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.
Just look at all of that melted caramel-y goodness!
The caramel literally exploded out of this cookie nearly taking a huge chunk of the cookie with it!
Fudgy Rolo Brownie Cookies
Chocolate and caramel fudgy brownie cookies stuffed with rolos and caramels.
- 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
- 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.)
- Beat the eggs and sugar until the mixture starts to turn pale.
- 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.)
- Mix in the vanilla extract followed by the mixture of the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Fold in the rolos and caramels.
- Chill in the fridge or freezer until solid enough to work with.
- Spoon balls of the ‘dough’ onto a pair of parchment or silicon lined baking sheets.
- Bake in a pre-heated 350F/180C oven for 11 minutes, remove and let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to racks to cool completely.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
I definitely need some of these in my life. Delicious!!
They look amazing and I am sure taste even better! Have to try to make them myself!
Holy cow! This would disappear fast at my house. Love it.
Wow, these look amazing!
Those need to be in my house pronto! You should be my neighbor and we can taste test each others recipes!
carrian-sweet basil says
What?! I'm not unknown! The above comment is from me. haha
We Are Not Martha says
HEAVEN. Dangerous, but HEAVEN. 🙂
Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) says
I can't even go into how this is making me feel right now.
I need to bake these today!
Marie Matter says
Ahhh Rolos are one of my favorite candies! These sound incredible!!
Heather Christo says
oh wow!! these look amazing!!!
Marian (Sweetopia) says
I'll bet these taste heavenly! They look so good!
Zainab Mansaray says
Chocolate and caramel belong together! These look incredible!!
Jasline @ Foodie Baker says
The ooze!!! I cannot tell you how much I love oozy cookies, those cookies look divine!
Would Hershey's caramel kisses work as a Rolo substitute, or is the center on those too liquid?
Oh wow! I would invite you over any time if you brought some of these.
Aimee @ Simple Bites says
Now I could really sink my teeth into those cookies!
You had me at Rolos. Boy do I love me some rolos.
Julie @ Table for Two says
these look ridiculously amazing. i wish i had a dozen right now!
Mmm lucky friend of yours!! I love that exploding caramel. 😛
omg dying for these!!
Rocky Mountain Woman says
these look like the perfect "comfort" cookie…
they could be quite dangerous…
What a lucky friend! These cookies look mouth watering!
Very good idea of recipe
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
Wow! I could definitely go for one (or two, or three!) of these gorgeous, melty cookies right now! 🙂
OMG….want these NOW!
Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says
Yesssss! Chocolate and caramel is always an amazing combination! These cookies are a must-make!
Liz M-B. says
New law of the universe: all cookies must contain rolos. Sea salt or some truffle salt would be such a perfect finishing touch!
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Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness says
I want to make these. But then I would eat them all in .05 seconds! Yum!
I will have to try these! these look good, Kevin have you tried Candy Corn Chocolate Chip cookies? http://www.littlebittybakes.com/2010/10/candy-corn-white-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 says
OK Kevin. You have me hooked. These look so deliciously decadent I have to try them.
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Awwww, as Pam said, lucky friend! I could use these cookies, anytime. Chocolate-caramely-goodness – seriously, is there anything better?!
John Diogenous says
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!
John Diogenous: You could put them in the oven for a few minutes.
John Diogenous says
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!
One cup each Rolos and and caramels chopped or one cup when combined?
Kennapop3: 1 cup in total, but you could use more! 🙂 Enjoy!
You have the best recipes Kevin!! It is always a treat to see what you have for us next. Just one quick question about these mouth watering cookies.
Can these be baked ahead of a party, Christmas etc and frozen either before scooping into balls and baking or after baking and cooling?
Thanks! I’m glad that you have been enjoying my recipes! You can freeze these cookies raw in balls, thaw and bake on demand or you can freeze the baked cookies!