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[Cookie Elf File #401] Rocky Road Brownies: Just 7 Ingredients!
March 23, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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Feature: Rocky Road Brownies - Just 7 Ingredients

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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.

Dreyer dressed up a dish of chocolate ice cream with chopped nuts and marshmallows cut with his wife’s sewing shears. 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

Get the full recipe for Rocky Road Brownies … and discover other shortbread variations on The Elf’s Brownies Pinterest Board.

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Cookie Baking Tip: How to Keep Marshmallows Fresh

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  1. In the freezer
  2. In the refrigerator
  3. With a piece of bread in a sealed bag
Get all the details about how to keep marshmallows fresh.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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