My son brought home a sheet of paper that told me he had volunteered to bring a dessert in for the last day of school. I knew, without even asking him, that he wanted brownies.
He decided he wanted me to try a new brownie recipe, instead of the usual Mint-filled Brownies (from Martha Stewart's Cupcakes) that I make for his birthday every year. We looked at a couple recipes on the internet and as soon as he saw this one for Rocky Road Brownies, we didn't have to look any further.
The brownie batter comes together quickly and the chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts are layered on top after they have almost completely baked through. I made them the night before and the melted chocolate chips hardened into a nice, almost solid chocolate layer that could've passed for a frosting of some sort. My self control was in high gear the night I made these and I didn't try even a nibble. My family each tried a small bite and declared them delicious. My son said they disappeared at school before he could even take one!
Here is the recipe for Rocky Road Brownies from Martha Stewart