Quick and easy rocky road to give to the teachers this year, and for random visitors to our house this festive season.
1 c cacao butter
1 c cacao or cocoa powder
1/4 c maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch salt
1/2 c cranberries
1/2 c toasted hazelnuts
1/2 c mini marshmallows

Line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Melt the cacao butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan with 2-3 cm water. Heat on a low-medium heat until melted.
Take off the heat and stir in the maple syrup, cacao powder, vanilla, salt, dried fruit, nuts and marshmallows - reserving a handful of each.
Pour into your tin and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients on top.
Chill in the fridge then cut into pieces.
For the white chocolate, I cheated by melting a bar of Whittaker's white chocolate. I added prunes, almonds and marshmallows for this version.
Apricots and pistachios are good too. But I like the mix of cranberries and hazelnuts the best. Many other recipes also include digestive or ginger biscuits. Popcorn, honeycomb, shredded coconut, glace cherries are all options too.
Try and find vegan marshmallows for a vegan version. There are sugar-free ones available in NZ but the best vegan marshmallows I've had are the ones I've made myself!