Warning, Rocky Road Brownies don’t fit in the “Healthy Food” category but rather in the “I Need Chocolate Now” section of my blog. Well, I don’t really have a separate listing for chocolate desperation, but “cookies and bars” will fill the bill.
I made the Rocky Road Brownies for the couple who won our church auction – Kathy and Chuck. I pledged to bake goodies for six months and these folks were the bid winners.
The money goes towards mission trips for our college students, so everyone wins.
You know I love to make brownies and playing with chocolate is always fun. It’s an easy recipe and one that goes together quickly and bakes in a jiff. You will be in chocolate heaven in less time than it takes to watch an episode of Downton Abbey. As long as you don’t mind warm gooey brownies! Mrs Patmore won’t mind.
Ingredients for Rocky Road Brownies
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder – I used Hershey’s Special Dark
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup dark chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease a 9″ square pan or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, melt the butter and the cocoa together in the microwave.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
Stir in the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
Spread in the pan.
Bake 20 – 25 minutes until brownies are almost done.
Remove from oven and sprinkle the marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips on top.
Note: if you want them to look really pretty, put these ingredients on separately and sprinkle them around evenly. I mixed them all together and it was more difficult to get a nice even blend of marshmallow, chips and nuts in each bite.
Bake another 5-10 minutes until the marshmallows are golden and the brownies are set. (Toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean…unless it bumps into a chocolate chip.)
Let them cool, but cut them before they are completely set up. (About an hour.)
I had never made these before but they are worth repeating. Very chocolatey and rich.
Five days after I delivered these to Kathy and Chuck I ran into them at a Lenten Fish Fry. Chuck said he had to let his belt out a notch – High Praise Indeed! Kathy glowed when she spoke about how much they were enjoying the brownies, so I think you should give them a try.