Just when you thought Rocky Road couldn’t get any more yummy... china squirrel added pieces of homemade caramel and salted peanuts!
Makes about 20 pieces
You will need:
Caramel: 11⁄4 cups heavy cream 1 cup granulated white sugar 2 oz unsalted butter, chopped 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
11⁄4 cups heavy cream
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 oz unsalted butter, chopped
1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
Rocky Road: 6 1⁄2 oz white marshmallows, roughly chopped 4 oz roasted salted peanuts 1 1⁄3 lbs good quality dark chocolate, chopped sea salt, to taste
6 1⁄2 oz white marshmallows, roughly chopped
4 oz roasted salted peanuts
1 1⁄3 lbs good quality dark chocolate, chopped
sea salt, to taste
- Lightly brush the sides and base of a 6” square cake tin with oil.
- Line with non-stick baking paper; lightly brush baking paper with oil.
- Place cream, sugar, butter, and corn syrup into a medium-sized heavy-based deep saucepan.
- Stir over a high heat until sugar dissolves.
- Reduce heat to low and cook stirring occasionally until caramel reaches 240°F on a candy thermometer, about 25 minutes (or until a small amount of caramel dropped into chilled water forms a soft, flexible ball, but flattens like a pancake after a few moments in your hand). It is important not to overcook the caramel or it will result in a hard caramel and not a chewy caramel).
- Remove from heat and pour into prepared tin.
- Allow to cool at room temperature, about 4 hours.
- Remove caramel from tin and cut into small cubes, about 1⁄2” each.
- Line a 11" x 7" tin or with aluminum foil.
- Place marshmallows, peanuts, and caramel into a large mixing bowl.
- Melt dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
- Allow chocolate to stand 6 minutes to cool but not set.
- Pour chocolate into marshmallow, caramel, and peanut mix and gently mix until just combined.
- Spoon into prepared tin.
- Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
- Remove from tin and cut into snack size pieces using a warm sharp knife.
- To maintain an optimum texture, store in a cool dark place, not in refrigerator.
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