I didn’t have time to bake from scratch this morning, so I took advantage of some boxed mix and made these brownie mix Rocky Road Brownies.
Brownie Mix Rocky Road vs. Scratch
I wasn’t expecting them to be that great, but they were delicious. Or maybe I was just craving that instant brownie mix flavor of my youth? If you have some brownie mix on hand, this a good recipe. If you have a little more time, Martha Stewart has a similar version from scratch.
Update: It's been a while since I posted this. Since then I've made (at least) dozens of different scratch brownies, but I still like these doctored brownie mix brownies. The not-too-rich brownie mix base is the perfect foil for the gooey topping. If you like the idea of Rocky Road Brownies but aren't convinced this is the recipe for you, here's another good recipe which uses peanut butter -- Peanut Butter Rocky Road Brownies
Brownie Mix Rocky Road Brownies
- 1 box of your favorite brownie mix
- Amount of eggs oil and water as recommended on box
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- ⅔ cup toasted and coarsely chopped walnuts or other nuts
- 1 ⅓ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
- Prepare and bake the brownie mix as directed on the package.
- While brownies bake, mix together the marshmallows, nuts and a little less than a cup of the chocolate chips (you’ll be saving some for the end).
- About 5 minutes before the brownies are supposed to be done, sprinkle marshmallow mixture over the top. Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes or until marshmallows puff up.
- Remove from oven. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over top of hot brownies and if you’d like, Sprinkle on some more walnuts so that everything appears balanced.
- Let cool at room temperature for about an hour. Transfer to the refrigerator for another hour to set the chips.
- Lift the brownies from the pan and cut into squares.