Rocky Road Brownies Recipe
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped nuts of your choice
1/3 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips then set aside. In a medium-large bowl, mix (by hand) melted butter, sugar, and vanilla until blended. Add one egg at a time mixing/beating well. Add flour, cocoa, and salt and stir the batter until fully incorporated making sure you scrape the sides of the bowl including the bottom. Spray an 8×8 square pan with non-stick spray. Spread brownie batter inside the pan as evenly as possible. Evenly distribute the marshmallows/chocolate/almond mixture all over the top of the brownie batter. Using the back of a clean spoon, gently press down the topping mixture into the batter just enough so the topping is slightly packed down. Bake for 30 minutes or until done. Marshmallows will have a slight crisp edges. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Brownies slice really nicely if completely cooled.
* These brownies are dense. Not cake-like or chewy. If you prefer a chewier brownie, substitute half the white sugar for brown.