It’s pretty ironic when you name your blog Always Make Thyme, and then neglect it for over a year due to lack of time, isn’t it? Life was somewhat less hectic when I set up this website a few years back, but since then a lot has changed making blogging a little more challenging to fit into my schedule. A break was well needed, but I’m pretty excited to finally be back.
I thought I’d kick things off with one of my favourite new recipes. I’ve probably mentioned in the past how much I love chocolate and peanut butter (and quite possibly every other kind of food), so this feels like a good place to begin.
After making the trendy Biscoff rocky roads a while back with the help of Biscoff spread, I wondered why I’d seen no such craze over Reese’s peanut butter spread. For me it’s on a similar level to Biscoff spread, and generally I can consume a fair amount more before I’m sick. Always a winner in my books. With all this considered, I thought it was about time a celebration of Reese’s happened. And what better than in rocky road form?
(Makes a lot!)
200g Reese’s peanut butter spread
200g good quality dark chocolate
100g good quality milk chocolate
175g Reese’s mini peanut butter cups – half chopped
100g mini marshmallows
100g chopped peanuts
50g unsalted butter
Smooth peanut butter for drizzling
- Begin by lining a baking tin with greaseproof paper, and then set to one side.
- Place a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and gently melt all the chocolate and butter together. Once melted, remove from the heat and set to one side allowing to cool slightly.
- Scoop the Reese’s spread into a microwavable bowl and pop in the microwave until slightly melted.
- Mix the melted chocolate and butter mixture with the melted Reese’s spread in a large bowl. Throw in all the peanut butter cups, marshmallows and peanuts, mix well and pour into the lined baking tin.
- Melt some peanut butter in a microwavable bowl and then drizzle the melted peanut butter over the rocky road mixture. Pop in the fridge until set.
- When set, remove from the fridge and cut into bite-sized pieces.