Rocky Road Brownies! Great for Summer, and Bragging Rights!

Rocky Road Brownie Dessert Recipe

National Rocky Road Day comes but once a year–and if it had happened during a weekday last week, we’d have probably just thrown the kids into the car and taken them to Baskin-Robbins. It was a busy week. But, as it turns out, National Rocky Road Day fell on a Saturday this year. That gave us precious time to throw together something a little more impressive. And pretty easy. And fun, too, since we got the kids to actually help out in the kitchen while making Rocky Road Brownies.  [photo via flickr]

You still get that very important combination of chocolate, fudge, marshmallows and nuts. This is also a pretty great recipe for summertime.  It’s simple to double the ingredients to have enough to share with friends. And we’re also feeling smug about our kids taking some Rocky Road Brownies to school today as their snack. We won’t pretend they’re particularly nutritious, but they’ll be telling the other kids they made them with their mom…

    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup softened butter (putyour butter into the microwave for 30 seconds)
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup cocoa
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
    • 2 cups of miniature marshmallows
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat your oven to 350F degrees..
  • Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, butter, salt, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer on medium speed for two  minutes.
  • Grease an 8 inch, square baking pan.
  • Stir in the walnuts, chocolate chips and mini-marshmallows.
  • Spread the brownie batter evenly into the greased pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove Rocky Road Brownies from the oven and let them cool on the countertop, or better yet a wire rack.
  • Cut your Rocky Road Brownies into squares or diagonals and enjoy.