It’s that time of year – Easter! Which means it’s time to indulge in some chocolate without feeling too guilty about it. Martha Norris, of Simply Martha, has a rocky road recipe to share with you. Enjoy!

Chocolate? It must be Easter time! The two very much work together. As someone who lives a life of healthy balances, choosing to eat everything in moderation, I, too, enjoy a good chocolate recipe! Rocky road has been something I’ve wanted to make for a while. Is it a cake? Is it a biscuit? It’s a whole separate category! I love the fact it is so different to any other dessert. I wanted to try and make this simple and easy to follow, using ingredients most students might have. There is nothing more annoying than getting to a recipe and having none of the ingredients around!

I like making food that brings joy to others and I have found that this a great dessert that is easy to share with friends or family. Ever thought about baking a dessert as a gift? By a glass jar, add your rocky road and wrap a little bow around it – a perfect personalised gift for you to share (without it costing a lot!).

Rocky Road. © Martha Norris
Rocky Road. © Martha Norris


  • ¼ cup almonds 
  • 8–10 dates (chopped) 
  • 80g dark chocolate (melted)  
  • 7tbsp maple syrup  
  • Mini marshmallows – as many as you like, but the more the merrier!
  • 5 digestive biscuits 
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • Ground almonds or coconut flakes


  1. Break up the biscuits into small chunks and place into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the cocoa powder.
  3. Add the dates (chopped), mini marshmallows, almonds, melted dark chocolate and maple syrup until well combined and thick.
  4. Fill into a tray and tightly compact the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the ground almonds or coconut flakes on top.
  6. Put the tray into the freezer overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  7. Take out and enjoy!


Recipe by Martha Norris
Featured Image: Rocky Road. © Martha Norris

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