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[Cookie Elf File #298] Rocky Road Brownies: Just 7 Ingredients!
March 26, 2019
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Rocky Road Brownies are just too easy and too good.

Just a brownie mix and a few toppings and – presto! – you have a bakery-style brownie that will be the heartthrob of chocoholics you know.

The “Rocky Road” flavor’s origins lay in the ice cream industry. William Dreyer, partner to Joseph Edy (of Edy’s Grand Ice Cream), is credited with inventing the flavor in 1929. At the time, commercial ice cream was produced in just three flavors – vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry – and served as sundaes. Dreyer dressed up a dish of chocolate ice cream with chopped nuts and marshmallows cut with his wife’s sewing shears. Chocolate chips were later added to the mix. The resulting Rocky Road became Edy’s Ice Cream’s first blockbuster ice cream flavor.Since then, the combination has been transferred to other desserts, as here, with runaway results. Try these amazing brownies for yourself and see.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 30-40 minutes
Makes 25 bars

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