Rolo Fudge Brownies


Sometimes you just need chocolate.

Last week there was nothing that would comfort me except chocolate…and excessive amounts of Cheese Puffs.

It was a long, sweatpants filled week.

People were stupid last week.  All people.

And I bought 2, 6 packs of Reese’s Eggs “for Easter”.

Don’t pretend you haven’t done it.


Luckily it’s Sunday and last week is a memory.  Not a fond memory for my husband, but definitely a memory.

While I am still in my sweatpants, I have introduced vegetables back into my diet, for which my guts said thanks.


But in the midst of my chocolate rage last week I decided to make the most chocolatey brownies in (hand sweep) all the land.

Sometimes insanity brings forth genius.



Rolo Fudge Brownies

First off, make some brownies in a 9×13 baking pan.  Use a box mix, or use this yummy recipe that I love.

While I was at the store buying Reese’s Eggs “for Easter” I also came across these…

What you say?  Already unwrapped Rolos?  The candy gods are making it far too easy for us.

While they are called Rolo”Minis” I didn’t really see a huge difference is size, so if you can’t find them, no worries just buy regular Rolos and get your daily exercise by unwrapping 2 cups of the little devils.

Then chop them in half.  Hi-yah!

Pour some caramel sauce on top of your brownies…

It will only be a super thin layer…just enough to use as Rolo glue.

Then sprinkle your chopped-in-half Rolos all over the caramel topping.

Finally make some fudge.

Chocolate chips + sweetened condensed milk.

After you have melted the condensed milk and chips together plop it on your Rolos and spread it evenly using an off-set spatula.

Now, here’s where you have to exercise self control.  Let it set up for at least 2 hours.

THEN you can cut it.

It’s a beautiful thing.

Rolo Fudge Brownies
makes approx 35 brownies
  • Fudgy Brownies
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 2 cups unwrapped Rolo candy, candies cut in half after measured
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. First make Fudgy Brownies in a 9x13 pan lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Let brownies cool completely.
  3. Pour and evenly spread caramel sauce over brownies, it will be a very thin layer
  4. Spread chopped Rolos over caramel sauce
  5. In a medium saucepan over low heat melt sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips together.
  6. Once melted remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Immediately spread over Rolos using an off-set spatula.
  8. Let fudge set for at least 2 hours and cut into squares.
Store airtight for up to 5 days.
If you are using a boxed brownie mix, make according to package directions, but line the pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. It will make removing and cutting much easier.


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Liz @ Blog is the New Black
March 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Wow, these look do decadent, thick, rich and FUDGY!

April 5, 2012 7:54 pm

Just made these and they are absolutely delicious!!! Highly recommend them and the recipe was perfect too!

March 18, 2012 6:02 pm

Yummmmy!! I love all your rolo recipes. I’m so glad they now make them unwrapped, thank goodness! I always ate far too many when unwrapping them myself 😉

March 18, 2012 6:07 pm

Holy gorgeous caramel chocolate dessert of love! These are brownies that dreams are made of. I’m sorry you had such a rough week and hope that the next one is MUCH better.

March 18, 2012 6:10 pm

The caramel layer is exciting, but the fat layer of fudge looks like too much.

March 18, 2012 6:14 pm

I’d fix your week for ya if I could, but in the meantime this looks like it might cure a lot 🙂 Hope this one is better!

Kim Campbell
March 18, 2012 6:16 pm

Oh my! These look and sound so diet crushing good! I would love it if you would share these over on my blog at

Thanks for sharing!

March 18, 2012 6:36 pm

looks yummy! Thank you.

March 18, 2012 6:52 pm

Ooh, you’re killing me here! And I just bought a package of those lovely already-unwrapped Rolos last week. Love the idea of fudge on top! And the added caramel and….well, I just must make these. I live in sweatpants.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
March 18, 2012 7:06 pm

I love you.

Cat Davis
March 18, 2012 7:12 pm

That looks like a big bite of heaven right there.

March 18, 2012 7:29 pm

This is a masterpiece! Fudgy brownies, caramel and chocolate are my favorite things, especially when they’re put together like this!

March 18, 2012 7:41 pm

They look amazingly full of fudgy goodness! Have pinned them!

Sara Grace
March 18, 2012 7:45 pm

sometimes you need chocolate. and sometimes you need chocolate + caramel! mmm. looking at these is making my cravings go wickedly out of control right now.

Jennifer @ Not Your Momma

I’m sorry you had a tough week. Sometimes, as you said, everyone is just stupid. Hope the next one is better!

angela king
March 18, 2012 7:59 pm

omg. i didn’t know mini rolls even existed. these look like heaven on earth. 🙂

March 18, 2012 8:11 pm

Oh my, people are stupid in my life ALL the time. It is comforting to know it’s not just me. Not that I would have wished you a bad week.

March 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Rolos are already amazing by themselves, so I bet this dish is wonderful!

