Rocky Road Bars

 
It’s the beginning of the year; which means I’ve resolved to lose weight, just like I do EVERY NEW year. It’s hard though, because my older kids love to make treats, and I love that they want to spend time with me so here we are…
 
On an unrelated note, I know we could make healthy snacks, but where’s the fun in that? 
 
These are rich and decadent, and full of yummy goodness. You’ll want to give your diet a break too…
 
Rocky Road Bars (makes large 9 bars)

 

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semisweet
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Line with foil or parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; spray the paper with more cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan and add cocoa. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, beaten egg, flour, milk, and almond extract until combined.Gently fold in 1/2 of your mini marshmallows, almonds and chocolate chips. 
  3. Pour evenly into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle remaining marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips on the top. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for about 1 hour.  Lift bars from pan using the overhang; cut into 12 bars. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.

 

Jessica

 

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6 thoughts on “Rocky Road Bars”

  1. LOL! You're 3 for 3 with me today! I dropped by and loved the first post, so I went to the second, and then I saw this! OMG! I think I'm in love. You are going to be solely responsible for the shopping trip I'm going to have to make, my jeans will be screaming for mercy after I make all these!

  2. These look AMAZING … and totally worth skipping the healthy treats for. I mean, it's still sweatshirt season anyway ;]

    Thanks for sharing at the Tips & Tricks party. That's how I found this post. Be sure to come back again on Monday!

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