Friday, June 6, 2008

Free Sale

I love garage sales! In fact, I think the only thing better than a great garage sale is a FREE sale. Meaning that people who are having a sale decide they are sick of sitting outside and give away all the unsold items for free. Pretty wonderful I must say! It was thanks to Saturday's free sale that I got the recipe for these tasty cookies. You should all probably try them...

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Base:
½ cup margarine or butter
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
¾ cup chopped nuts

Filling:
8-oz. package cream cheese softened (save 2-oz. for frosting)
¼ cup margarine or butter
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
¼ cup chopped nuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting:
2 cups mini marshmallows
¼ cup margarine or butter
¼ cup milk
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In large saucepan over low heat, melt ½ cup margarine or butter and 1 oz. chocolate, stirring constantly until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add 1 cup flour and remaining base ingredients; mix well. Spread in prepared pan.

In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except ¼ cup nuts and chocolate chips. Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy; stir in nuts. Spread over chocolate mixture; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top. Return to oven and bake an additional 2 minutes. In large saucepan over low heat, combine ¼ cup margarine, milk, 1 oz chocolate and reserved 2 oz. cream cheese, stirring until well blended. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour frosting over marshmallows and lightly swirl to marble with knife. Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.

4 comments:

THE JOLLEY FAMILY said...

Mmmmnnn.....looks good.... the photo of them is pretty great too.

THE JOLLEY FAMILY said...

Mmmmnnn.....looks good.... the photo of them is pretty great too.

paulandcherisvreeken said...

Haha... thank you for your post! I think I was having a really off week and I was home sick too. I'm really glad you posted me back.

Those brownies look amazing!!! As soon as I can eat chocolate again I'm totally making them!!!

stephanie said...

Try them...eat them...love them...

THEY'RE AMAZING!!!