Christmas Recipe with Renée Dahlia

Renée’s recipe is not only a delicious treat, it can also make the perfect gift.

Rocky Road


2x375g white ‘Melts’ chocolate

100g marshmallows

80g pistachio

100g macadamias*

200g dried apricots

50g coconut*

Total Cost: $28.97

*I’ve included the full cost of the packet for these in the price, but you won’t use the whole packet in the recipe, only the amount noted.

Depending on how much you give to each person, this recipe can be split out for between 4 and 8 people – for less than $30.  And it only takes ten minutes, plus the wrapping.

First you need to prepare a cake pan, or any square shaped object, by placing a sheet of baking paper in it.  Then you need a pot of water and a non-plastic bowl that fits onto the pot.  Boil the water with the bowl sitting over the pot.  Once the water is boiling, the bowl will heat up.  Put the two packets of chocolate in the bowl and stir occasionally until it is all melted.

Tip all the other ingredients into another bowl and mix it around.

Once the chocolate is melted, dump all the other ingredients into the chocolate and stir quickly until mixed through.  Using an oven glove, remove the bowl from the boiling pot and pour the chocolate mixture into your paper lined cake pan.  Spread it out so it is even.  If you want, you can sprinkle the top with some desiccated coconut.  Place the cake pan with chocolate mixture into the fridge and let it set.  Once it is set, cut it into blocks and wrap.

Renée has three Christmas books, perfect for snuggling down with a plate of rocky road and being whisked away to Romancelandia…

12 Rogues (Regency anthology):

His Christmas Pearl (fm low heat Aussie ruro):

His Christmas Pride (mm low heat Aussie ruro):

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