Super Treats for the Super Bowl

While there’s a time and a place for elegant desserts, a Super Bowl party isn’t one of them. All the fun and action call for something easy for guests to handle and easy for hosts to make. So for this year’s party, I’ll be bringing some highly munchable bar cookies.

In looking through my recipe “playbook,” I found so many good options that it was hard to narrow them down. But I finally made the call and want to share these championship recipes with you.

Fans of chocolate and marshmallows will cheer for these Rocky Road Squares. By substituting evaporated milk for water, you get a super-rich texture and very fudgy flavor. And by using melted chocolate morsels as well as whole ones, these Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies score big on the taste meter. You may want to make an extra batch, because they’ll be scooped up in no time!

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Rocky Road Squares


  • 1 package (19.5 to 21 ounces) fudge brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, per package directions
  • 2 large eggs, per package directions
  • 1/2 cup Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  1. PREHEAT oven according to package directions. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. PREPARE brownie mix according to package directions, using vegetable oil and egg(s) and substituting evaporated milk for water. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  3. BAKE according to package directions; do not over bake. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Let stand 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny. Spread evenly. Top with marshmallows and walnuts.
  4. BAKE for 3 to 5 minutes or just until marshmallows begin to melt. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into squares using a knife dipped in hot water.

2 dozen brownies

Calories: 230g Total Fat: 13g
Cholesterol: 20mg Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 27g Sodium: 80mg

Preparation and Baking Time:
35 minutes

Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies


  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. MELT 1 cup morsels and butter in large, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla extract and baking soda. Stir in remaining morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  3. BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

2 dozen bars

Calories: 190g Total Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 35mg Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 23g Sodium: 50mg

Preparation and Baking Time:
28 minutes

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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