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Sparkly Christmas rocky road

This morning, the last day of term before Christmas, I rocked up (no pun intended) to school totally empty handed, whilst most other parents came with little bags and bottles for the teachers. Well, not everyone, but a lot did. I felt rubbish; I’m the one posting videos on Channel Mum about perfect little presents to make for teachers at Christmas time and I forgot to actually make some!

After a super quick coffee with preschool parents I legged it to the shop and bought a load of chocolate and Turkish Delight – which I haven’t actually laid my hands on since approximately 1989 –  with a vague vision of throwing together something like a very pink and sparkly fridge cake / rocky road type thing.

Anyway I ended up adapting my ever popular salted chocolate crunch bar recipe. Remembering that I had a lot of sparkly stuff left over from when I made this chocolate bark (which is another good one for a quick Christmas gift by the way), I thought I could chuck that over the top in a Christmassy fashion…

So this is what I made. Do you know what? It’s actually really nice – and so pretty. Or maybe it’s a bit OTT. But I do have a serious tendency towards the camp at Christmas.

(Get all the decorating bits from the Co-op.)

Makes: about 16 squares
Prep time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 30 mins – 1 hour

200g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
1 tablespoon golden syrup
50g marshmallows
100g Turkish delight (4 x bars), chopped up
200g cookies (I chose white chocolate chip shortbread type ones)

To decorate: 
Popping candy
Pink sugar
Freeze dried raspberries
Chocolate silver balls


  1. Melt the chocolate, butter and syrup over a gentle heat in a saucepan.
  2. Crumble your cookies up. Chop your turkish delight.
  3. Combine the melted chocolate mix with the marshmallows, cookies and Turkish delight.
  4. Put it in a lined tin. Sprinkle as much stuff on top as you can bare!
  5. Stick in fridge for at least half an hour or more if possible.
  6. Chop into pieces.


  1. December 21, 2015 / 11:35 am

    What a fantastic treat and hostess gift to take, when visiting friends and family over Christmas. You can never have too many sparkles! Sammie

  2. December 22, 2015 / 10:19 am

    I think I'd leave out the Turkish Delight and substitute 50/50 cranberries and glace cherries/ Excellent recipe though!!! Merry Christmas!

  3. December 28, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Think I'd leave out the Turkish Delight and go 50/50 with cranberries and glace cherries…. Still sounds a but delicious though!!

  4. January 4, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I agree – I am very camp when it comes to sparkles! X

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