March 18, 2012 8:16 pm

Sounds like we had identical weeks last week! Except I ended up buying biscoff spread “for easter” and eating it from the jar. Obviously.

I really should have made something like this. My life would have felt way more complete.

March 18, 2012 8:22 pm

Wow. Just wow. These look a-mazing.

Cookbook Queen
March 18, 2012 9:11 pm

Mini Rolos?? How have these been eluding me????

These are happening. THIS WEEK.

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
March 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Oh my. These look sinfully delicious. I – MUST – MAKE (the hide and consume for myself).


Words Of Deliciousness
March 18, 2012 10:10 pm

YUM!!! These brownies look awesome.

March 18, 2012 11:01 pm

These are died and went to heaven brownies. I ? Rolos!

March 18, 2012 11:08 pm

The picture alone makes me want to sink my teeth into it. Thank you for sharing. Another must do!

March 19, 2012 12:15 am

Yes, yes, yes, and yes. And mini Rolos??! Yes. That is all.

Averie @ Averie Cooks
March 19, 2012 12:25 am

I think this is your best recipe yet for brownies, stuffed brownies, doctored up bars…you topped it all with these, Shelley! I love every single thing!

Glory/ Glorious Treats
March 19, 2012 2:19 am

Holy cow!! These look like they could cure just about anything!! Sorry you had a crummy week… but I’m sure glad that these came out of it!

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
March 19, 2012 6:38 am

Shelly, these look incredible! A chocoholics dream! Bring on the sweat pants! I’ll need them after eating these! 😉

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
March 19, 2012 7:27 am

I have had so many days of NEEDing chocolate like that and now I know what I’ll make the next time!

March 19, 2012 11:36 am

Are you serious? Oh my these brownies look awesome! I printed off the recipe and hope to try them soon. Thanks for sharing. If you are really into super rich layered brownies (which it looks like you are) check out my blog post tomorrow.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
March 19, 2012 12:37 pm

Wow, look how fudgy and GOOEY those are! Yep, I’m having a “must eat chocolate” week already this week–these should do the trick. =)

March 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Rolos that come unwrapped? That is exceedingly dangerous.

Love your brownies!

March 19, 2012 2:00 pm

Holy heck!!! Those look awesome!!! I am so sorry you had a rotten week, hopefully this week no stupid people will mess with you!!! And these mini rolos? How have I missed them??? I walk the candy aisles in every store I visit:-) Guess I better keep searching!!!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I need these in my life. All of my favorite things in one little brownie!

Emilie @ Emilie
March 19, 2012 3:20 pm

Eek sorry about your rough week but there’s no doubt that these would make ANYTHING slightly less painful!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
March 19, 2012 4:18 pm

It IS a beautiful thing!! The photos are awesome! If i weren’t already stuffed so full of chocolate from today..i’d have one right now! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

March 19, 2012 6:32 pm

How can something so wrong be so right? I’d be in sweatpants for about a month behind these. There is no way I could eat just one. I’d probably make them and not tell anyone. That way my fam couldn’t notice that 2-3 or 5-6 pieces disappear in a flash. Thank you, I think.

March 20, 2012 2:58 am

Can I please ask, what caramel sauce did you use? Thank you 🙂 xx

Meister @ The Nervous Cook
March 20, 2012 8:41 am

Holy cow: My first visit to your blog and I stumble upon these beautiful-intense things? Way to make an impression!

March 20, 2012 10:01 am

Chocolate has saved many a day. Drooling over here…

(And thank goodness I’ve had older, wiser women tell me how they’ve gone through a period of time where they didn’t like anyone, a long out of body experience to resurface on the other side. Some days I wonder who I am.)

March 20, 2012 10:20 am

This recipe makes me want to cuss.
It’s just that good.

bridget {bake at 350}
March 20, 2012 10:39 am

I saw these on Pinterest and fainted.

Now that I am standing again…I must say, you are a genius! And baby Rolos?!? Oh, my gosh. I am seriously in love with these brownies!

March 20, 2012 12:00 pm

These look great! What caramel sauce did you use? I ‘cheated’ and bought ice cream topping caramel instead of unwrapping all the squares for a different brownie recipe (Giada’s Magic Bars- heaven!) and it never set. I refrigerated and froze the dessert hoping to get the caramel to set but it stayed really gooey.

March 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Girl, you always crack me up! That’s why I love your blog!! I will be making these in the near future for sure

Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are}

Oh. Good. Lord. I can definitely think of several situations where these would be necessary. Is there such a thing as a chocolate coma??

March 20, 2012 1:23 pm

These look sinful! I want to bathe in Rolo glue whilst eating mini rolos!

March 20, 2012 4:08 pm

And that’s how you get one more “like”on Facebook. KA-CHING!

Sally @ sally
March 21, 2012 4:10 pm

these look INCREDIBLE! I just made rolo stuffed peanut butter cookies over the weekend. I’ll be blogging about them soon. i’m having fun stalking all your delicious recipes today. 🙂

March 22, 2012 1:23 pm

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