Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies are layers of goodness. Brownie, cheesecake, nuts, chocolate chips, and marshmallows all topped with a chocolate glaze.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, rocky road
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Servings 24 bars
Calories 379 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan/ Adapted from 1970's Pillsbury Bake-off Recipe


  • 18.9 oz. boxed brownie mix* 1 box
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs

for the cheesecake layer-

for the rocky road layer-

for the chocolate glaze-

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, make brownie mix according to package directions. Pour into prepared pan and smooth out.
  3. In another bowl, whip all ingredients together for cheesecake layer until completely smooth, about 45 seconds. Dollop across the top of the brownie batter and spread over top.
  4. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until bars are set and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Top with mini marshmallows and return to oven for 3 minutes.

  5. In a small saucepan, heat butter, milk, chocolate, and cream cheese together until completely melted. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla. Drizzle over the entire pan, being sure to cover all the marshmallows. {It's ok if you miss a few, but there should be plenty of glaze!}
  6. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until glaze is set before slicing. I find it best to refrigerate at least 4 hours for easier cutting. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I used Betty Crocker Delights Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix. Feel free to use any kind of brownie mix you have. OR just make a homemade version!

Nutrition Facts
Rocky Road Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.