Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

Rocky Road Fudge Bars
1/2 C. butter or margarine
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate cut up (I use 1/2 C. Choco. chips)
1 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 C. butter, softened
1 8 oz. cream cheese softened
1/2 C. sugar
2 T. flour
1/2 t. vanilla
1 egg
1/4 C. chopped nuts
1 C. choco. chips
2 C. miniature marshmallows
1/4 C. butter
1/4 C. milk
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, cut-up ( use 1/2 C. choco. chips)
Reserved cream cheese
3 C. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
Heat oven to 350.  Grease and flour 9x13 pan.  Melt 1/2 C. butter and 1 oz. chocolate over low heat in microwave, stirring until smooth.  Stir in remaining base ingredients and spread in pan.
In small bowl combine 6 oz. cream cheese, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, and egg.  Beat until smooth and fluffy.  Stir in nuts.  Spread over chocolate mixture and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with marshmallows.  Return to oven and bake an additional 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine 1/4 C. butter, milk, chocolate and 2 oz. cream cheese and microwave on low heat, stirring until well blended.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla; mix until smooth, immediately pour frosting over marshmallows.  Refrigerate 1 to 2 hour or until firm.  Cut into 48 bars.  Store in refrigerator {they are SO yummy when they are cold!}