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Rocky Road Brownies

Brownies are great, but brownies topped with marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate drizzle? Now that’s something to get excited about.

Rocky Road Brownies are the perfect dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for an indulgent snack after dinner, these sweet treats will satisfy your craving in one bite.

Batch of Rocky Road Brownies cut and sitting on white parchment paper.

These irresistible brownies are loaded with chocolate goodness and topped with melted marshmallows, peanuts, and chocolate drizzle. They are easy to make from scratch and worth the effort.

Batch of Rocky Road Brownies and peanuts and chocolate chips on white parchment paper.

How To Make Rocky Road Brownies

For this homemade brownie recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  •  1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips

To make them, start by gathering all of your ingredients. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a recipe to discover that you are missing a key ingredient.

Next, preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Prepare an 8-inch square baker by lining it with parchment paper.

Combine the dry ingredients (salt, sugar, cocoa powder, and flour) in a large bowl. (Don’t you just love it when you only need 1 bowl to make a batch of brownies?!)

Add melted butter, eggs, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

Fold chocolate chips into the brownie batter. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake the brownies for 30 minutes or until the center is firm and does not jiggle. Remove the brownies from the oven.

Brownie Toppings

To make these homemade brownies Rocky Road Brownies, you have to add the toppings: marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanuts, and finished with a chocolate drizzle.

You want to top the brownies while they are still warm with a layer of marshmallows. Sprinkle the top with nuts and chocolate chips. Return the brownies to the oven and bake for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows start to toast lightly. Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to cool.

Homemade Chocolate Drizzle

For the chocolate drizzle, combine ¼ cup of melted butter, ¾ cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, and 1 tablespoon milk and mix until it is smooth. Drizzle over cooled brownies.

Drizzling chocolate on top of Rocky Road Brownies.

These brownies will satisfy your craving for something both salty and sweet.

Rocky Road Brownies with peanuts, marshmallows, and chocolate drizzle on parchment paper.

Save this recipe for later: print out the 2-page recipe below so that you can whip up a batch when you are ready and pin it to your Pinterest boards. I am betting that you will enjoy this sweet recipe better than the 26-page brownie recipe that the Pentagon holds dearly.

Batch of Rocky Road Brownies and peanuts and chocolate chips on white parchment paper.

Rocky Road Brownies

Lynda
These brownies are topped with marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate drizzle. They’re the perfect treat for any occasion!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 481 kcal

Equipment

  • 8-inch square baking dish

Ingredients
  

Brownie Batter

  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup chocolate chips

Toppings

  • 5 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • ½ cup peanuts chopped coarsely
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Drizzle

  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp milk or heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line an 8-inch square baker with parchment paper
  • Combine dry ingredients (salt, sugar, cocoa powder, and flour) in a large bowl.
  • Add melted butter, eggs, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  • Fold chocolate chips into the brownie batter.
  • Pour brownie batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until the center is firm and does not jiggle.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven. While still warm, top brownies with a layer of marshmallows. Sprinkle the top with nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Return the brownies to the oven and bake for 2-3 minutes or until marshmallows start to toast lightly. Remove from oven and allow brownies to cool.

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Combine ¼ cup melted butter, ¾ powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, and 1 tablespoon milk and mix until smooth. Drizzle over cooled brownies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownieCalories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 6gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 3gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 562IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brownies, chocolate
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Can you freeze brownies?

You can freeze most brownies and these should be no exception since you can also freeze marshmallows. Simply wrap brownies tightly in plastic wrap, place them in a freezer-safe zip-top bag, remove any excess air, seal, and freeze.

Close up of Rocky Road Brownies with peanuts and chocolate drizzle.

But who has leftover brownies to freeze? They always seem to disappear. KWIM?!

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