Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

A very happy new year to my family and friends!

Here's a slice of Rocky Road Brownie to celebrate the first day of year 2009.

Recipe taken from The Cookie Bible :
Makes about 20 brownies

1 1/4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
1 cup Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (I used Pecans)
1/2 cup Butter or Margarine
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt

  • Heat oven to 350F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Stir together marshmallows, chocolate chips and nuts; set aside.
  • Melt butter. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs, beating with spoon until well blended. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • Bake 22 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips mixture over top. Continue baking 5 minutes, or until marshmallows have softened and puffed slightly.
  • Cool completely. With wet knife, cut into squares.

The aroma from the baking was irresistable.
My little boy stopped playing and declared that he was hungry!

The little one has a sweet tooth, and he likes the sweetness of the brownie.
However, I found the brownie a little too sweet for my taste buds. In fact, I cut down the amount of sugar used, from 1 cup to 3/4 cup. The next time I bake it, I will use less chocolate chips and marshmallows. To use bittersweet chocolate chunks instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips. A small slice of brownie is enjoyable, but a big slice is a little too overwhelming.

... A sweet start to a new year =)


Happy Homebaker said...

What lovely brownies! I always wanted to try making rocky road brownies but have never gotten down to it. My kids love brownies. Happy New Year!

PiggyMummy said...

Hi Happy Homebaker!
Thank you for dropping by =)
My boys love brownies too.
Happy New Year to you!

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