Rocky road has to be one of the easiest to make treats that pleases just about everyone of all age groups. You melt chocolate, stir it all together and let it set.
But can you get ahead and batch make a few trays of rocky road. Can you freeze rocky road afterwards? And does rocky road freeze properly or not?
Rocky road can be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze rocky road, place it into an airtight container, layer it up then wrap the container in clingfilm and foil before freezing.
Does Rocky Road Freeze Well? Yes
Can You Refreeze Rocky Road? Yes
How To Freeze Rocky Road
This is the method you need to follow if you have got ready-sliced bars of rocky road that you want to freeze.
- Prepare Container
First, grab an airtight container that is large enough to contain all your rocky road – don’t worry, you don’t need to store them in a single layer so it can be a deep Tupperware container.
- Layer Up Rocky Road
Begin placing your rocky road into the container in one layer. When you have fit in as many as you can, place a layer of greaseproof paper over the top of the first layer before moving onto the second layer.
Continue in this fashion, layering your rocky road between greaseproof paper, before you have all your rocky road in the container.
Secure the lid, making sure it is airtight. If you’re not convinced it is completely airtight then you can wrap the container in a layer of clingfilm to help keep the air out.
Place the container into the freezer and you’re done.
How to Freeze Rocky Road Whole
The above method works well if you have already cut the rocky road up. But what if you want to store a complete tray of rocky road for an upcoming birthday party or family picnic? Well, that’s perfectly doable too – in fact, it’s easy!
First, make your rocky road in a baking tray as you normally. When it has set, leave it in the tray and then move onto the details below for freezing it whole.
- Wrap Tray
This is so simple – now that you have made your rocky road, you just need to wrap the tray in one layer of clingfilm.
- Wrap Again
Once you’ve wrapped it in clingfilm, wrap it in a layer of foil. The last thing you want is air getting to your rocky road which can cause oxidation and freezer burn.
Place it in the freezer.
When you want to serve your rocky road, allow it to thaw overnight before cutting it up into bars as you normally would.
2 Tips for Freezing Rocky Road
Now you know how to freeze it, we’ve got our 2 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing rocky road to have the best results:
Keep It Airtight
You don’t want the rocky road to dry out so make sure you store it airtight. Try to use a Tupperware container with a tight-fitting lid and wrap the container to be extra sure.
Layer with Greaseproof Paper
By adding a sheet of greaseproof paper between each layer of rocky road, you will prevent them from sticking to one another making it hard to defrost one or two at a time.
How Long Can You Freeze Rocky Road?
First, it’s worth noting that rocky road will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for around a week. So if you only have a few pieces left that you might be better off just trying to eat it over the course of a week.
If, however, you have decided that freezing is the best approach then you can keep it in the freezer for around 3 months.
You Can Freeze Rocky Road for Around 3 Months
How Do You Defrost Rocky Road?
Defrosting rocky road is as simple as leaving it to the thaw overnight in the fridge. We wouldn’t advise defrosting it in the microwave or oven as you’ll have little control over the way it defrosts.
What you’ll find will happen is the outer chocolate will melt but the middle of the rocky road will remain frozen.
That’s why the slow and steady approach is the only way to go when it comes to thawing rocky road.
Can You Refreeze Rocky Road?
If you’ve accidentally defrosted a few too many rocky road or have defrosted an uncut slab but only worked through half of it then you’re probably wondering whether or not you can refreeze it?
Well, you can! If you have left it out at room temperature to soften then we would advise against it but if you can keep it cool in the fridge then you can refreeze it within 24hrs of thawing.
Does Rocky Road Freeze Well?
The good news is that rocky road freezes remarkably well. Some of the ingredients can freeze better than others – for example, biscuit freezes really well but marshmallows can lose some of their light texture.
Having said that, you’ll be hard pushed to tell the difference between freshly prepared rocky road and those which have been frozen. So give freezing rocky road a go!
If you’ve still got questions about freezing rocky road or rocky road in general, then these may help:
There is a range of freezer-friendly ingredients you can include in your rocky road including marshmallows, popcorn, biscuit pieces and dried fruit.
If you know you’ll eat the rocky road within a couple of weeks then you can actually keep it in the fridge instead of using up precious freezer space. It will last in the fridge for between 2 and 3 weeks.
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