Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Too much food, too little time

Usually I save my food-related posts for our food for thought friday but lately I've found myself cooking way too much or trying too many tasty dishes to leave it just for the end of the week. (Okay, that and I have serious writer's block tonight and chocolate is always the answer.)

A week or so ago we tried this super simple recipe for rocky road brownies. They were a big hit, especially the next day. Someone on Twitter asked if something was still homemade if it started from a box. As far as I'm concerned, if you add even one little ingredient not listed on the baking directions then yes, it is definitely homemade!

Though this batch of brownies isn't quite as decadent and delicious as my grandad's rocky road fudge recipe, it works in a pinch...and by pinch I mean when you're craving something super chocolaty with a few marshmallows, walnuts, chocolate and caramel thrown in. Enjoy! (Note: I don't have step-by-step photos; I'm still learning how to work a digital camera while licking the spoon and the bowl. Sorry!)

Rocky Road Brownies
1 box of your favorite brownie mix along with ingredients to make the brownies
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups marshmallows
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or peanuts
Caramel sundae sauce

Mix brownies according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips and then bake brownies according to package directions. When done remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips, marshmallows and peanuts. Drizzle with caramel sauce. Cool completely and then eat the whole dang pan.

"Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list, put 'eat chocolate.' Now, you'll get at least one thing done today." ~Gina Haye


Tanner Christensen said...

Those can't be healthy. :)

Look delicious though, as does everything you post here!

Quinn said...

I want to eat your pic. YUM!! Looks so amazing!! Your photog skills are really improving! Once I teach you some editing skills in photoshop you'll be ROCKIN' the house! :) xoxo

Emily Hill said...

Tanner, anything with chocolate I consider "healthy." (It's about the antioxidants, right? :) And Quinn, thanks for the vote of confidence. I have a long way to go!