Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Gingerbread Men Rocky Road

A quick, easy and fun traybake that's ideal for kids to help make. The classic Rocky Road takes on a festive twist with the addition of mini Gingerbread Men. Run run as fast as you can - this no bake Christmas treat won't hang around for long. 



I've got a bit of a thing for a certain man who isn't my husband. This man is a Ginger.
Nope not Prince Harry or Ed Sheeran or Ron Weasley (although Tim Minchin - it could be you...)
Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man.


To be honest my infatuation really only rears it's head over the festive season, however if I spot one throughout the rest of the year he may well make his way into my Christmas collection. There's a large selection that hang on my Christmas tree, a few that linger on soft furnishings, there may even be clothes and jewellery. Don't Judge. I also love the smell of Gingerbread and can be easily led astray by candles, soap, room sprays, shower gels and body lotion. Stick a gingerbread man on and I'm sold. I really am a marketeers dream.


Of course every gingerbread man needs a house to live in. We have an annual tradition of festive Gingerbread House baking, building and decorating. I use the word 'we' with caution. The basic premise is that my sister, son and daughter do all the hard work and I take all the glory on social media for their gingerbread creation! It all started back in 2010 with an Ikea Gingerbread house and has progressed to more complex homemade builds over the last six years. Do take a closer look at last years Barn with Silo Gingerbread House. I'm currently being kept in the dark about this years plans.


Whilst my own baking abilities don't extend to such gingerbread extravagance I have come up with a really quick and easy festive traybake that features my beloved spicy men. It caused a wee bit of consternation on social media when I shared its work in progress creation. With opinions ranging from 'This looks epic' to 'Gingerbread man massacre' and 'eat their heads first so they can't scream'. But my favourite was 'confused between this looks tasty and oh no I must rescue the men!'
In the end no matter how fast he runs the Gingerbread Man gets eaten by the sly fox. It's his destiny - even if the road is a bit rocky along the way.


Gingerbread Men Rocky Road

75g Butter
500g Milk Chocolate (split into 300g and 200g)
4 Tbsp Golden Syrup
250g Ginger Nuts Biscuits
75g Mini Marshmallows
100g Mini Gingerbread Men (I got mine at the Co-Op)
Gingerbread Men Sprinkles

Melt the butter, 300g of chocolate and the golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan.
Put the Ginger Nuts into a bag and bash them with a rolling pin. You are aiming for a mixture of crumbs and pieces of biscuits.
Fold the bashed biscuits into the melted chocolate mixture in the saucepan, then add the mini marshmallows.
Tip into a greased/lined traybake tin (aprox 34cm x 20 cm) and flatten as best you can with a spatula.
Break the Mini Gingerbread men in half (ignore their screams...)
Melt the remaining 200g of chocolate in a microwave or over a bain marie and drizzle it over the top of the Rocky Road.
Nestle the dismembered gingerbread men securely into the Rocky Road and top with Sprinkles.
Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or overnight before cutting into chunks.


For further festive Gingerbread indulgences of an edible nature take a look at these fab recipes from some of my blogging buddies

Gingerbread Biscotti www.foodiequine.co.uk


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www.foodiequine.co.uk The classic Rocky Road takes on a festive twist with the addition of mini Gingerbread Men. Run run as fast as you can - this no bake Christmas treat won't hang around for long. A quick, easy and fun traybake that's ideal for kids to help make.

22 comments :

  1. I think my kids would love me for ever if I make them this :) Awesome idea.

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  2. I think this is all I want for Christmas. I adore rocky road and with a few gingerbread men running around on top, what's not to love?

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  3. HA! This is the coolest thing ever, so clever! I have to make some festive treats for a toddler party in a few weeks, but can't decide whether they would love this or be slightly disturbed by the gingerbread men drowning in rocky road.... Love it!

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  4. Love this! Need to try it with the kids as I'm sure that they will enjoy it.

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  5. What a great idea, I love rocky road and how simple it is to make. I'm glad your little gingerbread men are smiling or else I would feel sorry for them because they look they are sinking in a delicious chocolate puddle haha x

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  6. So fun! I love your post! Gingerbread men are one of my favorites too.

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  7. Oh my goodness these look incredible!!! So charismatic, I love it! Delicious as well I'm sure :)

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  8. This is adorable! Now I am in the mood to get in the kitchen and bake!

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  9. Absolutely adorable! My kids would love this!

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  10. These are too stinking adorable—I have to make them this weekend!!

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  11. These are so cute. What a great idea!

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  12. This looks so good and adorable! Perfect for making it with the kids! :)

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  13. Love them! I’m with the others I would want to rescue the gingerbread men, then eat them. My kids would adore this too, pinning to make with them.

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  14. Such a brilliant idea, absolutely love gingerbread anything!

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  15. What a creative yet simple idea! You do like your gingerbread men:) thank you for bringing them to #CookBlogShare this week!

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  16. What a treat! I love how you made the gingerbread men look like they're bathing in chocolate! Kind of feel jealous of them right now haha! Such a lovely rocky road recipe :D

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  17. Oh this is awesome...if a little macabre! I can;t decide if it's a rather gruesome scene...or just some happy little gingerbread men taking a bath in chocolate!! Either way I bet it tastes AMAZING!! Eb x

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  18. How cute are these! My husband loves rocky road, so these would be the perfect festive treat to make this weekend.

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  19. This takes rocky road to another level :) Fantastic treat to make with kids! Love your gingerbread men collection, what a nice festive infatuation to have! ;)

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  20. I had to chuckle at the comment you received about eating their heads first so that they don't scream Claire! Lol! Fab twist on the rocky road, and I absolutely love the gingerbread houses your family makes over Christmas, they have so much detail to them - wonder what they're going to make this year.
    Angela x

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