Rocky Road Fudge Bars
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Serves: 30
 
Rich, textured dessert with cream cheese and chocolate.
Ingredients
  • Base
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • Filling
  • 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened, reserving 2 oz. for frosting
  • ¼ cupbutter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons four
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Frosting
  • 2 cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup margarine or butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate, cut up
  • 2 oz. reserved cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 13×9 inch pan. In microwave bowl, melt ½ cup butter and 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate 30-60 seconds, stirring until smooth.
  2. Spoon flour into measuring cup. Add 1 cup flour and remaining base ingredients; mix well. Spread into greased dish.
  3. In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except chocolate chips. Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Spread over chocolate mixture; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake at a 350* F for 25 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top. Return to oven and bake an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in another glass dish, combine ¼ cup margarine, milk, 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate and reserved 2 oz. cream cheese; heat and stir until well blended. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour frosting over marshmallows and lightly swirl with knife to marble. Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.
Recipe by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke at http://test.kristendukephotography.com/rocky-road-fudge-bars/