Whenever brownie mix go on sale for $1/box, I stock up. Taking inventory of my pantry yesterday, I noticed that my brownie supply was beginning to make me look like a hoarder. So I decided to use up a few in my holiday baking lineup.
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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”.
1 box dark chocolate brownie mix
2 cups mini marshmallows
3/4 cup chocolate chips (semisweet if you want to stick with the dark chocolate theme)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cook brownies according to instructions on the box (I made them in a 13″x 9″ 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 it can be a lot of fun. Ann Byrn has a best-selling cookbook called, "The Cake Mix Doctor". It’s all about doctoring up packaged cake mix to make new and exciting desserts. By enhancing packaged cake mix with just the right additions, even the least confident baker can turn out signature desserts.
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