Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

1 C. butter or margarine, divided

2 (1-oz.) squares semisweet chocolate, divided

1 1/2 C. sugar, divided

1 C, plus 2 T. all-purpose flour, divided

3/4 to 1 1/4 C. nuts, divided

1 t. baking powder

2 1/2 t. vanilla, divided

3 eggs, divided

8 ozs. cream cheese, divided

1 (6-oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

1/4 C. milk

3 C. powdered sugar

2 C. miniature marshmallows

Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup of butter and 1 square of semisweet chocolate. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1/2 to 1 cup of nuts, baking powder, 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 eggs. Mix well and spread in prepared pan.

To make filling: In a small bowl, combine 6 ounces of the cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Blend until smooth and fluffy. Stir in 1/4 cup of nuts.

Spread over chocolate mixture in pan. If desired sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake in a 350° F. oven for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

To make frosting: In a large saucepan over low heat, melt 1/4 cup butter, remaining square of semisweet chocolate, the reserved 2 ounces of cream cheese and milk. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, stirring until smooth.

When brownies are done, remove from oven. Sprinkle with the marshmallows and return to oven for 2 minutes. Immediately upon removing from the oven the second time, pour frosting over marshmallows and swirl together.

Store in refrigerator.

Makes about 5 dozen brownies.


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