Cookies & Candies

Rocky Road Bars

1st Part:

1/2 cup butter or margarine (do not use any margarine that contains corn oil)

1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla (real)

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts)

In a saucepan, melt butter & chocolate.  Blend in sugar, eggs, & vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in nuts and spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

2nd Part: Filling

6 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup soft butter or margarine (no corn oil)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

3 cups marshmallows

Combine cream cheese, butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, & 2 tablespoons flour.  Beat until smooth & fluffy in a small mixer bowl.  Stir in nuts and spread over the chocolate layer.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Sprinkle with marshmallows and bake 2 minutes longer ( watch carefully, you just want the marshmallows to be soft).

3rd Part: Frosting – Make this while the rest is baking!

1/4 cup butter

1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate

2 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup milk

1 pound box powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small pan melt butter & chocolate.  Add cream cheese & milk.  Add powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth & creamy.  Then blend in vanilla.  Spread over marshmallows while they are still warm from being in the oven.  After frosted, let cool on a cake rack.

Donna Venardos

Thousand Oaks, CA

My mom makes this every year to take to Grandma’s house at Christmas.  You know Christmas is getting close when she starts making them!

– Jamie

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