I make this rocky road fridge cake every year on New Years Eve, as it is so simple to make, a yummy NYE celebration treat, plus a great way of using up all the leftover chocolates and biscuits from Christmas.
Fridge cakes don’t require baking and the kids can get involved with breaking up the chocolate and adding and mixing the ingredients. There’s no need to pop to the shops as you’re almost guaranteed to have the ingredients in your cupboards at this time of year!
Start by melting the chocolate, with a little butter, in a heatproof dish, over a pan of water on low heat. There’s always at least one type of chocolate left in the tub which no-one is keen on, so pop these in, along with any other chocolatey bits and bobs you can find!
Crumble up some biscuits, making sure there are a few chunky bits as well as finer crumbs. Digestives and shortbread are popular choices here, although any leftover Christmas biscuits will do, from Jammy Dodgers to Party Rings, even Jaffa Cakes or trifle sponges.
Take the chocolate off the heat and stir in the biscuits, plus any other ingredients you’d like to add; mini marshmallows, dried fruit, crushed meringues, popcorn, cereals, sprinkles, whatever you fancy! Lots of recipes out there suggest adding golden syrup, but I really don’t think this type of pudding needs to be made any sweeter than it already is. The sugar content should already be more than enough to keep you up to see in the new year!
Once all your ingredients are combined, spoon the mixture into a tin (either greased or lined) and flatten it down using the back of a spoon, or a potato masher (kids will love this part, although if yours are anything like mine, you could end up with chocolate-covered walls). Pop it in the fridge and leave for an hour or two to set, then cut into bite-size pieces or generous slices, whatever you prefer!