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Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies

Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies

This weekend I visited a friend that is totally into the chocolate and caramel combo, especially rolos, and it was the perfect excuse to bake something chocolaty and caramel-y! After going through my Recipes to Try pinboard and my bookmarks I decided that these decadently delicious sounding caramel rolo fudge brownie cookies from Roxana's Home Baking were definitely the way to go. I mean you really cannot go wrong with brownies, fudge, chocolate, caramel and rolos and combining them all together could only be insanely good! These rolo brownie cookies are really easy to make and the only real catch is that the cookie 'dough' is more of a brownie 'batter' so you need to chill it until you can work with it.

If you are a fan of brownies, chocolate and caramel then you have to try these cookies! I certainly enjoy them a lot, ok, ok, maybe a little too much! Only half of the cookies went missing in action while I photographed them! Yes, my poor friend only got half a batch, but that just means that I will have to make things up by making another batch soon!

Tip: Throw these cookies into the microwave for 8 or so seconds to just melt the large chunks of caramel before devouring them.

Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies
Just look at all of that melted caramel-y goodness!

Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies
The caramel literally exploded out of this cookie nearly taking a huge chunk of the cookie with it!

Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies

Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies

Chocolate and caramel fudgy brownie cookies stuffed with rolos and caramels.

Servings: makes 12-24 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped rolos and caramels
  1. Place the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe bowl, heat them on high until melted in 30 second intervals and mix until smooth. (You can also melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water, aka a double boiler.)
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar until the mixture starts to turn pale.
  3. Slowly pour in the melted chocolate while mixing. (For those of us that are space impaired and do not have a mixer, mix a tablespoon of the chocolate into the eggs followed by two tablespoons and finally the remaining chocolate. This is known as tempering and it slowly brings the eggs up to the temperature of the chocolate so that they do not cook when you mix in the rest of the chocolate.)
  4. Mix in the vanilla extract followed by the mixture of the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Fold in the rolos and caramels.
  6. Chill in the fridge or freezer until solid enough to work with.
  7. Spoon balls of the 'dough' onto a pair of parchment or silicon lined baking sheets.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated 350F oven for 11 minutes, remove and let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to racks to cool completely.
  9. Tip: Use an ice cream scoop to ensure that all of your cookies are the same size. I used a two tablespoon scoop for these large cookies; use a one tablespoon scoop for smaller, 2 bite cookies.

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Rolo Cheesecake Bars
Roast Cherry Dark Chocolate Brownie Sundaes
Chocolate Turtle Cookies
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

I definitely need some of these in my life. Delicious!!

Barbara said...

They look amazing and I am sure taste even better! Have to try to make them myself!

Velva said...

Holy cow! This would disappear fast at my house. Love it.


Tieghan said...

Wow, these look amazing!

Unknown said...

Those need to be in my house pronto! You should be my neighbor and we can taste test each others recipes!

carrian-sweet basil said...

What?! I'm not unknown! The above comment is from me. haha

We Are Not Martha said...

HEAVEN. Dangerous, but HEAVEN. :)


Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

I can't even go into how this is making me feel right now.

Maria said...

I need to bake these today!

Marie Matter said...

Ahhh Rolos are one of my favorite candies! These sound incredible!!

Heather Christo said...

oh wow!! these look amazing!!!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

I'll bet these taste heavenly! They look so good!

Zainab Mansaray said...

Chocolate and caramel belong together! These look incredible!!

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

The ooze!!! I cannot tell you how much I love oozy cookies, those cookies look divine!

Marlene said...

Would Hershey's caramel kisses work as a Rolo substitute, or is the center on those too liquid?

Emily said...

Oh wow! I would invite you over any time if you brought some of these.

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

Now I could really sink my teeth into those cookies!

Des said...

You had me at Rolos. Boy do I love me some rolos.

Julie @ Table for Two said...

these look ridiculously amazing. i wish i had a dozen right now!

Joanne said...

Mmm lucky friend of yours!! I love that exploding caramel. :P

Gaby said...

omg dying for these!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

these look like the perfect "comfort" cookie...

they could be quite dangerous...

Pam said...

What a lucky friend! These cookies look mouth watering!

peluche said...

Very good idea of recipe


Wow! I could definitely go for one (or two, or three!) of these gorgeous, melty cookies right now! :)

marla said...

OMG....want these NOW!

Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen said...

Yesssss! Chocolate and caramel is always an amazing combination! These cookies are a must-make!

Liz M-B. said...

New law of the universe: all cookies must contain rolos. Sea salt or some truffle salt would be such a perfect finishing touch!

After following your blog and others like it for so long, I finally decided to start my own, I'd really appreciate if you checked it out!

Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness said...

I want to make these. But then I would eat them all in .05 seconds! Yum!

Sara said...

I will have to try these! these look good, Kevin have you tried Candy Corn Chocolate Chip cookies?

of course this isn't the only recipe, there is many many more. I will have to check out your other cookie recipes now!

Thanks for posting Kevin!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

OK Kevin. You have me hooked. These look so deliciously decadent I have to try them.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Awwww, as Pam said, lucky friend! I could use these cookies, anytime. Chocolate-caramely-goodness - seriously, is there anything better?!

John Diogenous said...


These look amazing but, i have a quick question - do you recommend any other way of heating the cookies before serving besides in the microwave?

Any tips would be much appreciated!

Kevin Lynch said...

John Diogenous: You could put them in the oven for a few minutes.

John Diogenous said...

Kevin: I tried the oven and they became "over cooked" - if that's the right terminology. I decided to try steaming them and they fell apart! Haha. So, I think i will just stick to the microwave. Thanks again for the great recipe Kevin!

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