I recently had the opportunity to participate in a recipe exchange through Collective Bias. I exchanged with Holly from I Like it Frantic and she gave me the recipe to these yummy Rocky Road Bars and I gave her my mom’s recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Bars!
1/2 cup Parkay margarine
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup all purpose or unbleached flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened, reserving 2 oz. for frosting
1/4 cup Parkay margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup Parkay
1/4 cup milk
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, cut up
Reserved cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13×9-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.
See my Walmart shopping trip and exactly how I made these bars (and what mistake I made) by watching my story on whrrl!
Disclosure: This recipe was slightly altered from Rocky Road Fudge Bars from pillsbury.com. I was compensated by Collective Bias to participate in this recipe exchange, however my opinions and experiences are 100% my own.