Rocky Road – make this treat in your student accommodation


Living on a shoestring budget doesn’t have to be all about stale bread, cereal and pasta. You’re allowed to treat yourself to the occasional luxury too… so long as it isn’t a spontaneous and overly priced purchase then why not. If you can’t enjoy food then what’s the point? Just don’t get stung by the outrageous prices in coffee shops when it comes to sweet treats. Instead find 10 minutes at the start of the week to throw together a batch of Rocky Road that you can share with your mates for days. It’s a sweet treat without worrying about awkward baking.


Plain chocolate (300g)
Butter (120g)
Golden syrup (30g)
Digestive biscuits (150g)
Handful of sultanas
Handful of desiccated coconut
Handful of mini white marshmallows

How to cook:

Crack the chocolate into pieces and stick in a heat-proof bowl with the butter and syrup.
Melt this over a pan of simmering water until smooth and glossy.
Crumble the biscuits into small pieces and stir into the dried fruit, coconut and marshmallows.
Pour all of these into the melted chocolate mixture and stir to combine and coat.
Line a rectangular cake tin with cling film.
Transfer the rocky road to the lined tin and leave to set up in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Tip out onto a board and cut into chunky squares.

Makes 20 chunky pieces

Liberty Living provides student accommodation, including summer accommodation, in 17 university cities across the UK such as Aberdeen, Birmingham, Medway and many more.

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