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Name: Rocky Road Fudge Bars
Key Ingredient: chocolate
Preparation: bake
Cuisine: American
Source: Pillsbury Festive Baking for All Seasons
Food Group: cookies
Meals: party
Courses: dessert
Temperature: room
Effort: average
Prep. Time: :30
Elapsed Time: 1:10
Occasion: Christmas
Servings: 48

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (Reserve 2 ounces (1/4 package) for Frosting)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 (6 ounce) package (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired

2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 square unsweetened chocolate
Reserved cream cheese
1/4 cup milk
1 pound (3 cups) powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. In large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter and 1 square chocolate over low heat. Add remaining Bar ingredients. Blend well. Spread in prepared pan. In small bowl, combine 6 ounces (3/4 package) cream cheese with next five (5) Filling ingredients. Blend until smooth and fluffy. Stir in nuts. Spread over Bar mixture.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 25 to 35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with marshmallows; bake 2 minutes longer. Let cool while preparing Frosting.
In large saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter, 1 square chocolate, remaining 2 ounces cream cheese and milk over low heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla; blend until smooth. Immediately pour over marshmallows; swirl together. Store in refrigerator. Cut into bars.

Note: Use fresh marshmallows

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