Double-Chocolate Rocky Road Cookie Bars

penny jordan

By
@PennyLJ55

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ROCKY-ROAD COOKIE BARS

Recipe & picture from: Betty Crocker
& courtesy of Recipes.com

"Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2007!
A rich double chocolate chunk cookie mix jump-starts a decadent and delicious bar."

Just passing the recipe along because it SOUNDS DELICIOUS!


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Serves:

Servings: 24 bars

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

COOKIE BASE:

1- Pouch
betty crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix (1 pound 1.5 ounces)
1/4 c
vegetable or canola oil
2 Tbsp
water
1 large
egg

FILLING:

1 - 8 oz. pkg
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
butter or margarine, softened
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 large
egg
1/4 c
chopped pecans
6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 c
miniature marshmallows

FROSTING:

1/2 c
butter or margarine
1/4 c
unsweetened baking cocoa
1/3 c
milk
3 c
powdered sugar chopped pecans
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE ROCKY ROAD COOKIE BARS
Total Time: 3 hrs 30 minutes

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2
COOKIE BASE:
In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms.
Press dough in bottom of pan.
Set aside.
3
FILLING:
In large bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Stir in 1/4 cup pecans.
Spread over cookie dough base.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Bake 26 to 28 minutes or until filling is set.
Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows.
Bake 2 minutes longer.
4
FROSTING:
In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat.
Stir in cocoa and milk.
Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
With wire whisk, gradually stir in powdered sugar until well blended.
Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans. Immediately pour over marshmallows, spreading gently to cover.
Cool 30 minutes.
Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Store covered in refrigerator.

Tip:
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
Bake 30 to 32 minutes.
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Nutrition information:
Per serving:
Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 180);
Total Fat 20g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 45mg;
Sodium 130mg;
Total Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 34g);
Protein 3g.
Daily Values:
Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%. Exchanges: 1 Starch;
2 Other Carbohydrate;
0 Vegetable;
0 Medium-Fat Meat;
4 Fat.
Carbohydrate Choices: 3.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.