This is another favorite recipe from my cherished grocery-store-check-out Pillsbury cookbooks.  I’ve been making this since all four of my daughters were still at home.  It takes some preparation, but oh, so worth it!

Chocolate, nuts, marshmallows–and chocolate.  What’s not to love?

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Ingredients

  • BASE:
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 oz (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • FILLING:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (reserve 2 oz for frosting)
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tb flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 oz (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Oven: 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour 13 x 9 inch pan.
  3. In large saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup margarine or butter and 1 oz chocolate, stirring constantly until well blended.
  4. Add 1 cup flour and remaining base ingredients. Mix well. Spread in prepared pan.
  5. In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except 1/4 cup nuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  7. Stir in nuts.
  8. Spread over chocolate mixture.
  9. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
  10. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top. Return to oven and bake an additional 2 minutes.
  12. In large saucepan over low heat, combine 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 1 oz chocolate and reserved 2 oz of cream cheese, stirring until well blended.
  13. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth.
  14. Immediately pour frosting over marshmallows and lightly swirl to marble with knife.
  15. Cool. Cut into bars.

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I’m a wife to one, mom to four, grandmother to eight. . . and a romance novel writer! After publishing 14 western historical romances with traditional publishers, I self-published a contemporary romance before embarking on my new 1920s historical romantic suspense series, The Secret Six. Please do visit my website, www.pamcrooks.com, to learn more about my books, all available on Amazon as well as most other online booksellers.

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