Are you ready to try something that will make your taste buds go crazy?
Honestly. I didn't know how these would turn out when I made them, but the end result was to die for. I based the brownie recipe off of this recipe from Buns In My Oven - talk about delicious. I did make a couple changes, like omitting the espresso powder and using whole wheat bread flour instead (it was all I had!), and they were great. They are so incredibly fudgey. You have no idea.
People eyes were actually rolling when they tried these. There may have been some moaning, too (seriously!). I even had some of my residents knocking on my door to try them. Have you ever had a brownie that good?
I didn't think so.
Rocky Road Brownies
Makes one 9 x 13 pan of brownies
1 cup butter (I used Earth Balance)
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 T. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat bread flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinkling on top
1 jar Smuckers marshmallow topping
A handful of raw pecans, chopped
1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.
2. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
3. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
4. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
5. Pour into prepared pan. Take the jar of Smuckers marshmallow topping and pour it all over the tops of brownies. Using a fork, swirl the topping into the batter until you see different swirls everywhere!
6. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
7. Bake for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack. DON'T OVERCOOK! And make sure to check these around 30 minutes, because timing could be between 30-50 minutes.
Try them and let me know what you think!