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Rocky Road Fudge Bars

This chocolatey, nutty, creamy layered bar is a standard at every family barbecue and summer holiday party and will be for years to come. My mom clipped it from a newspaper or magazine twenty-something years ago and it's been only lightly adapted. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients

For the brownie

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

For the filling

  • 6 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the frosting

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.

For the brownie

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in flour. Add remaining base ingredients and mix well. Spread evenly into prepared pan.

For the filling

  1. In a small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except for chocolate chips and pecans. Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly over brownie base layer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows and bake 2 more minutes.

For the frosting

  1. In a large saucepan, prepare your frosting. Over low heat, melt butter, cream cheese, milk, and chocolate. Whisk in remaining frosting ingredients until smooth and immediately drizzle evenly over your Rocky Road Fudge Bars. Let cool to room temperature and then chill until firm.