Rocky Road Fudge Bars (aka: Bitchin' Brownies)

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
36 - 1 1/2"x2" bars
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1ST LAYER - BROWNIE

  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 - 1oz
    chocolate, unsweetened squares (i like darker chocolate so add 1 1/2 oz)
  • 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 (i like darker chocolate so add 1 1/2 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Rocky Road Fudge Bars (aka: Bitchin' Brownies)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9"x12"x2" baking pan by spraying with Pam. You can also line the pan with foil or parchment for easy removal and cutting them into squares. If you 1 1/2 times the recipe, it fits in an 11"X15" X2" pan. If you double it use a 1/2 sheet pan 12"X18" X2" Be sure to use a 2" deep pan bcuz these are a thick brownie with 4 layers of yumminess.
  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 frosting 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 top with the mini marshmallows and bake for an additional 2 minutes or until they are melted.
  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"
  7. *Note* If you have no unsweetened chocolate blocks, add 3 TBL unsweetened cocoa and 1 TBL butter for each ounce of chocolate used.

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About Rocky Road Fudge Bars (aka: Bitchin' Brownies)

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #brownies




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