Sometimes wonderful things are staring you right in the face and you don’t see them.
Take my husband, for instance. I knew him for 7 years before we even thought about dating. I mean, it’s not like I never noticed him. He was super adorable. How could I not? But for some reason, it just didn’t click for quite some time that he was the man I was meant to be with. Luckily, we both figured it out.
I feel the same way about these brownies, though on a slightly less major level. I’ve made brownies for years. I’ve loved rocky road anything for years. Why have I never done this?
These are incredible. Rich, fudgy (and gluten-free too, though you’ll never know it), dense brownies packed with marshmallows, walnuts and chocolate chips, topped off with more of the same. Let’s just say that if these brownies don’t do it for you, nothing will. I mean that most sincerely.
If you don’t have oat flour and have no problem with gluten, just use flour. I need to bake gluten-free a lot for Kenny (my aforementioned soul mate) so that he doesn’t start eating the kids’ snacks and get sick. But you can use flour. Either way, you won’t notice a difference!
If you can wait to cut these, I’ll admire your restraint. If you can’t, you’ll get a lot of melty chocolate and marshmallow pulling at your knife. I managed to hold back until all was cool, but I had the pictures to think of. You have no such restriction!
If you’ve ever had anything staring you in the face for years before you finally saw the light, you need to make these. This recipe is easy, quick, fun and the best moment of enlightenment I’ve had this month!
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oat flour (labeled gluten-free)
1/2 cup walnuts, divided
1 cup mini marshmallows, divided
3/4 cup chocolate chips, divided
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8 X 8 pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the cocoa into the melted butter until it dissolves. Add the sugar and stir again. When the sugar is incorporated, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Add the salt and flour, mixing until just combined. Fold in half the walnuts, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle on the remaining walnuts, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes more until the marshmallows are toasted and the brownies are done.
- Allow the brownies to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.