We volunteered to bring something for the bake sale at school this year, and so -- since the more we bring, the more tickets we get for the game booths! -- I made two things, Peanut Butter Squares and this Rocky Road, both from Nigella Lawson's scrumptious How to Be a Domestic Goddess. They are both very simple and quick, very easy for the girls to help with, and went over very well with everyone who snitched -- I mean tested -- them.
I've adapted this recipe somewhat, feeling that real rocky road uses almonds, or in a pinch cashews (which is what I had in the cupboard this afternoon), and doubling it so that I could fill our quota of a dozen with two in a bag.
14 oz. milk chocolate
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
6 oz. cashews or whole almonds
2/3 cup miniature marshmallows
Line a baking sheet or tray with wax paper.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Roughly chop the nuts, and mix them into the chocolate with the marshmallows.
Drop by heaping teaspoons onto the lined baking sheet, and leave to cool, preferably not in the refrigerator. (The cold of the refrigerator will take away some of the gleam of the chocolate.)
Makes 24 sweets. Active work time, about 10 minutes.