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Rich, chocolate brownies are topped with marshmallows, nuts and a thick chocolate frosting in these Rocky Road Brownies.


Rocky Road Brownies | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I like chocolate. I really do. But it’s no secret that I’ll usually take something lemon or fruity before I go for the chocolate.

But I do like chocolate.

Sadly, though, in the last 6 1/2 years of blogging, I’ve only collected a small handful of brownie recipes. I decided that this really is a travesty, and that I need to do something about that.

So today, I bring you brownies.

But not just any brownies. Rocky Road Brownies. These are straight from my childhood. They were one of my mom’s specialties growing up, and are still one of my favorites today. I have come to realize that you just can’t beat the foods from your childhood!!

These start with a rich, chocolate brownie that is pretty perfect all on it’s own. But then you top them with marshmallows and nuts and a warm chocolate frosting that gets poured over the top of everything. The frosting will set up perfectly if you are patient, but as you can kind of tell from the photograph, I wasn’t being very patient. In fact, I have very little patience when it comes to these brownies!! But don’t worry – they still taste phenomenal, they are just a little bit messier when they haven’t set up yet!!

Rocky Road Brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 24 servings

Rocky Road Brownies

Rich, chocolate brownies are topped with marshmallows, nuts and a thick chocolate frosting in these Rocky Road Brownies.

Ingredients

    Brownies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • Frosting
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

    For the brownies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the chocolate and cook until the chocolate has melted.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until they are light and foamy. Add the salt, sugar and vanilla to the eggs. Stir in the chocolate mixture, then gently fold in the flour and pecans, being careful to not overmix. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake until set, about 25 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. For the frosting:
  5. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together the cocoa, shortening and butter, stirring frequently. Add in the evaporated milk and vanilla. Put the powdered sugar in a bowl, then pour the chocolate mixture over it and mix to combine. Stir in the nuts.
  6. Sprinkle the marshmallows over the top of the cooled brownies. Quickly pour the warm chocolate frosting over the top. (The frosting will thicken as it cools.) Allow to cool completely before cutting.
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24 Responses to Rocky Road Brownies

  1. Tieghan says:

    These look gooey, moist, crunchy and SO chcocolatey! Amazing!

  2. These look so dense and decadent! Just what I like in a brownie :)

  3. These look out-of-this-world good!

  4. Jaclyn says:

    These look like some of the best brownies ever! Love this combo!

  5. yummo! The topping of marshmellow and nuts makes these are look addictive

  6. Rocky road anything is the best!!!

  7. These brownies look INCREDIBLE!!!

  8. tahnycooks says:

    My husband is the biggest chocolate lover I know, I cant wait to show and make these for him! Great recipe!

  9. Are SO delicious as they look like? :P

  10. Emily says:

    Oh my gosh, are you trying to kill me? YUM!

  11. These look insanely good! Can I have like 4??

  12. Oh I love these! Deborah, I’ve been trying for months to make a wonderful rocky road brownie. They always end up so messy and impossible to cut with the melted marshmallows. You would think I could bake a simple rocky road brownie right!? Oh well, I have your recipe to try now!

  13. Tracey says:

    All that gooey chocolate is totally calling my name! I have been craving brownies for weeks, I need to make it happen asap!

  14. Joanne says:

    It is CRAZY how thick and fudgy these are! Need them in my life. ASAP.

  15. Love how rich and fudgy these are!

  16. Chels R. says:

    One of my mom’s favorite candy bars is the rocky road. I think she would definitely like this brownie version!

  17. They look super rich and delicious! I’m the biggest brownie fan ever. I must try these soon.

  18. Rocky Road instantly takes me back to my childhood! These look incredible and I can’t wait to make these!

  19. Theses brownies look like chocolate heaven!

  20. Krista says:

    My favorite ice cream can now be the adornment on it’s brownie cousin. Thank you for making that possible Deb.

  21. Wowza! I just want to face plant into that awesomesauce brownie!! Love it!!!

  22. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look divine! It’s like something straight from my dreams ;)

  23. Thanks for posting brownies! See I will ALWAYS take choc over lemon or other desserts and these look great. Pinned!

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