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Candied bacon rocky road

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 35 minutes

Serves 16 people



  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 175g rindless bacon rashers
  • 400g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 280g white and pink marshmallows, roughly chopped
  • 200g glace cherries
  • 150g Turkish Delight chocolate bar, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted roasted peanuts


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine maple syrup and brown sugar in a small bowl. Place bacon onto prepared tray and brush generously with maple syrup glaze. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn bacon and brush with maple syrup mixture. Bake for a further 15 minutes. Stand and cool. When cold and crisp, finely chop the bacon.
  2. 2.
    Grease and line a 26cm x 16cm x 3cm deep baking pan with baking paper. Place chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second bursts, stirring with a metal spoon after each burst, until just melted. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stand for 5 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Stir through marshmallows, cherries, Turkish Delight, peanuts and half of the bacon through the chocolate. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Stand at room temperature to set (or refrigerate in hot weather). Cut into squares and serve.

General Information

Tip - Place any leftover rocky road into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.