Double-Chocolate Rocky Road Cookie Bars

Honorable Mention - Contest Recipe 2007! Rich double chocolate chunk cookie mix jump-starts a decadent and delicious bar.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ double chocolate chunk cookie mix
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons water
1
egg

Filling

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/4
cup chopped pecans
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows

Frosting

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/3
cup milk
3
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans. Spread over cookie dough base. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • 4 Bake 26 to 28 minutes or until filling is set. Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows. Bake 2 minutes longer.
  • 5 In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in cocoa and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With wire whisk, gradually stir in powdered sugar until well blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans. Immediately pour over marshmallows, spreading gently to cover. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 6 Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe was awarded honorable mention in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest.

Line the baking pan with foil so bars can be removed easily and cleanup will be a snap.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.