Rocky Road Bars…

One thing I absolutely love about being a food blogger is meeting all sorts of fantastic people from all over the world. Another thing I love is getting feedback and recipe recommendations from my readers…in my opinion it’s very cool when people take time out their hectic schedules to email me recipes that they think I will enjoy or to let me know about their successes with recipes from my blog! When a reader named Jenn, emailed me about a recipe for Rocky Road Bars, I knew I had to make them that day! They sounded amazing plus she said they were so addictive, it was necessary to give them away or run I would run the risk of eating them all! I did have to stop at the market on the way home from work to pick up a couple of ingredients, so I doubt this is something you can whip together with items in your pantry…unless of course yours is well-stocked. Next time I make these…yes, there will be a next time…I am going to try a graham cracker crust, this would make them like s’mores which would be the perfect summer bbq treat! Thanks so much to Jenn for leading me to this fantastic recipe! If ya have any tried and true recipes, I would love to hear from you! Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Notes: I did cut the frosting for this recipe in a half and simply drizzled over the bars.

Rocky Road Bars
Recipe Source: Betty Crocker

Cookie Base
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
1 egg
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/3 cup milk
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Set aside.
3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans. Spread over cookie dough base. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4. Bake 26 to 28 minutes or until filling is set. Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows. Bake 2 minutes longer.
5. In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in cocoa and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With wire whisk, gradually stir in powdered sugar until well blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans. Immediately pour over marshmallows, spreading gently to cover. Cool 30 minutes.
6. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

16 Responses to “Rocky Road Bars…”

  1. Donna — June 7, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my. Yum….total yummness! I can't wait to make them! Your recipes are THE best!


  2. Katrina — June 7, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Pure deliciousness!


  3. Marie F. — June 7, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    these look delicious, beautiful picture!


  4. Michelle — June 8, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Holy Cow! Those look awesomely delicious!


  5. Risa — June 8, 2009 at 7:13 am

    These really look incredible. I love your blog and everything you make!


  6. Pamela — June 8, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Wow! That looks very tempting. Graham crackers would be great, too.


  7. Lindsey — June 8, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Wow, those look amazing! I've already got something in the oven baking but I feel like I need to make those, too!


  8. The Food Librarian — June 8, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Yum! These look like a picture of deliciousness and summer fun!


  9. Ingrid — June 8, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Oh, boy this looks like one that will be a hit in my house and I'm all about the bars! Thank YOU for sharing!

    Btw, I made your spicy green beans! They were VERY good and the kids liked them. One of the twins thought they were too spicy, so next time I'll make certain to measure it out instead of adding my normal big pinch! I also added sliced fresh mushrooms and doubled the sauce. YUM!


  10. faith — June 8, 2009 at 11:31 am
  11. delovely — June 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Hooray! You made them! The graham cracker crush is a great idea, I'm going to try that soon :)


  12. oneshotbeyond — June 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    saving this, making this, loving this!

    I wonder if there's a way we can work cherries into these bars…mmmm mmm


  13. Maria — June 8, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wow those look good!


  14. Cristine — June 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Holy moly… those look good!


  15. Artistic Accents by Darla — June 11, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I just gained 5 lbs looking at these pictures! :)
    LOVE your blog!


  16. Ironstrawberry — June 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Omg! Fantastic! I am a chef to be and i love your blog… Congrats <3


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