Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Baking My Way: Rocky Road Fudge Bar


 I don't normally like recipes that have so many steps because when I bake I usually don't have a lot of time or patience but that's another thing I'm trying to work on with this project- take my time, and follow the steps exactly and just relax and bake. It's working out pretty well so far and I enjoyed making this. And wow, do these taste good! I've had rocky road ice cream before and didn't like it but I think that's because it wasn't pieces of the bar in chocolate ice cream (which I'm going to do because I now have an ice cream maker!!!) and I've had other people's rocky road and wasn't a huge fan but I LOVE this recipe and will most defiantly be baking this again!!


This bar gets a 5 out of 5 from me! It's now one of my favorites!

INGREDIENTS

Base
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup Flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cup chopped nuts


Filling
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened, reserving 2 oz. for frosting
1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows


Frosting
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/4 cup milk
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, cut up
Reserved cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


DIRECTIONS
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup margarine and 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in 1 cup flour and all remaining base ingredients; mix well. Spread in greased and floured pan.
  • In small bowl, combine 6 oz. of the cream cheese, 1/4 cup margarine, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg; beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Stir in 1/4 cup nuts. Spread over chocolate mixture; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 2 minutes.
  • While marshmallows are baking, in large saucepan, combine 1/4 cup margarine, milk, 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate and reserved 2 oz. cream cheese. Cook over low heat, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour frosting over puffed marshmallows and lightly swirl with knife to marble. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

14 comments:

  1. These look awesome! From what I can tell the linky is working... hope the problem fixes itself!

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  2. Oh my heck!!! These look amazing! We'll be making these FOR SURE!!!

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  3. I thought for sure I had already commented on this one, but I guess I must have been interrupted. It's making me wish I had some to savor right now. Thank you for also linking with Joy of Desserts, Amanda.

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  4. wow! those looks and sound AMAZING!!!!!!

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  5. Oh that looks delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll have to give these a try.

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  6. This recipe looks delicious! I'm doing a link party and would love it if you'd post one of your awesome looking recipes.

    http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/2011/05/whisking-wednesdays-3.html

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  7. ummm.. I love fudge (not like) LOVE. Just stopping by from Made from Scratch Tuesday and I wanted to invite you to my Iron Chef Challenge the themed ingredient this month is ham. Link up a recipe and you'll have a chance to win a prize. Hope you can join in the fun!!!

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  8. They look too good to be true! hehe I would love it if you could stop by Heck Fridays today(Thursday) and post it on our first link party!

    http://www.heckfridays.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you soon!!!

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  9. This is a fantastic recipe. It is filled with all kinds of goodness. I am hoping you will link this my brand new linky, Bake with Bizzy.

    http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2011/05/bake-with-bizzy.html

    I don't think your linky is working for Savory Sunday. I will be back to check.

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  10. Looks like you've been really busy and you have some winners here. I love anything that has marshmallows thrown in. Heavenly! Thanks for posting on Sweet Indulgences Sunday on A Well-Seasoned Life!

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  11. That's one heck of a first photo in this post. I'm ready to drool!

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  12. Your posts always make me so hungry! Just look at those melty marshmallows :)

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  13. These look so good! The photo is making me want to make these right now, but the little voice in the back of my head keeps telling me I'll eat the whole pan if I do. Hmmm...who's going to win?

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