Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rocky Road Brownies: An Easy Road to Take

I really love chocolate. I really love brownies. I really love easy recipes. And, I really love baking gifts for friends, especially ones who go above and beyond the call of friendship day by day.

I have such a friend. She lives in my neighborhood. She is always eager to lend me a helping hand and lately, I have really needed it with my hubby out of town and the arctic invasion. Hey, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world or so the song goes...

And this friend, LOVES brownies. In fact, I thought I loved brownies, but my love pales in comparison to the sparkle in her eyes when you mention the word brownies. Seriously, she glows at the mere mention of them. It's hard to believe that a girl as tiny as she is can really put a hurtin' on a pan of brownies.

After helping me find a ride to school for my son in this crazy cold weather and picking up milk and such items for me at the store three times this week, I just knew I was going to have to bake her something special. Hence today's post is none other than a brownie recipe. Not just any brownie recipe,  but a ROCKY ROAD brownie recipe. If you like a moist, rich brownie topped with nuts and marshmallows, then this brownie recipe is for you and it is easy.

Carolina Little's Rocky Road Brownies


Ingredients
1- box of your favorite brownie mix (Yes, homemade will work fine!)
1 cup of miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice
1 oz. of melted chocolate (bark, chocolate chips, candy chocolate)

Directions:

1. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions. Pour in a greased pan of your choice. The smaller the pan, the thicker the brownie, the longer the bake time. If in doubt, use typical pan sizes with the baking instructions located on box. I also dust my pans with powdered sugar. This helps keep the brownie from sticking with a sweeter powder than flour.

2. Next, sprinkle chopped nuts evenly on top of brownie mix. Then, with your fingers or then end of a handle gently tap nuts into the batter.  Now, you are ready to bake. Place brownies on the center rack and let them bake, BUT take them out 5 minutes before they are done.



3. Immediately after removing brownies from the oven, sprinkle marshmallows on top (NOT TOO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER or you will have a melted marshmallow mess) and bake for the remaining five minutes or until marshmallows soften to a slight melt.



5. Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting.
6. Cut brownies into serving sized-squares and drizzle with melted chocolate. Allow drizzled chocolate to set  (a few minutes), then serve or package.


Voila! They are ready to eat with a glass of milk. Unless you ran out of milk. Then, I hope you have a great friend like my friend, Angie, who will grab a gallon for you in this crazy cold weather and let you put it on credit!

Thanks, Angie, you rock! Hence, the "Rock"-y Road brownies baked in your honor!






                                                 







3 comments:

Lisa said...

Ooohhh, what a brownie! I'm loving those little marshmallow bits all embedded in them. I have a sweet treat linky on my blog every week called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

Life with Kaishon said...

She sounds like such a great friend. And those brownies look AMAZINGLY delicious! YUM! : )

Shelby said...

I think its no secret that I love brownies! I think nuts in a baked treat really makes it better! Lucky friend!