Christmas is almost upon us and if you are looking for something sweet to whip up in hurry these should do the trick. You always need a little something sweet for Christmas day, my preference would almost always be dark bitter chocolate, but I thought that for a change I would head down the white chocolate road. Plus I couldn't resist the thought of how pretty it would all look flecked with some crimson cranberries and bright green pistachios. So yes very much my version of rocky road. However if you're not a fan of white chocolate, milk or dark would also work well too.
White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Rocky Road
800g white chocolate
2 cups marshmallows, halved
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and cook until the chocolate is melted and smooth. (Note - if using milk or dark chocolate be extra careful to keep the water at a low simmer, as water is chocolate's enemy and will cause it to stiffen) Remove from the heat and add the marshmallows, cranberries and pistachios and stir until everything is mixed well together. Pour the mixture in to a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm baking tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until it has set. Cut in to pieces and serve, fairly small pieces as it is quite rich.
It will also keep well for several days in an airtight container.
It is most certainly for those with a sweet tooth! Lots of texture with the fruity cranberries, the crunch of the pistachios and the softness of the marshmallows. Next time thinking maybe milk chocolate, cranberries and some toasted almonds and maybe a drizzle of extra dark chocolate over the top. Perhaps as a little chocolaty treat for Hogmanay, so check in next week. Reckoning they will go down a treat on Christmas day.
On Christmas wishing you all a very happy one!