Rocky Road Brownies

Jeanne Wise

By
@Bluejeanz

I'm not that crazy about chocolate (I pick and choose) but when I tasted my daughter's brownies I thought they were great! Mine were always so dry. (I think one of the reasons mine were always so dry was because they had baking powder in them.) Anyway, I started making her recipe but putting a Rocky Road frosting on top. Sorta like gilding the lily. One nice thing about them is that they stay moist for days if kept in a sealed airtight container. I made a batch 3 days ago, gave most of them away and the few I kept are still moist. NOTE: These are not made with a brownie mix!


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Serves:

Makes a 9"x13" pan

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 oz
(squares) baker's unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 c
butter
2 c
sugar
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
chopped walnuts

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

2 oz
(squares) baker's unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 c
butter
2 c
mini marshmallows
1/3 c
water
2 1/4 c
confectioner's sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" x 13" metal baking pan with non-stick spray (or grease it with soft butter).
2
Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Melt the butter and chocolate in a medium-sized saucepan over very low heat, stirring until all the chocolate is melted.
3
Stir in the sugar until all combined. Then mix in the salt, eggs and vanilla till well combined. Stir in the flour till just combined then stir in the walnuts.
4
Spread batter in the greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out (almost) clean. A few crumbs on the toothpick is okay. Just don't overbake them. When done, set aside to cool.
5
After the brownies have cooled, make the frosting. Chop the remaining 2 ounces (blocks) of chocolate into small pieces and put in medium-sized saucepan. Add the 1/4 cup of butter, 1 cup of mini-marshmallows, a dash of salt and 1/3 cup water. Melt over very low heat, stirring with spatula until the marshmallows and the chocolate have melted. Remove from heat.
6
Add the confectioner's sugar, the 1 tsp. vanilla, and the second cup of mini marshmallows and stir till combined. Then stir in the second cup of marshmallows and the nuts.
7
Working quickly, spoon small spoonfuls of the frosting over the brownies, spreading it out with a spoon as you go and cover the entire surface. There's enough frosting to cover with a thin layer.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American