Rocky Road Fudge Bars


I make these mostly in the summer months for picnics, BBQ’s and parties.  I always have someone ask for the Recipe, so here it is friends.  Enjoy and should you choose to make these for your next party.  Have my blog at the ready to send your requests!  Enjoy!

Bring a copy of this recipe when you share these rich bars with friends because they’ll probably ask for the recipe.  The Pillsbury Consumer Relations Department reports that this recipe’s popularity has been strong ever since it was introduced in BAKE-OFF Contest 23 over 20 years ago.





½ cup margarine or butter

1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate, cut up

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

¾ cup chopped nuts



1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened, reserving 2 oz. for frosting

¼ cup margarine or butter, softened

½ cup sugar

2 tablespoons four

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

¼ cup chopped nuts

1 (6 oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips



2 cup mini marshmallows

¼ cup margarine or butter

¼ cup milk

1 oz. (1 square) unsweetened chocolate, cut up

2 oz. reserved cream cheese

3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla

 Heat oven to 350 F.  Grease and flour 13×9 inch pan. In large saucepan, melt ½ cup margarine and 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off.  Add 1 cup flour and remaining base ingredients; mix well.  Spread into greased and floured pan.

 In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients except ¼ cup nuts and chocolate chips.  Beat 1 minute at medium speed until smooth and fluffy; stir in nuts.  Spread over chocolate mixture; sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.

 Bake at a 350* F for 25 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over top.  Return to oven and bake an additional 2 minutes.

 Meanwhile, in large saucepan over low heat, combine ¼ cup margarine, milk, 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate and reserved 2 oz. cream cheese; stir until well blended.  Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth.  Immediately pour frosting over marshmallows and lightly swirl with knife to marble.  Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.  Store in refrigerator.  48 bars.

 High Altitude- Above 3500 feet; No change.

 Prep Time: 25 Min

Total Time: 2 Hr 10 Min

Makes: 48 bars


About LindaVuichBurt

I have a passion for setting the stage when entertaining but also in decorating my home. As a professional stager and an Independent Willow House Design Consultant, I help others create warm and invitng homes! I enjoy creating a warm and welcoming home enviroment not only for my family but for all who enter, by delighting and exciting the senses of guests, all the while making them feel welcomed and comfortable. It is so fulfilling when I can help my friends do the same. Whether you realize, that when you serve your family breakfast, you are entertaining them with food and by setting the table, to the dishes you use to serve, you are entertaining! We all entertain to one degree or another. From the beauty of the dishes you choose, to a table cover or place mats, that is a form of not only entertaining but decorating. I hope through my blog you will be able to take away fun ideas that you can incorporate into your life style. I hope you come back often, share this with your friends and share your successes with the ideas you find in my blog. Enjoy! Linda Your Independent Willow House Design Consultant and Professional Stager!
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One Response to Rocky Road Fudge Bars

  1. Denise Cosgrove says:

    Thanks, Linda, for this most delicious recipe. There’s a little bakery in LaConner, Washington that make these, and I can’t tell you how many sweet summer memories that I associate with these bars…to now have the recipe is such a gift.

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