Based in Nottingham, The Treat Kitchen provide a traditional sweet shop for the modern shopper, with their range of quirky flavours and packaging. Their family have a long history in local confectionary but wanted to create something special with their store which also has on site fudge kitchen. I was lucky enough to sample a few different treats from them, including pineapple rollers, classic foam bananas and radioactive sours. I also got some jelly beans, and the mint sorbet flavour made it into my rocky road recipe below.
If you want to try some of the Treat Kitchen's sweets you can find them on Wheeler Gate in Nottingham, or you can get them delivered straight to your door with their online shop.
Mojito Rocky Road Recipe
320g dark chocolate
100g of mint jelly beans*
100g mini marshmallows
30ml of strong rum
zest of 2 large limes
3 tbsp honey
Fill a small bowl or jar with the marshmallows and pour over the rum. Let sit for approx 5 minutes (too long and they'll start to dissolve) then drain and set both ingredients aside for later.
In a food bag or large bowl, break up the biscuits into small chunks, don't worry if you end up with a lot of crumbs too.
Break the chocolate into a large saucepan along with the butter and honey, heat gently until completely melted then remove from the heat.
Stir in the lime zest, biscuits and a tbsp of the leftover rum. Then add the marshmallows, don't worry if some of them break apart, and pour the whole mixture into a large baking tin. Cool in the fridge overnight then slice and serve alongside a cocktail or two.