Fudgy dark chocolate brownies are topped with marshmallows, chocolate chips and assortment of nuts to make this irresistible Rocky Road Brownie dessert.
Hey y’all! I hope you are in the mood for something decadent. I also hope that you have a childish streak in you. Because today’s dessert is fun, delicious and utterly divine.
Who doesn’t love fudgy brownies with an intense chocolate flavor? Brownies are one of the easiest baked goodies to make; it comes together with just a handful of pantry staples. My favorite recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder for the most intense chocolate flavor.
It is said that you cannot improve on a perfect thing. But in the case of brownies, one might be tempted to try. An easy way to dress up a tray of regular brownies is a rocky road topping i.e, a layer of fluffy marshmallows, assorted nuts and chocolate chips. The topping is spread a few minutes before the brownie finishes baking, so that the marshmallows are soft, gooey and perfectly browned. They’re like a tray of smores. Don’t you just wanna stuff your face in all that goodness?!!
Rocky road brownies are a a great recipe to bake with the kids during winter or summer break. Brownies also make an appearance on our Christmas goodies tray. Everyone loves brownies, don’t they?! So go on, treat your inner kid to fudgy brownies with a fun rocky road topping.
Here’s the recipe for easy Rocky Road Brownies.
- All-purpose flour - ½ cup
- Unsweetened cocoa powder - ½ cup
- Baking powder - ¼ tsp
- Salt - ¼ tsp
- Butter - ½ cup, cut into cubes
- Sugar - 1 cup
- Eggs - 2 large, at room temperature
- Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
- Walnuts - ½ cup, chopped
- Mini marshmallows - 1 cup
- Mini chocolate chips - ¼ cup
- Almonds - ¼ cup, roughly chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 350 deg.F. Line a 9" square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk smoothly.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mix and mix thoroughly. Fold in chopped walnuts.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 15 minutes and bring the pan out of the oven for the topping.
- Sprinkle marshmallows, chocolate chips and nuts evenly on top of the brownie. Return pan to oven and bake for 5 more minutes. If desired, carefully broil for just a minute to brown the marshmallows perfectly.
- Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes. Serve brownie warm and store completely cooled leftovers in a cake tin.
2. You can use the basic recipe without topping for regular brownies. Baking time should be 20-22 minutes.
Isn’t that a lovely treat? Don’t you wish you were a kid again, and no one would judge you if you grabbed a few slices of those decadent brownies with gooey marshmallow topping? Well, I say you should go for it anyway!
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Do you like brownies? Do you use cocoa powder or melted chocolate in your recipe? Have you tried rocky road brownies? Do try this recipe this Holiday season and let me know how it turns out.
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