As mentioned in Hayley’s recent (donut) post, often we visit with her she (politely) requests Urban Poser’s honey-sweetened Marshmallows accompany the visit. Matt has some sort of magic over Jenni’s marshmallows and they come out wonderfully perfect and puffy each time. So when I was talking with Bill & Hayley about visiting for their Gather Release Party and I offered to bring something for their dessert table I knew exactly what to expect. I wanted to bring two things, so I also checked with Diane and Aimee (my travel companion) and was enthusiastically encouraged to bring The Best Brownies from Beyond Bacon.
As I mulled over the idea of what would be easily transportable from the drive from Virginia to Pittsburgh and what would be fun to make, the thought struck me… with Jenni’s marshmallows already made, we could make Rocky Road Brownies! I floated the idea by my friends and everyone was on-board. Then Matt took the idea one step further, turning the idea into a chocolate-rich blondie, a recipe we’ve never yet made!
This recipe is really good. I forgot how much I love blondies, the last one I had was Elana’s before I stopped eating agave. And the marshmallow addition? Obviously, genius. It melts in and makes these supple and gooey. Then, add in chocolate chips and nuts and you get the rich crunch you want in a special treat!
Rocky Road Blondies
- 1/2 C maple syrup
- 1/3 C lard or palm shortening, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 C blanched almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 C cacao nibs, ground, but not powdered
- 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 C marshmallows, diced to 1/2″ square
- 1/2 C walnuts, chopped
- Whisk together the maple syrup and lard until combined.
- Add eggs and beat to incorporate.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the almond flour, baking soda and salt.
- Stir cacao nibs into the rest of the dry ingredients.
- Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet until a thick batter forms.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, marshmallows and walnuts.
- Pour batter into a greased or lined 9″ x 9″ baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
Credit to Aimee for photographing these treats, as I left my camera in Virginia!Pin It