I finally got to use one of my Christmas presents, this wonderful book of chocolate death (Nestle Chocolate 3 Cookbooks in 1). The perfect present for anyone trying to eat healthier… at least that’s what I pretended when I ate way too many of these brownies/bars/cookies/whatever you want to call them.
This was actually the first time I even opened that book. I knew that once I got past the first page I would find about 4 dozen recipes that I needed to make immediately. A random page turn landed me on these rocky road bars and the rest was history.
I had to make some sort of dessert to bring to a game night… although at this specific game night there was a severe lack of game playing. When I hear game night I expect to be playing something that makes me look like a complete idiot, whether it’s Pictionary (I can’t draw) or Scattegories (I don’t remember what this game is, but I know I’m awful at it).
Back on point, these brownies looked like they would fit the bill for this social event. They took about 30 minutes to make, were quite cheap, and consisted mostly of ingredients that were in my pantry. The only thing that was missing was an infusion of peanut butter in there somewhere… although I suppose not EVERY dessert needs peanut butter.
I’m sure you could shave off another 5 minutes of effort by buying your favorite (Ghiradelli’s) box of brownie mix… but the time commitment is so low I wouldn’t even bother.
Want to know a secret? I’ve never once ate Rocky Road ice cream… but maybe I will start. These brownies showed me how good that combo of sweets can be.
All of the ingredients of the ever classic Rocky Road ice cream loaded on top of a soft, chewy brownie base.