Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

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Rocky Road Brownies from Diethood
This started off as a typical morning; feed baby, start coffee, turn on laptop, open up blog, and boom! Not so typical anymore. My laptop is about to go to “sleep” and it won’t wake-up until I can find/buy another charging adapter. Guess what? Best Buy doesn’t carry the adapter… I have to order it from Sony and wait for it to arrive sometime this week.
Should I tell you what happened to the adapter? My three-year old broke it. She kicked my laptop off the couch, and the thingamajigger that sits at the end of the charging adapter and attaches to the computer broke off. It was an accident, of course.

My fault for leaving my laptop there, unattended.

Now it’s either, steal my husband’s laptop or use the touchpad. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to do actual work on the touchpad. I just use that to browse food blogs and Pinterest while trying to put the baby to sleep at night. Priorities.

Rocky Road Brownies from Diethood
But, we’re here to talk about Brownies, and not my technical difficulties.

Do you know how good these brownies were? You can imagine; there’s chocolate, there’s walnuts, marshmallows, butterscotch chips… The best thing is the texture. These brownies are gooey, chewy, crunchy,  fudgy…oh how I wish I had a pan of them right about now.

Then there’s the better part – I made them with a Brownie mix! Chaching!

A couple of friends were coming over, I felt pressed for time, so I went to the local grocer to pick up some fruit and then a light bulb went off – Baking aisle here I come! Once I stepped in there, the Pillsbury box just took me in, it was like a magnetic attraction, and I had to have that box.

The only thing left to do was come up with a topping because I don’t like bare brownies. It can be powdered sugar on top, as long as they are not bare. And walnuts in a brownie are almost always a must for me. Thus a quick scan of my pantry led me to the walnuts, then to the marshmallows, and finally the idea of rocky road started to come together.

 Rocky Road Fudge Brownies from Diethood
Just to note, you can use as much or as little marshmallows as you want, and make sure that your topping is ready to be added to the brownies once the brownies have been in the oven for 25 minutes.

Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 89


  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips , divided
  • 2 cups colored miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Prepare brownies following the directions on the box.
  • Grease an 8x8 pan and line with parchment paper; pour in the batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

In the meantime prepare your topping.

  • Take out the brownies and layer with half of the butterscotch chips.
  • Add the marshmallows, walnuts, the rest of the butterscotch chips, and the dark chocolate chips.
  • Put the pan back in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the marshmallows have started to melt.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and completely cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Rocky Road Fudge Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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23 Responses
  1. Judy

    Do you think these would taste as wonderful if I used sugar free/fat free Pillsbury fudge brownie mix? Not sure what you add to it since I’ve never purchased these before but thought maybe it would bring the points down??? What do you think??


  2. Ashton @ Denver Limousine Rental

    I am making these for my Co-workers with no questions! I cannot wait! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  3. baker street

    Oh my! I would love to begin every morning with these bars! You totally took these bars to the next level! They look absolutely delicious! Good luck with the computer!

  4. Lora @cakeduchess

    hahaha! Roxy is so funny. I’ll bring mine too and sneak some from her;)These look so good and I hope the girls are feeling better today.:)

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    lol… I just read Roxana’s comment. Funny but true! I’ll do the same after her! My son loves rocky road and he continues to request to buy the ice cream or take him to the ice cream shop. Your brownies look so good! Hope you you get your computer time back! 🙂

  6. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    If i come over will you make these for me? I can bring my laptop and let you work while I stuff my face with the whole pan.

  7. Ramona

    These brownies look amazing! I’m sorry to hear about your adapter. My puppy ate my brand new camera USB cord. I about freaked. Thank goodness my hubby calmed me down… and ordered a new one. Life…LOL!

  8. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies)

    These brownies look so festive! Rocky Road was one of my favorite flavors growing up–love this!

  9. Kristy

    Very clever idea! Way to take a standard dessert up several notches. I’m sure your friends enjoyed these. Good luck with the computer fix.

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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