Halloween Rocky Road – The ULTIMATE Halloween party trick or treat no bake. With a hidden chilli-chocolate, who’s brave enough?
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Halloween Rocky Road with a dark secret…
Looking for something a bit different for your Halloween Party? Get a little scared with this Halloween Rocky Road. It may look innocent, but inside the inviting, colourful, exterior lurks a dark secret. This is no ordinary Rocky Road… It’s a Trick or Treat Roulette Rocky Road. And its secret is set to freak out anyone who dares to eat a slice.
The recipe makes at least 16 seductive squares of delicious chocolate-M&M-Marshmallow loveliness. But when you gamble on temptation, you may just get a shock! Beneath the innocent surface of one of these blocks hides an unexpected chilli-chocolate surprise… For the (un)lucky person who gets it, they’re in for a spicy scare.
How to serve Trick or Treat Rocky Road
If you’re having a party, set the Halloween Rocky Road on the table with a big sign saying ‘Face The Fear’ or ‘Are YOU Brave Enough?’. The party-goers will wonder about the sign. You could explain… or not… depending on how mischievous you feel. Then watch as slice after slice is tentatively nibbled. Who will get the unexpected chilli-chocolate ‘trick’?
Alternatively, you could make a game of eating trick or treat rocky road. Spin a bottle to decide who gets the next potentially scary slice. Or put numbers in a hat to decide the order in which people take a slice and then eat them all together.
Making Trick or Treat Rocky Road ‘Friendly’ for young children
Trick or treat Rocky Road is perfect for teenage or adult parties. But even I would be reluctant to give it to littlies. I’m not sure they’d fully get the trick and the last thing you need is tears on Halloween. But you will know your guests and whether chilli is suitable for anyone who might get the scare.
No worries though… It can also be made to be fun for younger kids too. Maybe pop in a chocolate that has been infused with lavender or Parma violets. Or add a piece of Turkish delight, a jelly ‘eye’ or a glacé cherry for a more oogly or unexpected texture.
Is Halloween Rocky Road easy to make?
Oh yes! This Halloween Rocky Road recipe is a simple, no bake, throw together job. So, even with short notice, it can be ready for party night.
Do I have to use the specific Sweets and Biscuits listed?
No. Halloween Rocky Road is pretty versatile on the sweet front. I made mine with a quick bag of M&Ms for colour (just make sure you choose a variety that is gluten free). But any colourful Halloween-friendly sweets will work.
It’s the same with the biscuits too. This version was made using gluten free Rich Tea biscuits from Schaar. But if you and your guests can all eat gluten, ordinary Rich Tea biscuits are fine. Or use an alternative plain, fairly dry biscuit like Malted Milk or Marie biscuits. Different supermarkets offer different ‘free from’ options.
And… Here’s my Halloween Rocky Road recipe…
If you make Halloween Rocky Road, let me know! Leave a comment, or tag me on social media (links at the top) with your stories of Halloween fun, treats and tricks. And don’t forget to rate the recipe too…
Looking for other great gluten free Halloween recipes? We have more ideas to tempt you on Gluten Free Alchemist. How about making a ghostly gathering of Halloween Pumpkin Mini Rolls? Or some funky Halloween Cake Pop Spiders? We even have healthy Halloween Stuffed Pumpkin Peppers.
Whatever you make, have a happy Halloween… Enjoy the treats, but remember… The tricks are lurking in the most unexpected places!
Halloween Rocky Road (with a Trick or Treat surprise)
- Mixing bowls – heat proof (microwavable)
- microwave or hob and saucepan
- 8 inch/20 cm square baking tin
- cling film
- cutting board
- large sharp knife
Rocky Road Base
- 150 g butter (or DF alternative) cut into cubes
- 200 g dark chocolate chopped
- 50 g golden syrup
- 20 g cocoa powder
- 200 g gluten free rich tea biscuits
- 80 g M&Ms (+ a few extra for decoration) or alternative colourful sweets (Make sure the M&Ms are the GF varieties).
- 50 g mini GF marshmallows placed in the freezer for 2 hours ahead of making
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Chilli Trick (see NOTES)
- 1 cube dark chocolate
- 1 pinch chilli powder or more/less depending on how hot you want the ‘trick’ to be
- 80 g white chocolate
- orange food colouring paste
Chilli Trick (prepare first)
- Place the chocolate cube into a tiny small, microwavable dish or onto a piece of baking paper.
- Heat for a few seconds in the microwave (medium setting) until softened/melted.
- Add the chilli powder and mix through thoroughly. Form into a blob on a small piece of baking paper.
- Place in the fridge to set.
- Prepare an 8 inch square cake tin by completely lining with cling film (so that it hangs over the sides) and on top of this, base-line with non-stick baking paper.
- Place the butter, dark chocolate, golden syrup and cocoa powder into a large, microwaveable/heatproof bowl.
- Microwave on medium heat at 30 second bursts stirring between each, to melt all the ingredients until completely blended and smooth. (Alternatively, heat in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring frequently).
- Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
- While cooling, prepare the biscuits by either breaking into smallish pieces with hands or bashing (in a clean food bag and using a rolling pin). Alternatively, cut into thin sticks with a sharp knife. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the chocolate mixture, biscuit pieces, M&Ms, frozen mini marshmallows and vanilla extract.
- Tip the mixture into the cake tin and push to the sides, so that it is evenly spread. It will look quite lumpy on the surface.
- Mentally divide the square into a grid 4 x 4 and using a teaspoon, carefully scoop up a little mixture from one of the grid pieces and place the chilli trick into the mixture, replacing the scoop on top to hide the trick.
- Place the rocky road in the fridge for a couple of hours until fully set.
- When set, remove the Rocky Road from the tin and peel off the clingfilm and baking paper.
- Place on a clean cutting board.
- Melt the white chocolate in a small microwavable (I use glass) bowl, on medium heat at 30 second bursts, stirring between each until melted and smooth (or place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring frequently).
- Add a little food colouring paste to the chocolate and mix thoroughly.
- While still runny, drizzle the (now orange) white chocolate over the Rocky Road randomly with a spoon.
- While the chocolate decoration is still unset, top with a few extra M&Ms and mini marshmallows.
- Leave to set in the fridge.
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