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Contest-Winning Best Rocky Road Brownies Recipe

Ooey, gooey and good accurately describe these family-favorite brownies! Nuts and chocolate chips add extra richness and a little crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cut up
  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and espresso powder until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan . Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).
  • 3. For topping, in a large bowl, combine the marshmallows, walnuts and chocolate chips. Sprinkle over top. Bake 4-6 minutes longer or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie equals 257 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.