The best Easter Rocky Road ever recipe coming right up…

Gluten Free Marbled Easter Rocky Road

I’ll make no apologies, this recipe is packed to the rafters with sugar, it will give you palpitations just looking at the ingredients…but a teensy tiny treat once in a blue moon is allowed isn’t it?

Easter Rocky Road is also so easy peasy you can virtually leave the children making this on their own…and they will love it. It’s one of those simple recipes every child has to make at least once, do you agree?

Easter Rocky Road

This Easter Rocky Road tastes absolutely a-ma-zing, and it’s rather pretty with the marbled finish, and we’ve packed enough in it to hopefully spread it out and not be too dense with chocolate which can sometimes be the difference between lovely and just too much and very sickly. The addition of rice krispies (rice pops) gives it a lovely crispy texture and keeps it a bit lighter than traditional rocky road recipes and the marshmallows are little fluffy pillows of clouds among the crispiness and the crunchiness of the biscuits and Cadbury’s mini eggs. Plus, this recipe is gluten free…I did explore the option of making this dairy free too (obviously you won’t get dairy free Cadbury’s mini eggs and creme eggs) but it was going to work out very expensive to replace the eggs with a dairy free version sadly. It is possible though.

Gluten Free Easter Rocky Road

Obviously if you are making this gluten free check you are using gluten free chocolate and rice pops, gluten free digestives are easy to find, and at the moment Cadbury’s mini eggs and creme eggs are gluten free but this can vary from year to year I have found, so always check before using these.

Feel free to omit the mini eggs from the mixture and replace with more rice krispies if you feel it’s sugar overload and just use some to decorate the Easter rocky road.

Gluten free marbled Easter Rocky Road

Regular readers will know that every month I join up with Free From bloggers to show how easy it is to create and make recipes for diets which exclude major food groups such as gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts and more, and this month’s ‘free from’ collaboration is… you’ve guessed it #FreeFromEaster Easter recipes which you can get even the littlest family members making.

The Free From Gang this month:

Mel – ‘Le Coin de Mel

Vicki – ‘The Free From Fairy

Emma – ‘Free From Farmhouse’ has made dairy and gluten free berry breakfast Easter nests.

Me- Nova – ‘Cherished by Me

Laura – ‘Dairy Free Kids’ has made vegan and gluten free apple, date & walnut hot cross buns.

Midge – ‘The Peachicks Bakery

Rebecca – ‘Glutarama

Eb – ‘Easy Peasy Foodie

Kate – ‘The Gluten Free Alchemist

Kirsty – ‘Hijacked by Twins

Mandy – ‘Sneaky Veg

Chloe – ‘The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy

Grace – ‘Eats Amazing

Nat – ‘The Intolerant Gourmand’ has made chocolate marshmallow crispie squares

Don’t forget to check back to get the links to the other recipes as they go live so that you can get the kids in the kitchen making tasty Easter treats!

Gluten Free Easter Rocky Road recipe…

The Best Easter Rocky Road Recipe Ever!


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Serves: 24

This is a crispy, tasty and oh so pretty Easter themed Rocky Road recipe made using gluten free ingredients and a simple recipe even the youngest members of the household can make
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 160g (Gluten free) digestive biscuits
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 90g Cadbury's mini eggs, bashed a bit with a rolling pin
  • 40g Rice Krispies (Rice pops)
  • To decorate:
  • 200g white chocolate
  • 90g Cadbury's mini eggs
  • 89g packet of Cadbury's creme eggs
  • Food colouring
  1. Put the chocolate, butter and golden syrup into a very large saucepan and heat on slowly a very low heat until everything is melted and the mixture is glossy (adult supervision needed for very young children)
  2. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 15 minutes
  3. Put the mini eggs into a sandwich bag and bash a little with a rolling pin to break them into smaller pieces
  4. Put the digestive biscuits into a sandwich bag and bash with a rolling pin to break into smaller pieces
  5. Line a tin with baking parchment ( I used a tray bake tin to make the mixture go slightly further and make thinner chunks of Rocky Road but feel free to use a square cake tin if you prefer yours thicker
  6. Add the mini eggs, crushed biscuits, marshmallows & rice krispies to the melted chocolate mixture and stir well to coat everything
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and place in the fridge to set lightly while you prepare the topping
  8. Carefully cut the mini creme eggs in half
  9. Again adult supervision needed for younger children: Put the white chocolate into a heatproof bowl and place over a pan of slowly simmering water and allow to melt
  10. Remove from the heat
  11. Divide the white chocolate into separate bowls ready for colouring. (So if using three colours plus leaving some plain you will need four bowls.
  12. Add drops of food colouring to the chocolate and work quickly before it starts setting again, start with white chocolate then drizzle with the other colours and use a lolly stick or cocktail stick to swirl the colours into each other
  13. Finish off with mini eggs and the halved creme eggs
  14. Place in the fridge and leave to set for a couple of hours (if you can wait that long)
  15. Remove from the fridge and using a sharp knife cut into squares
  16. Enjoy


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22 thoughts on “The Best Easter Rocky Road Ever!

  1. Nova, your rocky road looks so moreish, decadent and pretty, all at the same time! I really love what you’ve done. Easter is all about being a tad over the top chocolate-wise and your treat is a ‘proper’ treat as my little ones would say! xx

    Posted on April 1, 2017 at 1:00 am
    1. Thanks very much Mel, mine keep saying can we make it again! 🙂 XX

      Posted on April 5, 2017 at 11:08 am
  2. O M G!!! Now this is an Easter treat, wow!!! And sooo pretty too! x #freefromeaster

    Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:51 am
  3. So pretty!! The marbling on top is so lovely! Definitely make a lovely handmade gift at Easter!

    Posted on March 26, 2017 at 7:23 am
  4. So Pretty! I adore the marbled top and it sounds absolutely delicious too! Please send over a very large tray full xx

    Posted on March 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm
  5. Not only does this Rocky Road sound delicious but it also looks so pretty! Love the decoration, the kids would love to make this! x #FreeFromEaster

    Posted on March 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm
    1. Thank you, we had fun decorating it! 🙂

      Posted on March 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm
  6. This looks amazing….I need this in my life.

    Posted on March 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm
    1. Thank you! I need some more, it didn’t last very long 🙂

      Posted on March 22, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  7. I need this. Now!!

    Posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm
  8. Oh my goodness…I can see me earning massive #stepmumintraining brownie points with this! Fabulous 🙂 x

    Posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:16 am
  9. This looks incredible Nova! And clearly great minds think alike as I have been working on something very similar (though yours has definitely got more knobs and whistles!) I LOVE how simple rocky road is to make…as you say, perfect for kids to make almost by themselves. Eb x

    Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:21 am
  10. Oh wow – this looks amazing! My kids would be so happy if I made this with them!

    Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:17 am
  11. Oh wow this looks amazing – Easter is supposed to a sugar overload, isn’t it?!

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 9:12 pm
    1. Well that’s what I thought…and everything in moderation? 😀

      Posted on March 15, 2017 at 8:59 am
  12. Oh my gosh! That looks seriously like something I could demolish and then regret!! However, a slice of that and a cup of coffee would go down very well right now ;)!

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    1. I know, I was thinking of you when I made it…sorry X

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm
  13. This looks amazing. I am so making this with the kids x

    Posted on March 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    1. Thanks Susan, yes mine are currently arguing over who has had the most slices! x

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm
  14. Oh my, this is awesome, dribbling ever so slightly!

    Posted on March 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm
    1. Thank you, it went down well here 🙂

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm
  15. Loving how colourful this is. Looks seriously fun to make and eat. Elinor x

    Posted on March 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm