*I was kindly gifted these packets of Zoo Imagination biscuits by Bahlsen UK to try and review but was not asked to develop this recipe
I’ve never really been a rocky road fan because I don’t like dried fruit or glacier cherries and those are always used in rocky road, so I decided to create my own ‘fruit and nut free’ version that is also gluten free.
I decided this would be the perfect recipe to use the Zoo Imagination biscuits in as usually you would use digestive biscuits in rocky road but these biscuits are a similar taste and texture, so they’re perfect.
If you’ve been wanting to make some tasty gluten free rocky road that doesn’t contain fruit or nuts, then this recipe is for you.
200g Milk Chocolate (could use dark if trying to limit dairy)
50g Gluten Free Coco Pop Cereal (using plain GF rice crispies can help to make this DF)
200g Zoo Imagination Biscuits
40g Mini Marshmallows
30g White Chocolate Chunks (extra for decorating)
Small Scoop of Butter/Dairy Free Spread (I used Vitalite)
1. Line a 20cm square baking tin with cling film or grease proof paper
2. Place all your Zoo Imagination biscuits in a sealed sandwich bag, let the air out and bash with a wooden spoon or rolling pin to roughly smash the biscuits, leaving the, still quite chunky
3. Add your crushed biscuits, coco pops, mini marshmallows and white chocolate chunks into a large mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon to distribute all the ingredients evenly
4. Break your 200g of chocolate into a heatproof bowl with a small scoop of butter or dairy free spread and either melt over a pan of boiling water or in the microwave. If using in the microwave, remove the chocolate and stir with a spatula every 10-15 seconds to ensure it doesn’t burn
5. Once your chocolate is perfectly melted, use the spatula to scoop all the chocolate out of the bowl and into the large mixing bowl with all the dry ingredients. Use the spatula to stir all the ingredients and coat everything with melted chocolate
6. Once everything is fully coated in chocolate, use the spatula to move the mixture into your lined baking tin and press down with the back of the spatula until even
7. Sprinkle extra white chocolate chunks on top and place in the fridge
8. Leave in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours or until totally solid
9. Once totally set, pull the rocky road out of the tin using the cling film and cut into equal sized pieces and store in a cake tin, Tupperware box or air tight jar.
This is the ultimate no bake recipe with barely any washing up. It’s quick and easy and can incorporate any sweet ingredients you want to use up in the cupboard.
Perfect for snacking or dessert, this is a gluten free treat that doesn’t taste free from!
This recipe contains dairy but all ingredients are gluten free and confirmed safe for coeliacs on the Coeliac UK app.
If you give this recipe a try, please send me your pictures on Instagram, @glutenfreewithellie
To hear more about what I think about the Zoo Imagination biscuits, check out my review!