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Rocky road with almonds, goji berries and strawberries

It may feel sacrilegious to mess with a childhood favourite, but this spin on rocky road adds goji berries and freeze-dried strawberries to balance out the sweetness. It’s all the better for it.

By Emma McCaskill
  • Serves 12
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  • 500 gm milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 200 gm vanilla marshmallows
  • 150 gm roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 150 gm (¾ cup) glacé cherries
  • 100 gm goji berries
  • 20 gm freeze-dried sliced strawberries (see note)


  • 1
    Grease a 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper, leaving some overhanging the sides. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don't let bowl touch water), and stir occasionally until melted (2-3 minutes).
  • 2
    Remove chocolate from heat, then add marshmallows, almond, cherries and goji berries and stir to coat well. Spread mixture evenly in cake tin, scatter with freeze-dried strawberries and refrigerate until set (20-25 minutes). Cut into pieces to serve. Rocky road will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 4 days.


Freeze-dried sliced strawberries are available from select supermarkets and at

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