As it turns out, vegan marshmallows are rather easy to eat a lot of. I don't recall being obsessed with regular marshmallows when I ate products with gelatine, but perhaps absence makes the heart (and mouth) grow fonder.
Fortunately, I was able to reserve some of the marshmallows to make this slice. I have christened it pebble road because it is inspired by rocky road. However, it is really a cross between rocky road, a hedgehog slice and a tiffin slice, as biscuit (cookie) pieces stand in for nuts. Whatever name you apply to it, it is delicious. It is also just as easy to eat as plain marshmallows!
I used dried apricots in the mix after seeing Charlie's recipe for apricot and pistachio rocky road at Hotly Spiced. If you are after a sophisticated, nutty rocky road treat, I highly recommend her recipe. My version is less sophisticated than Charlie's, but I will still recommend it on grounds of taste!
Vegan pebble road
An easy to make chocolate marshmallow slice with dried apricot and biscuit pieces.
Vegan and no bake.
Makes about 20 small squares.
90g (6 large) plain wheat biscuits (I used Digestive biscuits; American graham crackers should work)
1 cup vegan marshmallow pieces
1/2 cup dried apricots
60-80g dairy-free dark chocolate (I used 60g Lindt 70% chocolate)
60-80g diary-free milk chocolate (I used 60g Sweet Williams milk chocolate)
Line a square baking dish with grease proof paper.
Place your biscuits in a plastic bag and bash against a hard service to roughly crush. You want biscuit pieces of various sizes.
Roughly chop the marshmallows and dried apricots into quarters.
Melt your chocolate (dark and milk) on low power in the microwave or over the stove top, stirring regularly.
When the chocolate is melted, add in the crushed biscuits, chopped marshmallows and chopped apricots. Mix to thoroughly combine. Transfer the mixture to your baking dish and press down evenly.
Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, and then slice into squares to serve.
I really need to order more vegan marshmallow mix as a matter of priority.
Do you enjoy rocky road? How about chocolate-based slices? They don't usually make me that excited, but this one has proved an exception...