Rocky Road Fudge Bars
(From Portland's Palate: A Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses)


Ingredients for Cookies

1/2 cup butter (1 cube)

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Ingredients for Filling

6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup butter, room temperature

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces

2 cups miniature marshmallows

Ingredients for Frosting

1/4 cup butter (1/2 cube)

1 ounce unsweetened chocolate

2 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup milk

1 pound powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup of butter and unsweetened chocolate. Remove from heat.

Add sugar, flour, baking powder and vanilla. Mix well. Beat in eggs. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spread in prepared pan.


In a small bowl, combine cream cheese with sugar, flour, butter, egg and vanilla. Blend until smooth and fluffy. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Spread over chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with semi-sweet chocolate.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Sprinkle with marshmallows and bake 2 minutes longer.


In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter, chocolate and cream cheese. Stir in milk. Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Immediately pour over marshmallows and swirl together with a knife. Store bars in refrigerator.

Yield 36 Bars


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