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.
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’s got a similar Rocky Road Brownie 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.
- 1 box of your favorite brownie mix
- Amount of eggs, oil and water as recommended on box
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 2/3 cup toasted and coarsely chopped walnuts (or other nuts)
- 1 1/3 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.