As I am sure many of you will be doing, if you have not already done so, is to use up the last of the Christmas treats that are lying around your house. I made a rocky road of sorts with my leftover sweet treats which I will be sharing the recipe for in just a few paragraphs time, but before then I wanted to take a look back over my Christmas
I know that it is now the new year, but I wanted to do a look back at our Christmas. The boys are not back at school until Wednesday, and as I write this they are still in dressed in their pyjamas playing with their new toys. They had an amazing array of toys as I am sure you can imagine, and finding storage for them all has been a job and a half! I foresee a massive clear out once they are back at school.
Anyway, here is a little look back at Christmas 2015:
Meeting Santa – we took the boys to visit Father Christmas on the Sunday before, and although he was pleasant enough and chatted to the boys a lot, being dressed in green kind of did not look right to me somehow. I think I prefer a Santa to be dressed in red personally, but the boys did not seem to mind! Plus he seemed a bit small – but again that might just be me!
Christmas Eve goodie box
‘Twas the night before Christmas….
New Years Day
So now on to my Christmas Leftovers Rocky Road, which is just a way of using up several leftover items which I found I had on new years eve. Namely Christmas pudding, Reeses Peanut Butter cups, some milk chocolate, Christmas marshmallows, some quality street orange creams and some Maltesers. Obviously, this is no healthy new year offering, but it does make for a delicious cake and a great way of using up so many different things.
- 250g milk chocolate
- 250g biscuits (any type will do but I used Malted Milk)
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 125g unsalted butter
- 100g marshamallows
- 100g cooked Christmas Pudding
- 25g Maltesers
- 25g Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
- 6 Orange Creams
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- Grease and line a deep baking tin – I used a brownie tin
- Bash the biscuits (I do this with a rolling pin in a freezer bag covered with a tea towel) to crush them and make crumbs – note they don’t need to be uniformed like when making a cheesecake I like to have some bits bigger than others. Leave to one side
- Place the chocolate, syrup, coal power, and butter into a saucepan and heat gently to melt all the ingredients together
- Just as it is almost all melted add the orange creams
- Remove from the heat and stir in the biscuit crumbs,marshmallows, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Maltesers until everything is covered in the sticky chocolate sauce
- Pour the mixture into your greased baking tin and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to set before removing from your tin and cutting into slices.
- Keep stored in an airtight tin/container in a cool place (I keep mine in the fridge)
Now all of our festive goodies, and the Rocky Road, are gone so obviously it is time for salad and fruit from here on in *ahem*!!
I was sent the Christmas Eve goodie box from Room To Grow.