Monday, October 28, 2013

A Vegan Halloween: Rocky Road Treats! w/ Marshmallow Ghosts

Halloween is almost here! Jenn and I rarely go for conventional candy but sometimes you just gotta give in to the treat-filled holiday.

This is a vegan/halloween take on Jamie Oliver Rocky Road Kill, recipe here. I've expressed it before, I am loving the recipes on Jamie's Food Tube Channel, if you haven't checked it out do so ASAP! To make these vegan we used Earth Balance butter, which is our first time ever using it. Except for this one time in a pumpkin pie... It melts just like butter and tastes pretty darn close to the real thing. You could alternatively use regular butter or even try peanut butter!

We used Dandies for the first time as well, they are so so soft, and taste exactly like marshmallows, superb!

Even the Reese's Pieces are vegan (they contain 'trace' amounts of milk, but you know, close enough)

We realize these are definitely not a sketch-free ingredient but once (or twice! :P) a year never hurt-

Gather up the rest of your ingredients!

Not seen - honey/agave syrup

And begin the concoction!

250 g dark chocolate
2 tbsp agave syrup (we used honey)
1 Earth Balance baking butter sticks (113g) + 1 small knob
1 bag Dandies marshmallows (cut up smaller) (Save 5-6 for ghosts!)
30g crushed chocolate cookies
30g crushed gingersnaps
1/4 cup Reese's pieces candy (Save a handful for topping)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4-1/2 tsp salt (We like the "salted chocolate" taste so we put more in)
You know I should have put in coconut, if you have the large flake kind definitely add around 1/4 cup!

It's like the easiest thing to make. Melt the chocolate, butter, salt and agave in a double boiler. Reserve 1/4 of your melted chocolate/butter, set aside. Add in all of your "add-ins." Spoon into pie plate and drizzle your reserved melted chocolate/butter mixture. Top with Reese's pieces and marshmallow ghosts! (see below for recipe). Place in refrigerator until firm.

Cut up those mallows-

Crush up those cookies-

The icing for the Marshmallow Ghosts:

1 part honey/agave
1 part cocoa
1 pinch of tapioca/corn/arrowroot starch

Spoon into a ziploc bag, snip the end and start piping on the expressions! Refrigerate for 10 minutes to set. Then plant onto rocky road to set in the fridge.

Tell me these aren't the cutest-

Cross-section of delicious delight!

This mallow's looking mighty happy to be sitting on top still intact, while all the other marshmallows were cut up and used as pavement! Oh the horror!

Makes 15 pieces

Thanks Jamie for the inspiration!
This was so quick and easy and exactly the kind of treat I was looking to make this year. 


  1. Woah! Decadent deliciousness! I haven't made tiffin (what we always called "rocky road" growing up) for years but I think some day soon I need to- for old times' sake!

    1. so glad we could bring back childhood memories! this was our first time making rocky road, we couldn't believe how easy it was to put together!

  2. Yes to Jamie Oliver's Food Tube! I have a crush on Cupcake Jemma.

    Your ghosts are so cute! I love the grumpy ones the most :)

    1. thank you so much! We love Cupcake jemma too! she always makes them so perfect.