Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rocky Road Brownies

Meet my hubby...

I kid you not when I tell you that he eats a bowl of ice cream 
Right before amazes me.
According to him, he has to or else he'll lose weight. 
And he always claims this with a smirk on his face.
Ridiculous...I know.  
Regardless, I love him to bits.

Now I'm not a huge dessert/chocolate person, but my hubby happens to enjoy both of these things.  So this little treat is for him. 
A few things to note: literally the roasted marshmallows on the top of the brownies are absolutely essential.  They tasted like sitting around a campfire, it was perfect for this wintery day.
Another note: I would not walk away from them while they are under the broiler or within nano-seconds you will have a charred firey mess in your oven. With that said...Enjoy*

{Rocky Road Brownies}
Recipe compliments of Joythebaker
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup butter
2 Tablespoons strong coffee or water
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups minature marshmallows
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease & flour a 9 or 10" baking pan.  Set aside.
Combine butter & cocoa powder in small bowl & place over a pot of simmering water. 
Make sure that the simmering water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.  Add the coffee or water & stir to melt the ingredients. 
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs & the sugar.  Add the vanilla extract.  When the butter and chocolate have melted & come together, slowly stir the chocolate mixture into the sugar mixture.  
Add the flour, baking powder & salt.  Stir to combine.  Fold in the nuts.

Pour the batter in the pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.  Bake for 18-25 minutes. Remove from the oven & set the oven to broiler.  Sprinkle the top of the hot brownies with miniature marshmallows.  Once the broiler is heated, place the brownies on an upper shelf close to the broiler heat.  Stand there.  Don't move.  The marshmallows will brown within 1 to 2 minutes.  I mean quick.   Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature before cutting.  

Use hot running water to clean the knife blade after each slice into the cooled brownie.  This should help the marshmallow not stick to the knife blade.  

1 comment:

  1. Yum...certainly not for dieters, however. Does Todd know he's a star in your blog?