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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes approx 35 brownies


  • Fudgy Brownies
  • 1/2 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 9×13 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.


81 Responses

  1. 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 😉

  2. SWeetsugarbelle

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. Jenny

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.)

  10. Sydney

    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.

    1. shelly

      I used ice cream topping for these. You don’t need the caramel to set…you are only using a very thin layer and a little drippy caramel never hurt anyone 😉

  11. Bettie

    I made these brownies today…….and wow are they good! They’re very rich, but who would think they could be anything but! I’ve decided to make one dessert for the week and this was my choice for this week. Thank you Shelly for another delicious and fun recipe. I look forward to your blog daily…you make me laugh and giggle.

  12. Tracy

    I just made these over the weekend. My family loved them. Just might be my go to brownie recipe! Always love your step-by-step pictures.

  13. wendy

    Your Brilliant!!!!
    I LOVE your comment about people being stupid!!!! OMG!! (HYSTERICAL) One thing to think it but say it aloud is rewarding! SOOO hav to try this little piece of heaven. I’m a peanut butter cup junkie may have to try it with those too :))

  14. joan

    OMG! This might be the most outrageously decadent thing I have ever baked; and I bake a lot! Thanks for the great recipe. I used Hershey’s caramel filled kisses instead of the Rolos. Love your blog.

  15. Kelly B

    As I sit here eating my king size bag of mini Rolos, my co-worker (who I shared with) found this recipe and this website which I will probably now be addicted to. I will be making these brownies. Then trying to hide them from my 3 1/2 year old daughter who I am trying to teach about the evils of sugar. But, due to circumstances in my life, it is either eat chocolate or start drinking heavily. I have chosen to be plump and sober.

  16. Jamie

    I made these for Christmas and my nephew went crazy over them. He made a special request for them on his birthday in a week! Looks like I’ll be making another batch for him. 🙂

  17. angie

    I made these 3 times over the holidays and they were a HUGE hit everywhere they went, so thank you! My daughter is now asking me to make them again but this time she is asking me to make them with milk duds.I’m thinking YUM. Your thoughts???? Thanks

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