White Christmas Rocky Road
White Christmas Rocky Road

White Christmas Rocky Road

Sometimes it takes me a little while to photograph the things I make. The White Christmas Rocky Road took a particularly long time! It was so easy to make, the kids even helped, but I just didn’t get a chance to take the pictures.

Christmas Rocky Road

Christmas Rocky Road

When I run short of time the family knows not to sample the goods until the photos have been completed… but I know I am taking to long when even Mr GG is on my back.

White Christmas Rocky Road

White Christmas Rocky Road

“Ah, so… um… when are you planning to photograph the White Christmas Rocky Road??” he inquired tentatively.
I told him I didn’t have time at the moment, and besides it had to be at room temperature to cut nicely. So the slice would have to sit out for an hour or so first.

I will give him points for trying; he then asked if he could just cut some off the end.

Christmas Rocky Road Tray

Christmas Rocky Road Tray

LOL! As if that was going to happen!

I knew where we would end up… I would be making a whole new White Christmas Rocky Road.

The rule in our house is that if it hasn’t been cut, chances are you are not allowed to be the first. Once the first piece is taken there is the assumption the item is fair game!

White Christmas Rocky Road
Recipe Type: Christmas
Cuisine: Sweet
Author: Julie
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Cook time:
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Serves: 16
A delicious Christmas version of the traditional “Rocky Road” recipe
Ingredients
  • 375gm White Chocolate
  • 100gm White Marshmallow (halved)
  • 85gm red glace cherries (halved)
  • 85gm pistachio nuts (peeled weight)
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
Instructions
  1. Prepare a brownie tray with baking paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Melt white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Heat in 1 minute bursts and stir periodically.
  3. Allow the chocolate to come to room temperature.
  4. Gently stir the remaining ingredients through the white chocolate.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared tray and refrigerate.

I guarded the slice for nearly a week before I had time to photograph it. As I took the sweet treat to the studio for it’s moment under lights I sent the off cuts to the family as teasers.

The Rocky Road was very well received. By the time I finished photographing and cleaning up there was less than 1/3 of the slice left!

White Christmas

White Christmas

If your looking for a simple Christmas Rocky Road recipe for the kids to make, this is the recipe for you, it is so quick and easy.

Christmas Rocky Road Image 1

Christmas Rocky Road Image

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Comments

  1. Carlie Cummings :

    Wowzers! This looks amazing and I think even I could manage this one 😉 I
    Definately going I give this one a try! Won’t family be impressed when I bring this to the table! Thanks Julie!!

  2. Thankfully, only Dave has to be shooed away from the food! This looks divine!

  3. Looks lovely Julie. So perfect for Christmas! I need to find the time to start making some things like this so I can get into the spirit!

    • I am definitely in the holiday spirit. My children don’t break up school for another 10 days, I plan to send a sweet treat each day with the kids to the bus driver. Once school breaks up I will be starting on the neighbours 😉

  4. I’m glad it’s not just me who falls down with photographing things sometimes! Thank goodness you did manage this eventually – it looks beautiful.

  5. I can see why everyone is clamoring for a slice of white christmas perfection. Love the stark white chocolate and marshmallows playing with the pistachios and cherries. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Julie =)

  6. So easy to make! Some food is really hard to take pictures and it’s very frustrating to let people know “this recipe is worth a try!” when the photos don’t come out well… but I really think you did a perfect job! They look so festive and pretty! I wish I have some this holiday!

  7. These are definitely bringing the Christmas spirit!

  8. This does look very festive and delicious indeed! My family is the same, they aren’t allowed to cut without checking, it’s then a free-for-all, then the last piece languishes so they can’t be accused of being greedy and scoffing the whole lot 🙂

  9. Yum this looks so tasty! And so Christmassy too! I love that you have the no-eating-until-the-first-slice-is-cut rule too 🙂

  10. Golly, this looks so good! And I’ll bet it tastes even better. I always photograph things ASAP because otherwise there’d never be anything left! Good stuff – thanks.

  11. Dear Julie,

    Your white Christmas rocky road certainly looks like a treat for this coming holiday season.

  12. Thanks Julie for this post. Then there is the reverse problem I have – no one in my family (almost) wants to eat my blog food because they will gain weight! Then we have to either give it away or throw it out (but not always!)

  13. And to think it was an entire week before you let anyone eat it! I wouldn’t have lasted as long I’m afraid. Your white chocolate looks fabulous and so festive, beautiful shots as always xx

  14. Tasty looking variation on rocky road – I love the regular plain chocolate variety, never tried it with white chocolate before though – looks yummy!

  15. I love, love white chocolate, and this is a gorgeous way to showcase it! So pretty for the holidays! Awesome name, too – who wouldn’t want to try something that has both “White Christmas” AND “Rocky Road” all in the same name?!?!? 😀

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