This is such a simple yet yummy Christmas-time treat. Ok, I'll admit this is basically just a white chocolate Rocky Road, but it has a very festive twist! I use dried cranberries and pistachios to give them a red and green theme, and I make it flat and cut in into angled 'shards' instead of in the traditional Rocky Road squares. You can try it either way- this year I did a bit of both.
I know not everyone can eat white chocolate for various reasons. There are dairy-free white chocolate options out there. I haven't found a low sugar version yet, but that's why it's called a treat! You can also use a high-cocoa-content dark chocolate if you prefer to make it lower in sugar and dairy free.
I have no set quantities for this recipe...I kinda wing it each time, depending on how much I want to end up with at the end. So here are the list of ingredients- all completely optional and replaceable with any similar produce (other dried fruit and nuts), and ratios depend on your own taste buds!
- Block/s of white chocolate
- Dried cranberries
- Pistachios, roughly chopped
- Macadamia nuts (I use about half the amount of macadamias to pistachios as I want the pistachios to be the main nut)
- Finely grated orange rind
- Dessicated or shredded coconut (I use organic so it has no preservative in it)
- Break up or roughly chop the chocolate and place in a heat- proof bowl large enough to eventually hold all your ingredients.
- Choose a saucepan that the bowl can sit over, place an inch of water in the saucepan, and place over medium heat. Place the bowl of chocolate on the saucepan, and the steam from the heated water will heat the bowl and begin to melt the chocolate. Stir regularly to mix the chocolate until it is compeltely melted and smooth.
Stir all your 'mix-ins' into the melted chocolate. Poor onto your baking tray and use a spatula to spread and flatten the mix.
Place in frigde till set and cut into desired shapes.