Monday, April 28, 2008

Rocky Road Bars

I will start with a new treat I tried out. I will warn you that a lot of my recipes will be sweets, some would say it is my forte. I can't help it I love sweets, and if anyone loves them more it is my hubby. Please do try them out, just spaced out a little so you don't gain all that weight from a stick of butter.

I happened along this little dandy in a murder mystery I was reading, Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. They sounded sounded so good I had to try them out.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Yields 2.5 to 3 dozen bars

You will need:
  • 24 graham crackers (12 double ones)
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I used mini chips)
  • 1 cup lightly salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (packed firmly)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Spray a 9 x 13-inch cake pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with the graham crackers. There will be some overlapping. Sprinkle the graham crackers with the marshmallows, then sprinkle with chocolate chips, then cashews.

In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and the brown sugar. Stir constantly until the butter is all melted and the brown sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla.

Drizzle the contents of the saucepan evenly over the contents of the cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown. Cool the baking pan on a wire rack.

When the bars are cool, cut them and serve.

If there are leftovers, cover and refrigerate.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Mmmm, I love cashews. That's an interesting idea that they'd work a recipe into a novel. Yummy.