I had an idea of what I wanted, something that also used the bag of marshmallows I had on hand and the walnuts in my freezer. Rocky Road Brownies it was! I used a box of dark chocolate brownie mix and they were scrumptious! I will definitely be making these again! To quote one of my taste testers, “These brownies are Heaven”.
Rocky Road Brownies Recipe
Cook brownies according to instructions on the box (I made them in a 13″x9″ glass pan). When they are done baking, top with 1.5-2 cups of mini marshmallows, 3/4 cup of chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet) and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Put the brownies back in the oven for 5 minutes then remove and cool for an hour on the counter, then one more hour in the fridge.
I don’t have a lot of free time, so making desserts from scratch usually isn’t an option. Building on box mixes is a big time saver and can be a lot of fun. Ann Byrn has a great series of cookbooks that take common, convenient supermarket ingredients and turn them into meals and desserts that taste like they’re made from scratch.
What are your favorite “almost from scratch” desserts?