These rocky road brownies are topped with marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chips, aka filled with rocky road deliciousness!
If you love rocky road ice cream and fudgy brownies, you'll love this rocky road brownies recipe. They're a bit like your favorite ice cream, but in the form of a rich and decadent brownie!
The rocky road topping has gooey marshmallows, chopped nuts, and chocolate chips. You can serve them as is or top with vanilla ice cream for a match made in heaven.
There is quite a bit of wiggle room to make these rocky road brownies to your tastes. Change up the type of nuts to your favorite and same with the chocolate chips.
You'll love how easy these brownies are to make.
These brownies are great to bring to a summer pot luck or even as a holiday dessert. They are a bit different than the normal desserts.
Best Nuts to Use
You'll notice in the picture I used peanuts for this recipe. While you can use peanuts, you can also use almonds or walnuts.
They will all be delicious, but obviously slightly change the flavor depending on which nut you choose.
If you lightly roast the nuts, you'll find it adds a depth of flavor you wouldn't get otherwise.
You can use a brownie box mix instead of making your brownies from scratch if you're in a hurry. You'll make the mix according to the package directions, then finish the brownies off with the topping and drizzle. Still delicious, but saves you time.
You can use whatever your favorite chocolate chips are. I used a mixture of milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips, but you can use gluten free chips, dark chocolate chips, etc. as well.
1 cups granulated sugar
⅓ cups cocoa powder
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, brought to room temperature
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cups all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup milk chocolate chips
5 oz mini marshmallows or about 3 cups miniature marshmallows
½ cups nuts, (used peanuts) chopped
¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp whipping cream
8x8 square pan
How to Make
Pre heat oven to 350°F.
Grease an 8x8 pan with either nonstick cooking spray or with butter . You can also line the pan with parchment paper .
In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients: salt, sugar, cocoa powder and flour until combined.
Melt butter on low heat in a small saucepan or in the microwave.
Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla to flour mixture, beating until smooth.
Fold in chocolate chips and then spread chocolate mixture evenly in prepared pan.
Bake for 30 mins.
Cover the top of the brownie base with mini marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips.
Bake for 4 mins to roast the marshmallows.
In a small bowl mix all ingredients for the drizzle together. Add drizzle to a pastry bag or a zip lock bag and snip off a corner. Drizzle over warm brownies.
Let cool on a wire rack before cutting.
Rocky Road Brownies
- 8x8 baking dish
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup butter melted
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp milk chocolate chips
- 5 oz mini marshmallows
- ½ cup nuts chopped
- ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup butter melted
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease 8x8 pan.
- In a large bowl mix salt, sugar, cocoa powder and flour until combined.
- Add in melted butter, eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips and then spread evenly in pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove brownies from oven and cover them with mini marshmallows, nuts and chocolate chips.
- Bake for 4 minutes to roast marshmallows.
- In a small bowl mix all ingredients for the drizzle. Drizzle over warm brownies.
- Let cool before cutting.