Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

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.

Rocky Road Brownies

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?

Rocky Road Brownies

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.

Rocky Road Brownies

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!

Rocky Road Brownies

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!

Rocky Road Brownies

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!


Rocky Road Brownies


1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8 X 8 pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle on the remaining walnuts, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes more until the marshmallows are toasted and the brownies are done.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin N Spice

    Isn’t it funny how things are just staring at you smack dab in the face and you don’t realize that till later? Luckily it all worked out for you and your husband! πŸ™‚ I’m loving your idea to combine rocky road and brownies, Mir! What a great dessert mashup! These look so rich and delicious!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I’m big on dessert mashups, too. I can’t just have a plain brownie anymore!

  2. Hannah

    These look unreal!!!
    Ugh, I’ll be baking these ASAP

    1. Mir

      Hope they turn out well, Hannah! I kind of can’t stop eating my batch.

  3. Danielle

    Don’t you love when you come up with great ideas like these brownies! These are genius! I love rocky road too, never would have thought to make them into brownies. I need to try these soon!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Danielle! I love rocky road ice cream so much. And fudge. And now these brownies!

  4. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    These look amazing, I think it would be tough to wait to cut into these! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Stacey! I do have a hard time waiting. But you don’t get nice sharp edges if you don’t wait!

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    My husband would totally love these. He is obsessed with rocky road and he loves brownies too, so what a perfect combination!
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    1. Mir

      I am really looking forward to my after-work snack, Dannii!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Is there anything better than chocolate and marshmallow together? These brownies look perfect Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Trish! You are definitely the expert at perfect desserts!

  7. Manali @ CookWithManali

    These brownies look so incredible Mir! Can I have one please? I’m seriously drooling!
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    1. Mir

      Are you in DC right now, Manali? πŸ™‚ I wish I could share!

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Seven years?! That’s awesome you guys foudn your way to each other πŸ™‚ Rocky road ice cream was always my fave… these brownies look awesome πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Aww, thanks, Medha! I love it, too! Good rocky road ice cream is hard to beat.

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Oh my gosh those look to die for!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Dorothy!

  10. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    the gooey, the sticky, the soft, and the crunchy! you covered it ALL!!!! these look fabulous Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! I’m a total texture fanatic.

  11. Isadora @ she likes food

    That is awesome that you and your husband knew eachother for so long first! These brownies look amazing and I think it is time I get to know them! πŸ™‚ I also love that you used oat flour! I just started experimenting with it and I love it! Pinning!
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    1. Mir

      Ha! You should, Isadora! And thanks for pinning!

  12. Mary Frances

    Whoa, just whoa. Mir, these are being pinned and made. I truly can’t believe they are gluten free (just look at all that fudginess!!) and the marshmallow/chocolate combo is amazing. Double thumbs up!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, buddy! You need to try them and get back to me. I think oat flour is the way to go!

  13. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Why, hello decadent rocky road brownies. I want to devour you!!! πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      I talk to my food, too. πŸ™‚

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