Rocky Road Brownies
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (16 Tablespoons) Kerrygold butter, cut into 16 pieces
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used Ghirardelli, which is 60% cacao)
  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped roughly
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 5 large cage-free eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted almonds, chopped roughly
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with coconut oil or butter, line with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the butter, bittersweet, and unsweetened baking chocolate at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is all melted (this is slow going, but it keeps you from accidentally seizing the chocolate). Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed for 3-5 minutes, or until lifting the paddle from the bowl produces distinct ribbons.
  4. On low speed, beat in the slightly cooled melted chocolate.
  5. Add the salt and flour, mixing only until just combined.
  6. Remove bowl from mixer and gently fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Spread into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle marshmallows over the top and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly moist. If the marshmallows aren't browned enough for your taste, you can place the brownies under the broiler for a couple of minutes to toast them.
  9. Cool on a wire rack for at least an hour (preferably until completely cool) before slicing and serving.
Notes
*To toast the almonds, spread them on a baking sheet and pop them in the preheated oven while you’re working on the other preparations for about 10 minutes, or until they're fragrant. Be careful not to burn.
*Be sure the brownies are fully-cooled before you grip the parchment paper and yank them out. Otherwise, you'll be eating brownie trifle.
*If you’re impatient, you can pop the brownies in the freezer to cool faster. Frozen brownies, by the way, are actually really easy to cut.
Recipe by Poet in the Pantry at http://poetinthepantry.com/2014/01/29/rocky-road-brownies/