Thursday, April 25, 2013

Recipe: Rocky Road Brownie Bars

Weekends are perfect for baking, and as a matter of fact, I never fail to make a mess in the kitchem every weekend afternoon. But what a beautiful chocolatey mess it was, when I tried out Laura Vitale's (big fan of her!) version of Rocky Road Brownie Bars. I made small alterations to the already perfect recipe, as my family members have no sweet tooth. Anyway! It has an irresistible gooey consistency, and what brings the seemingly normal brownie bars to another level are the addition of soft mini-marshmallows, crunchy walnuts, and everyone's favourite chocolate chips! Rocky Road style!

Bake it, and try not to awe at its wonderfulness.




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Difficulty: Medium
Makes 8 brownie bars (or 16 squares)

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
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Steps

1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Butter or spray an 8-inch square baking dish with non stick cooking spray and lay the bottom with baking paper.

2. Melt 3/4 cup of chocolate chips in a small bowl and melt in the microwave/oven.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar, add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in the melted chocolate and beat until smooth.

4. Beat in the dry flour mixture and spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan.

5. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly sticky.

6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle evenly with the marshmallows, remaining chocolate chips and walnuts. 

7.Return to oven for 3 minutes or until the marshmallows begin to melt.

8. Let them cool for about 30 minutes, before cutting into bars.

9. Serve warm with a good scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with melted dark chocolate.



View Original Recipe here.