I love browsing the recipes at the Joy of Baking website. She has a ton of chocolate recipes. I was headed to Chicago and wanted to make something to share with my friends up there. I gave them a choice, and they voted for the Rocky Road Brownies.
I thought I had unsweetened chocolate, but I didn’t. I’d already been to the store once, so I decided to use a cocoa substitution (3 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon oil for each ounce of unsweetened chocolate). I partially melted the butter, added the cocoa and oil, and melted it the rest of the way. The brownie batter came together easily – it was very simple. I baked them for 25 minutes, after which time you add the toppings that make them rocky road. In addition to marshmallows, I used almonds, pecans, and a mixture of semisweet and milk chocolate chips. This baked another five minutes to melt the marshmallows.
Everyone liked these. I personally was not too keen on them, but honestly, that’s simply because I don’t like Rocky Road that much. The brownie batter was very dark and dense – Alex called it a little bitter when he tasted it – but I think that it went well with the sweetness of the chocolate chips and marshmallows on top. If you like rocky road, give these brownies a try!