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Rocky Road Brownies with Ganache

You just have to try this recipe for rocky road brownies. Or you might know them as Mississippi mud brownies. This is the ultimate rocky road recipe topped with a homemade chocolate ganache for brownies.

 
rocky road brownies, chocolate ganache for brownies
 
Sometimes you just gotta be bad and if you gonna be bad, you must be really bad.   If I am gonna cheat a little and have chocolate, I am going all out with these ultimate rocky road recipe for brownies.   
 
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Mississippi mud brownies, chocolate ganache for brownies
 

These brownies are made from scratch and then topped with mini marshmallows, pecans and a homemade chocolate ganache for brownies.  These are also referred to as Mississippi Mud Brownies and they are rich and sinfully delicious.

 

What’s in this ultimate rocky road recipe:

 

Ultimate rock road recipe ingredients

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz baking chocolate (4 squares)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • ganache recipe below

 

How to make Rocky Road Brownies:

 

 

Preheat your oven to 350° F and grease a 9″ x 9″ baking dish and set aside.   Place the baking chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.  Heat for 30 seconds, stir well, and reheat again as needed, stirring between each reheating. 
 
adding eggs to the brownie mixture
 
Whisk the butter and chocolate mixture until completely smooth.  Then break your eggs in a separate bowl and add to the mixture.  Whip well. 
 
adding sugar to the brownies
 
Whisk in the sugar and again whip well.  Measure out your flour and…
 
Mixing the flour in the rocky road brownies
 
Add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined and there are no dry ingredients showing. Pour the brownie batter into your prepared 9 X 9  baking dish.
 
Cooked rocky road recipe for brownies
 
Place in preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean with just a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven and place on a trivet or cooling rack. 
 
Topping for Mississippi Mud brownies
 
Place the pecans on a baking dish and toast in the oven for 5 minutes until fragrant.   Scatter the mini marshmallows and toasted pecans on top of the brownies.
 

What’s in chocolate ganache:

 

ingredients for chocolate ganache for brownies

 
Ganache Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar, as needed
  • 4-6 Tablespoons cocoa powder, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

How to Make Ganache for Brownies:

 

Rocky Road brownies with ganache for brownies
 
Combine the butter, milk, 4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder and 4 cups of the powdered sugar in a large saucepan and set over medium heat.   Bring the mixture to a boil for 4-5 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Taste and adjust with additional cocoa powder and sugar, if desired.   Pour the hot ganache over the brownies.
 
Rocky Road brownies with ganache for brownies
 
Let the ganache set for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight before attempting to cut the brownies.   After cooled cut into 9 brownies.   So whether you call them Mississippi mud brownies or  Rocky Road Brownies they are delish! 
 

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Rocky Road Brownies

You just have to try this recipe for rocky road brownies. Or you might know them as Mississippi mud brownies. This is the ultimate rocky road recipe topped with a homemade chocolate ganache for brownies.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling time1 d
Total Time1 d 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ganache for brownies, Mississippi mud brownies, Recipe for rocky road brownies., rocky road brownies., ultimate rocky road recipe
Servings: 9
Calories: 832kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

For the Brownies

For the ganache

Instructions

For the Brownies

  • Preheat your oven to 350° F and grease a 9″ x 9″ baking dish and set aside.
  • Place the baking chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, stir well, and reheat again as needed, stirring between each reheating.
  • Whisk the butter and chocolate mixture until completely smooth. Then break your eggs in a separate bowl and add to the mixture. Whip well.
  • Whisk in the sugar and again whip well. Add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined and there are no dry ingredients showing.
  • Pour the brownie batter into your prepared 9 X 9 baking dish. And place in preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean with just a few crumbs attached.
  • Remove from oven and place on a trivet or cooling rack.
  • Place the pecans on a baking dish and toast in the oven for 5 minutes until fragrant. Scatter the mini marshmallows and toasted pecans on top of the brownies.

For the Ganache

  • Combine the butter, milk, 4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder and 4 cups of the powdered sugar in a large saucepan and set over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil for 4-5 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Taste and adjust with additional cocoa powder and sugar, if desired. Pour the hot ganache over the brownies.
  • Let the ganache set for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight before attempting to cut the brownies. Cut into 9 Rocky Road brownies.

Notes

you can stir additional milk chocolate chips into the brownies after the flour stage, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 832kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 104g | Vitamin A: 908IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 4mg

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Diane Roark

Saturday 15th of February 2014

Your Mississippi Mud cake look extremely Yummy! It is one of my favorite chocolate treats. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes "CHOCOLATE" Blog Hop. I pinned it!Blessings,Diane Roarkwww.recipesforourdailybread.com

Clairejustine oxox

Sunday 10th of November 2013

Looks so yummy :) need to try this one ...

Clairejustine oxox

Sunday 10th of November 2013

Pinning this week and featuring at Creative Mondays, thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

Cathy Compeau

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

Yum! Thank you for sharing at the Wondering Brain Show Off Weekend Blog Party! I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

Michelle

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

I'm bad a lot. And I don't care one bit! LOL!This looks awesome! Thank you for sharing. Lucky hubby!

Lisa FlourMeWithLove

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)