Here at Ascot House we see bomboniere after bomboniere make their way onto our tables. There is no doubt however, that the most popular amongst the masses are the edible treats, including chocolates, dainty biscuits and personalised lollies. Given the Christmas season, we thought we’d share one of our favourite recipes with you, white chocolate Christmas-inspired rocky road, that not only make the perfect wedding favours during the festive season, but are also a great homemade Christmas gift for your friends and family.
Best of all, this recipe is simple, fuss free and everyone who tastes it will inevitably beg you for the recipe – just wait and see. Best of all you can use a mixture of your favourite dried fruits and nuts to suit your own personal taste! So pop on the Michael Buble Christmas carols, pull out your apron and get stuck into creating this delicious concoction.
Makes approximately 24 pieces
400g of good quality white chocolate
100g macadamia nuts
100g pistachios (shelled)
100g dried cranberries
1 x small lamington baking pan (approximately 23cm x 13cm)
Cellophane, ribbon, name tags – for decorating
Step 1. Line your pan with baking paper and set aside. Chop the macadamia nuts and pistachios into desired size and roughly chop the dried cranberries. Combine in a bowl and mix evenly.
Step 2. Using a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, break the white chocolate into squares and melt, gently stirring constantly until silky and runny.
Step 3. Working quickly, pour the melted chocolate over the nut and cranberry mix and mix thoroughly to combine.
Step 4. Pour the combined chocolate, nut and cranberry mixture into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Leave to cool for 30 minutes before placing it in the fridge to set for at least three hours.
Step 5. Using a large sharp knife, cut the rocky road into thumb sized pieces. If you have difficulty cutting the chocolate, you can run your knife under hot water for a few seconds to help cut through the slice.
Step 6: Place the desired number of squares into your cellophane and join the edges together before tying together with the ribbon. Attach the name tag and voila, perfect Christmas-inspired wedding favours.
Mix and match some of your favourite flavours. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites:
- Mix dark chocolate with roasted almond and coconut.
- Choose a rich, creamy milk chocolate and pair it with sultanas and hazelnuts.
- White chocolate with dehydrated fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.
- If it’s kids you’re aiming to please then play around with milk and white chocolate and add their favourite treats: M&Ms, chopped honeycomb, broken up Tim Tams and Oreos are all good choices.