Candy covered brownies

Brownies....there are so many different kinds! Fudge brownies,cheesecake brownies,marbled brownies...
I could go on but I think you're with me.
So when I decided they were going to be the bake of the day,my hunt was on.
I came across many. many. recipes.
But then I found these...Hershey's rainbow rocky road brownies and that was the 1!
Kind of!
I didn't have any Hershey's cocoa,or the kissables candy...a small problem though.
I improvised on the topping but did stick to the recipe for the actual brownies (except the cocoa,I used Bournville)
1 word...a m a z i n g !

Candy covered brownies

The recipe uses cups,and I haven't made anything using cups before. 
I did recently buy some and this was my 1st opportunity to use them.
Here is a link for you,these are the ones I have and they're great to have handy!

Here is the adapted recipe...(Original recipe HERE)

1 cup or 225g margarine
2 cups caster sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder (I used Bourneville)
4 beaten eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup salted or unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup smarties
I also used a  half packet of silver spoon fudge pieces i found,so these are optional.

Preheat the oven to 180 or gas mark 4 and grease a 13x9 baking tin.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat and when it has completely melted,add the sugar and cocoa powder to the pan.
Mix it all together and when its all combined,remove it from the heat and set aside.
In one bowl,sift in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and give it a little mix around.
Now in another bowl,beat the eggs together with the vanilla extract.
Slowly add the eggy mixture into the saucepan containing the chocolatey mixture and stir it in.
Add in the flour and bicarb and mix that in too.
Pour into the prepared tin,its quite runny so there wont be any need to even it out.
Bake in the oven for 20-25minutes.
As soon as it comes out of the oven,scatter the mini marshmallows over the top.

Candy covered brownies

I wanted the marshmallows to puff up a little and so I turned off the oven and popped the tin back in there.
Just for 5minutes mind!
When I took it back out,they had puffed up fluffy and become quite sticky. Perfect!

I quickly scattered over the fudge pieces,smarties and the peanuts (I used salted) and that was it!

Candy covered brownies

Let them completely cool down,and slice.
The size you slice them is up to you,(yum yum) I got 12 big. oh yes. pieces.
I found the best way to slice and get them out of the tin was to run a sharp knife under a hot tap first.
That stopped the marshmallows from sticking to it and making a mess. Which I learnt the hard way.

Candy covered brownies

Oh. my. super moist and super nice. Even though i really don't have a sweet tooth!
I think it was the salted peanuts,they helped in cutting through the sweetness and won me right over.

Candy covered brownies

Sincere apologies for the terrible photos,I have a bad habit of baking late at night and these were the best of the bunch!


  1. These are wonderful!! I was going to ask how you made such neat slices. Running hot water over the knife first is a great tip! :-)

  2. Thank you! These are great for the kids...well,adults too! I'm making these again. Soon. :)

  3. Ooh! How have you got a link to an product? All I ever manage to get hold of are ones from the States! (Technical question alert!). LOL

  4. Wow those look amazing! I love the bright colours! I bought cup measurements recently as well, maybe I need to try this recipe to "break them in" !!

  5. Jenny...have you signed up for the affiliate programme? It took me quite a while to figure it out but heres the link for you
    I kept getting directed to the u.s.a site and I had to email them lol,got there in the end. Shout if you need help! :)

    Jo...Thank you! I'm glad I had them handy and I'm sure ill be using them often now!

  6. these look amazing. Love the idea of the nuts in it too. Cup of tea and one of these would be perfect for one of those rainy days that surely is about to come soon!

  7. Your brownies look to have a perfect texture - love the super colourful additions :-}

  8. @W.L.M...Oh too true,I actually liked them as much as the kids did! :)

    @Brownieville Girl...Oooh thank you,I wasn't sure they were quite 'brownieish' enough but you should sure know! :)

  9. They look great. Love the rainbow topping, makes them even more fun than normal.


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