Rocky Road Brownies

These Rocky Road Brownies bring a boxed brownie mix to the next level! All the flavors and textures of rocky road ice cream transformed into the most mouth-watering morsel – perfect for potlucks, bake sales, and after school snacks!

Brownies stacked on eachother

I’ve always liked boxed brownie mix. As a food scientist and avid baker, I’m not sure that’s something I should admit, but I do! They always turn out full of chocolate flavor, they’re moist (ugh – someone please come up with a better word), and deliciously chewy. I really like them super simple with a dusting of powdered sugar or thin layer of fudgy frosting. However, sometimes it’s fun to add a little more texture, more flavors, and bring the brownies to a whole new level!

When I named these “Rocky Road Brownies,” it got me reminiscing on my first job. The summer I was 15, I started working at the local ice cream shop – Korner Kremery. It was the cutest little place – full of cow decor everywhere (even the outside of the building was spotted like a cow!). Unfortunately, the building has since been remodeled, so all the cows have disappeared (sad, sad day).

I learned a lot working there….

  • Tie-dye shirts (our “uniform” at Korner Kremery) are the perfect camouflage for splattered hot fudge, waffle cone batter, strawberry syrup, and melted ice cream
  • Wearing brand new white tennis shoes in an ice cream shop is always a bad idea, even in you plan to be “super careful” that day
  • It is super annoying to walk into a restaurant/shop closing in 5 minutes and stay way past the closing time
  • Waffle cones are a whole lot more difficult that one could imagine – it’s truly an art!
  • And I learned that an ice cream shop is about the happiest place to go….I mean think about it – can you really be unhappy holding an ice cream cone?!

Ok, so of course I learned a whole lot more about life – working with others, working for a business owner, how to prioritize, how to run a cash register, how to deal with customers, and much more. People ask me if I ever got sick of ice cream while working there. Haha….is that even possible?! Maybe so, but not for me!

Anyway, no matter if you’re a fan of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cookies n cream, or rocky road ice cream, you’re sure to love these brownies! And I’m sure they’d be especially good with a scoop of ice cream on top….. 😉

Brownie with marshmallow and peanuts

Rocky Road Brownies

Kelsey
These Rocky Road Brownies bring a boxed brownie mix to the next level! All the flavors and textures of rocky road ice cream transformed into the most mouth-watering morsel – perfect for potlucks, bake sales, and after school snacks!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box brownie mix (18.3 oz)
  • 3 c mini marshmallows
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c light corn syrup
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 2 c Rice Krispies
  • 2 c salted peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the brownie mix according to the box instructions.  (Be sure that you’re preparing it in a 9×13 pan – some brownie mixes these days only fit an 8×8 square pan).
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and immediately put sprinkle the marshmallows over-top; return to the oven for 3 minutes.
  • While the brownies cool a bit, make the topping.  In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together the chocolate chips, corn syrup, butter.
  • Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until smooth.
  • Add the peanuts and Rice Krispies and stir until they are evenly coated.  
  • Carefully spoon the mixture over the marshmallow-covered brownies.  Use a rubber spatula or knife to spread it out evenly.
  • Cool the bars completely before cutting.  (You can put them in the fridge to help set the bars more quickly, but cut them before they harden too much!)
Keyword box mix, brownies, marshmallows, rocky road

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