Festive Rocky Road

Makes 24 big-bite-sized bars

9oz/250g Trenance dark chocolate

5oz/150g milk chocolate

6oz/175g Trewithen Dairy butter

4 x 15ml tablespoons golden syrup

7oz/200g Vincenzi amaretti biscuits

5oz150g shelled  Brazil nuts

5oz/150g  red glace cherries

4½oz/125g mini marshmallows

1 x 15ml tablespoons Billingtons icing sugar

edible glitter (optional)

Chop both sorts of chocolate small, & then put into a heavy-based pan to melt with the butter & syrup over a gentle heat

Put the biscuits into a freezer bag & bash them with a rolling pin to get big- & little-sized crumbs; you want some pieces to crunch & some sandy rubble.

Put the Brazil nuts into another freezer bag & also bash them so you get different-sized nut rubble.

Take the pan off the heat, & add the crushed biscuits & nuts, whole glace cherries & mini-marshmallows.  Turn carefully to coat everything with syrupy chocolate.

Tip into a base-lined tray (approx 236mm x 296mm), smoothing the top as best you can, although it will look bumpy.

Refrigerate until firm enough to cut, which will take about 1½-2 hours.  Then take the set block of rocky road out of the tray ready to cut.

Push the icing sugar through a small sieve to dust the top of the Rocky Road.  Then, if you like, add a sprinkling of edible glitter for some festive sparkle.

With the long side in front of you, cut into it 6 slices down & 4 across, so that you have 24 almost-squares.

Make ahead tip: make the Rocky Road & refrigerate to set.  Don’t add the icing sugar yet, but cut into bars, then store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 1 week.  Decorate with icing sugar & edible glitter about 1-2 hours before serving.

Freeze ahead tip:  make the Rocky Road as above & freeze for up to 1 month.  Thaw overnight in a cool place. Decorate as above.

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