This rocky road fridge cake is 95% kid-made! Such an amazing treat that kids will love making – and eating!
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My son LOVES making cupcakes and cakes – and when he asks to make them I like to say yes if I can. A few weeks ago he asked to make a cake when it was nearly 90F outside – the thought of putting the oven on was quite overwhelming! But we did it anyway. Because of course, we then had cake to eat! However, when complaining to my mother about this unbearable situation (OK, so I might have been a little over-dramatic) she suggested making a fridge cake next time he asked.
So I looked up some recipes, adapted it to our tastes, and got the ingredients ready. I didn’t have to wait long! Now I will be honest and say that this “cake” is neither a cake, nor anything remotely close to being healthy. But it is super easy to make, very forgiving, can be adapted in many ways AND tastes great. So for a special treat, give it a go and let me know what you think!
Start by placing some graham crackers in a bag and bashing them up. We did use reduced fat ones – a vague nod to trying to be healthy! F really enjoyed pounding the crackers!
Place over a low-medium heat and stir until everything has melted together. Note: My son was under constant supervision during this time.
Transfer the ooey gooey chocolaty mixture to a large bowl. Add the graham cracker crumbles and some mini marshmallows.
Smooth out the mixture until it is level, then place in the fridge. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm. Turn out onto a chopping board and cut into 15-16 sections (other than supervising the melting stage, this was the only part I did by myself!).
Enjoy the amazing indulgent treat! And maybe let your kids try it too…
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Want to switch it up a bit? Dried fruit and chopped nuts make a great addition or substitution to the marshmallows!