Rocky Road Bites are the perfect treat to make with little children, they adore helping to crush the biscuits and stir in the marshmallows and melted chocolate. And, of course, they are even more fun to eat. No, they’re not what anybody might classify as healthy but every now and then they make a special little treat.
Small children, in my experience, always love to help in the kitchen and I always see it as the perfect opportunity to teach them a little maths and science, they don’t even realise how much they’re learning, to them it’s just fun and that’s the way home education should be. In my last post, I wrote about how to be a more present mother and cooking with children is certainly something that can help. It’s time to slow down, not worry about the mess and really appreciate the look of joy on their little faces. Homeschooling really is something you can integrate into pretty much all that you do with your children.
I remember years ago when I made pain au raisins from scratch with the children, they aren’t the easiest thing to make but I still remember how much fun we all had. The kitchen really is the heart of the home where many fond memories are made.
Rocky Road Bites
For 16 square bites
- 130g butter
- 200g chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids)
- 3 tbsps golden syrup
- 200g of rich tea or digestive biscuits
- 150g marshmallows (mini or chopped)
- Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a pan.
- Put the biscuits in a large mixing bowl and gently bash the biscuits with the end of a rolling pin until biscuits are a mix of crumbs and small pieces.
- Add the marshmallows to the biscuits and mix.
- Stir in the melted chocolate mix.
- Pour into a lined 24 cm/9 inch square tin and place in the fridge to set for at least two hours.
- Cut into 16 small squares.
I’d love it if you would let me know in the comments below what is your children’s favourite thing to make in the kitchen.