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Turkish Delight Rocky Road

This delightfully aromatic Turkish Delight Rocky Road is a delicious twist on the original, packed full of marshmallows, salty pistachios, and Turkish delight! It’s really the ultimate no-bake treat that is so portable! Making it great for picnics or get togethers.

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - close up shot of bars stacked on top of each other

Rocky road is one of my favorite candies. You don’t need to turn the oven on and you can pretty much add anything you like to it.

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - side by side

What makes Rocky Road amazing?

This is an easy recipe to make but I have some strong opinions on what makes a great rocky road:

  1. Chocolate – make sure you use the right chocolate and in my opinion, it should be dark chocolate.
  2. Salty nuts – if you’re going to add nuts, make sure they’re salted because they cut through the sweetness of the chocolate
  3. Don’t make it too tall! This is probably the most important one. You want something that doesn’t cause you to dismantle your jaw just to fit it in. It’s all about efficiency and eating it easily and as quickly as safely possible!

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - three bars stacked on top of each other

What’s in rocky road?

Rocky road is made up of chocolate and an assortment of candy and nuts. This one is packed with salty pistachios, marshmallows, and Turkish delight. Of course, there are other things that make a rocky road irresistible, but one of the best things about this easy candy is that you can make it your own. Use your favorite nuts, candy or other flavorings. You can even make it suit a particular theme too, like easter or Christmas! It’s a great edible gift for the holiday season.

Let’s talk chocolate!

Type of chocolate: The type of chocolate you use will have an effect on flavor for this candy. Use a good quality cooking chocolate which can be found in the baking isle of your supermarket. This is different from compound chocolate which you shouldn’t use.

Sweet/Less Sweet: If you like your candy on the sweet side use a combination of 50/50 milk chocolate and dark chocolate, or just dark chocolate if you like a little bitterness in your chocolate. In some countries dark chocolate is known as bittersweet chocolate.

Brands: I used the Nestle Plaistowe Dark Chocolate Baking Block. If you want to save on time use the Nestle Bakers Choice Chocolate Melts which are shaped like buttons and easier to melt. Lindt eating chocolate is also a good option if you want a really great quality, smooth chocolate but I think the one I used is already great tasting and way cheaper if you can get it when it’s on special.

Ingredients You Need To Make Rocky Road

Note: the whole recipe, including the ingredient quantities, can be found at the bottom of this page – just scroll down to the bottom, or click the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top of this post.

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - ingredients image

  • Dark chocolate – I used dark (bittersweet) cooking chocolate which can be found in the baking isle of your supermarket.
  • Oil – I used vegetable oil but you can use canola oil. Even coconut oil works and adds flavor!
  • Marshmallows – Quality varies depending on the brand you buy. I used the Pascal Marshmallows which are nice and soft and taste good. Somehow, cheaper brands feel like you’re eating Styrofoam. Get them when they’re on special and they cost less than the cheapest ones!
  • Turkish delight – I like the flavor of these chocolate bars. If you can’t get them, use the real thing! Chop your Turkish delight into bite sized pieces. Alternatively, you can replace it with raspberry jelly candy. Allen’s brand is best.
  • Pistachios – I used salted pistachios that I shelled myself. I feel like it adds a good contrasting saltiness to the sweet chocolate and Turkish delight which makes it even more delicious. Other nuts you can use are walnuts, almonds, macadamias or even salted peanuts.
  • Shredded Coconut – I used shredded, unsweetened coconut. You can also use desiccated coconut which is much finer. I would recommend making sure your coconut is unsweetened because this candy is already sweet enough.

How to make Rocky Road!

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - steps 01

  1. Chop up your cooking chocolate and place in a large heatproof bowl.
  2. Chop up your Turkish delight candy and set aside.
  3. Add the oil to the bowl with the chocolate and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients into the bowl.

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - steps 02

  1. Mix until everything is well combined and coated with the melted chocolate.
  2. Line your 9×9-inch / 22x22cm baking tin with baking paper.
  3. Add the mixture and spread evenly.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 3 hours. Allow to thaw for 20 minutes before slicing using a large knife.

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - top down shot of finished rocky road before theyre sliced with shimmering chocolate

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - hand holding two bars

Tips and Tricks For Recipe Success!

  • Use the right chocolate – I talk more about the right chocolate to use a little further up in this post. Essentially you can use, milk, white or dark chocolate, but you should use cooking chocolate which is different to eating chocolate.
  • Make sure your chocolate is cooled before mixing ingredients!
  • Make it your own – add your own favorite fillings. Experiment with different nuts, candies etc.
  • Chill time is important – your rocky road needs to set properly. It’s a short 3 hours!

