February 13, 2013

Rocky Road Brownies

My aunt gifted us with this delicious dessert-in-a-jar for Christmas, but we only recently cleared the pantry of all the holiday food so I didn’t get around to using it until now. I’m glad I waited because these things turned out to be the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Whether you give the jar and accompanying recipe as a gift or whip up a batch for yourself, you will want to make time for them this week.

Ingredients included in the mason jar:
1 cup sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup miniature marshmallows (wrapped in plastic wrap and put in as the final layer in the jar, reserved until after the mixture has baked in the oven)

To this, you add the following wet ingredients:
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Lightly grease an 8” x 8” baking pan
  • Remove marshmallows from the jar and set aside
  • Add the wet ingredients to the remaining jar ingredients and stir until well mixed
  • Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set
  • Sprinkle the top of the brownies with the reserved marshmallows
  • Place the pan back in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the marshmallows puff up and slightly melt
  • Cool in the pan on a wire rack
  • Pour a big glass of milk and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Those brownies were delish!