Rocky Road Fudge Bars (aka: Bitchin' Brownies)

Dee Stillwell

By
@LILLYDEE

If u love ooey gooey chocolate richness then these are for you. A chocolate brownie layer, a cheesecake layer, a chocolate chip/marshmellow/nut layer and a yummy chocolate frosting to finish it off. These are Oh My Goodness Good! Stephanie, a girl who worked for me in my bakery nicknamed these "Bitchin' Brownies"
I got this recipe about 20 years ago from a friend & great baker who made these alot for bake sales & church pot lucks. Everyone who has tried these always ooh and aah.
The recipe reads long but you are making 4 different layers, but they come together pretty smoothly since some steps can be done while baking, etc.


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Serves:

36 - 1 1/2"x2" bars

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1ST LAYER - BROWNIE

1/2 c
butter
1 - 1oz
chocolate, unsweetened squares
1 c
sugar
1 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
chopped walnuts

2ND LAYER - CHEESECAKE

6 oz
creamed cheese, softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 large
egg
2 Tbsp
flour
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
butter, softened

3RD LAYER - TOPPINGS

1/3 c
chopped walnuts
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 c
marshmallows, mini

4TH LAYER - FROSTING

2 oz
creamed cheese, softened
1/4 c
butter
1 - 1 oz
chocolate, unsweetened squares
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 c
milk
3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9"x12"x2" baking pan by spraying with Pam.
2
1st Layer: In a medium saucepan, melt butter & chocolate together on low heat,stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla, eggs and walnuts. Stir untill well blended.Spread evenly in the bottom of prepared pan.
3
2nd Layer: In a medium bowl, whisk together the creamed cheese (reserve 2 oz of the 8 oz block for the 4th layer)butter, sugar, egg, 2 Tbl flour, & vanilla. Beat until well mixed and spread carefully over the 1st layer of brownie batter.
4
3rd layer: Sprinkle 1/3 cups walnuts and 1 cup chocolate chips evenly over cheesecake layer.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, less if u like gooey & more if u like them firmer. While these are baking, make the frosting. When baking time is up, sprinkle with the mini marshmallows and bake for an additional 2 minutes.
5
4th Layer, The Frosting: In a medium saucepan, melt together 1/4 cup butter, 1-1oz sq chocolate, salt, whisk in remaining 2 oz creamed cheese & 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in 3 cups powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
6
Immediatly after removing brownies from oven spread frosting evenly over melted marshmallows and swirl chocolate frosting with the marshmallow so it's marbled together. Refrigerate for several hours before cutting into bars. Enjoy these "Bitchin' Brownies"

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate