Recipes

1. Avalanche Bark From Your Homebased Mom If you have not yet tried this, you are missing out! It is absolutely delicious!

2. Caramel Apples From Tastes Better From Scratch There are so many different options you can’t go wrong with these! There is something for everyone.

3. Double Chocolate & Caramel Rice Krispie Treats From Makoodle My mouth is watering just looking at these!

4. Peppermint Truffle Bars From Serious Eats, I am not a huge peppermint fan, but these look so delicious I might have to try them!

5. Pecan Pie Truffles From High Heels & Grills These look so delicious!

6. Luscious Chocolate Covered Strawberries From The Dessert Spot These would be great for a get-together or easy and healthier snack!

7. Chocolate Covered Potato Chips From With Sprinkles On Top I have never tried this before, but I am very interested in trying and seeing how they taste!


Belgian Apple Pie

A beautiful-hearted friend of mine recently gave me a big bag of delicious apples. They were Bravo apples fresh from the markets, crunchy and sweet. The day earlier my daughter had requested apple pie, and as I already had a bag of apples in the fridge I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try out an apple pie recipe from my grandma’s recipe book.

We are in the middle of winter here in Australia. It has been stormy and cold—the perfect season to try out this Belgian Apple Pie recipe from my grandma’s recipe book. It makes one think of cosy European apartments, complete with double-glazed windows and crackling fireplaces. Rich flavours to warm the tummy and comfort oneself in the gloomy weather.

As well as looking forward to eating the pie, I was excited to try out the recipe as I had never made shortcrust pastry before. I googled shortcrust pastry recipes, found a simple one and got stuck into giving it a go. Surprisingly, it was simpler than I thought. In case you haven’t made shortcrust pastry before, ensure you allow at least 2 for the dough to rest in the fridge when planning your bake.

I found the pie relatively simple to make, aside from placing the pastry on the top of the pie. For some reason, it kept tearing as I tried to place it as a cover. It ended up looking more like a dog’s breakfast rather than the carefully crimped, elegant pie I was hoping to produce. After a few attempts at perfecting it, I ended up smooshing the pastry together and accepting my pie’s fate. I knew the flavours would still stay the same, and hoped the castor sugar would cover things up a bit after the bake. Not too bad for my first attempt at shortcrust pastry!

The caster sugar cover-up did help! My pie was now dredged and ready to enjoy. My parents were over for a visit, so we all sat down to enjoy this rich indulgence together. The flavours were different from what I had expected. It was almost a Christmasy, fruit mince pie flavour with the sultanas, cinnamon and lemon rind. Delicious. We served ours with both cream and custard… Why not??

If you manage to have any leftovers, pop them in the fridge and serve them up the following day. The flavours develop and taste even better. Enjoy!


Toffee Apples Recipe Ingredients

About 6 Golden Delicious Apples
450g caster or even better Demerara sugar
100g butter
4 tbsp of golden syrup
1 tsp cider vinegar
Lollipop sticks
*If you want the toffee apples to turn out red, then you will need to add a few drops of red food colouring with the other ingredients*

Toffee Apples Recipe Method

Get a baking tray and place a sheet of greaseproof paper on it. Wash the apples, dry them with some kitchen roll and stick the lollipop sticks firmly into the base of the apple. Get a heavy bottomed saucepan and put all the ingredients in together. Bring the mixture to the boil for around about 25 minutes (it could take longer). Your mixture needs to reach the temperature of 140°c. If you do not have a sugar thermometer then you can always take a drop of the mixture, place it into a bowl of cold water, remove the blob and if it is hard and cracks, you will know that it is done. If it is still sticky and mouldable then it is not ready. When the mixture is ready very carefully take an apple and roll it in the mixture. To stop it dripping too much, roll the apple round a bit before placing down onto the baking tray. If the coating looks a little thin, then just roll the apple in the mixture again so that it adds an extra layer. Leave to cool and set

You can roll the mixture in chopped nuts or sprinkles or grated chocolate, if you wish.


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