Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rocky Road Fudge Bars

A truly homemade treasure!  These bars balance a soft and flavorful cookie base with the contrasting crunch of macadamia nuts. Topped off by a chewy mallow and chocolate frosting. Fabulous!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts

  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or pieces
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Serves: 36

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.

Cookies: In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat then add sugar, flour baking powder, vanilla. Mix well then stir in the eggs & nuts. Spread into the pan.

Filling: Combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, butter, egg and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cookie base.  Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows.  Bake for another 2 minutes.

Cookie base before marshmallows are added

Frosting: In a pan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate, cream cheese and milk. Whisk in powdered sugar & vanilla. Pour over marshmallows and swirl with a knife. Store bars in the refrigerator.

*This recipe is adapted from Portland's Palate.  Original recipe calls for walnuts in both the cookie and filling.  I omitted nuts in the filling and added macadamia nuts in the cookie.


  1. Very nice! I always enjoy sweets with Macadamia nuts. Great post. thx for sharing Frieda! =)

  2. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it Helene...too bad my husband doesn't like the mac nuts...now I get to eat his portion- ha!

  3. Awesome photo. Only problem with it is that it isn't in my house... ;)

    1. Thanks Amy...my proudest blogging photo yet! We're all home now...bring kids over for cocoa and rocky road bars this afternoon!


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