Monday, May 11, 2015

Rocky Road Brownies



This weekend, my husband and I took a little stay-cation in the middle of nowhere. We went hiking in the forest, drank whiskey, ate bbq and explored the beautiful, little things around us. We got some great fudge at a little candy shop and we slept like the dead after we came home. One of the things we got on the trip was this great walnut fudge that melted in your mouth and tasted like childhood.

I never liked rocky road ice cream when I was growing up (then again, I really don't like chocolate ice cream in general) but I love the combination of chewy marshmallows, chocolate and nuts. This brownie is one beautiful treat, especially when it's just undercooked enough (as brownies should always be). Try it out at your next party. They are very crumbly and sticky. They might not stay together well if you try to cut them while warm, but they are the perfect fudgy brownie.

Ingredients
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • handful of marshmallows
  • pinch of salt
Directions
  1. Melt butter, chocolate and cocoa powder in a double boiler until smooth
  2. Whisk in sugar, eggs and flour and salt until smooth and shiny
  3. Fold in nuts, chocolate chunks and some marshmallows.
  4. Pour batter into a prepared 8x8 pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  5. In the last 10 minutes of cooking, top the brownies with extra marshmallows.
  6. Let cool completely before slicing.

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