Rocky Road Flavor ideas!

  • Salted Peanuts
  • Peanut butter – swirled on top
  • Raspberry jellies
  • Freeze dried raspberries – sprinkled on top
  • Dried rose petals – sprinkled on top
  • Brownies – cut into small cubes and mixed through
  • Caramel chews – cut into small cubes
  • Walnuts
  • Macadamias

Turkish Delight Rocky Road - close up of top down shot

Frequently Asked Questions about Rocky Road

How do I store Rocky Road?

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Store in the fridge if it’s warm where you are.

How do you cut Rocky Road without breaking it?

The thaw time is important. Once set, let it thaw for about 20-30 minutes before cutting using a large knife. You can even warm your knife up if you like.

Can I set Rocky Road in the freezer?

Yes, if you’re in a hurry, freeze for 1 hour. You still need to let it thaw a little before cutting otherwise the knife won’t cut through.

Why is my Rocky Road so soft?

  1. You may have added too much oil to the chocolate which will cause it to set soft.
  2. Warm Weather can cause your rocky road to melt. Refrigerate up until serving once cut.
  3. Too many soft fillings. Things like soft candy, or liquid filling may stop your rocky road from setting.

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Turkish Delight Rocky Road

This delightfully aromatic Turkish Delight Rocky Road is a delicious twist on the original, packed full of marshmallows, salty pistachios, and Turkish delight!

Serves 12

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 15 minutes
Chill: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 434kcal

Ingredients

Turkish Delight Rocky Road

  • 500 g dark cooking chocolate (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • 250 g marshmallows (see notes)
  • 220 g Cadbury Fry’s Turkish delight chocolate bars I used x4 55g bars (see notes)
  • 60 g salted pistachios chopped
  • 22 g shredded coconut unsweetened


Instructions

Turkish Delight Rocky Road

  • Line a 9-inch (22cm) square baking tin with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Add the chocolate and oil in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring each time until melted and smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix until everything is coated in the chocolate. Pour into the pan and spread out. Place in the fridge for 3 hours to set. Take out of the fridge 20-30 minutes before cutting up.
  • I like cutting mine into thinner bars to make it easier for people to eat. I hate rocky road that’s made bigger than people’s mouths. Why make something so delicious so hard to eat!

Notes

Chocolate
  • Type of chocolate: The type of chocolate you use will have an effect on flavor for this candy. Use a good quality cooking chocolate which can be found in the baking isle of your supermarket. This is different from compound chocolate which you shouldn’t use.
  • Sweet/Less Sweet: If you like your candy on the sweet side use a combination of 50/50 milk chocolate and dark chocolate, or just dark chocolate if you like a little bitterness in your chocolate. In some countries dark chocolate is known as bittersweet chocolate.
  • Brands: I used the Nestle Plaistowe Dark Chocolate Baking Block. If you want to save on time use the Nestle Bakers Choice Chocolate Melts which are shaped like buttons and easier to melt. Lindt eating chocolate is also a good option if you want a really great quality, smooth chocolate but I think the one I used is already great tasting and way cheaper if you can get it when it’s on special.Marshmallows - Quality varies depending on the brand you buy. I used the Pascal Marshmallows which are nice and soft and taste good. Somehow, cheaper brands feel like you’re eating Styrofoam. Get them when they’re on special and they cost less than the cheapest ones!
Turkish delight - I like the flavor of these chocolate bars. If you can’t get them, use the real thing! Chop your Turkish delight into bite sized pieces. Alternatively, you can replace it with raspberry jelly candy. Allen’s brand is best.
Storage - Rocky Road can be stored in an airtight container for 2 months. Keep in the fridge if you live in a warm area.
Nutrition - is based on per serving. This serves 12.
A note on measurements - all ingredients in this recipe are offered in Australian cup measurements and weight measurements. Weight measurements are created by me, in my kitchen here in Melbourne Australia. The best way to get recipe success is to measure ingredients by weight, using kitchen scales.

Nutrition

Calories : 434kcal
Carbonhydrates: 48g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 29g
Saturated Fat: 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 9g
Trans Fat : 0.01g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 28mg
Potassium : 189mg
Fiber: 7g
Sugar : 32g
Vitamin A: 20IU
Vitamin C: 0.2mg
Calcium: 20mg
Iron: 2mg
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1 comment

Nick Makrides October 1, 2023 - 2:21 am

5 stars
Sweet, salty and so chocolatey! N x

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