Salted Rolo Brownie Cookies

I just got back from vacation.

Which basically means I need a vacation.


No one should be expected to go back to real life for at least 2 days after you return home.

One day back is reserved for laundry, unpacking, grocery shopping…

And the next day is for relaxing.

Because no matter how restful your vacation is, you need a day on your couch to ease-back into real life, catch up on your dvr’d shows and survive the jet lag that 2 hours on same time-zone flight causes.


Honestly, it should really be a part of your vacation day allowance…at least 2 “ease-back” days a year.  At least.

And while we’re at it…how about some “recovering from the dentist days” or “did you see that episode of the Bachelor? days”.

The Bachelor is exhausting, people.

Anyway.  Vacation is awesome.  Re-entry to the real world, not so awesome.


Unless you have cookies.

They definitely up the awesome factor.

Salted Rolo Brownie Cookies.


PhotobucketSo these cookies are really brownies.  Well they are still cookies…but they are Brownie cookies, you dig?

And even more specifically they are Rolo Brownie Cookies.  And to cover the minutia, they are Salted Rolo Brownie Cookies.

The “salted” part is optional if you aren’t a salty person.  I won’t officially disown you if you opt-out.


Here’s the abbreviated how-to:

Melt some chocolate, whisk some eggs, mix some sugar, add some flour…


PhotobucketChop and stir more…

PhotobucketThen drop on your baking sheet and bake.

PhotobucketAnd get your flaked sea salt sprinkle on.


I was feeling a little crazy, so I got some caramel sauce involved.

It’s not necessary…but it kinda is.

PhotobucketLooking for more Rolo treats?  Check out these:

Rolo Carmelitas from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Ritz Rolo Bark from Something Swanky

Rolo Cake Mix Cookies from Buns in My Oven

Rolo Brownie Trifles from Bakingdom



Salted Rolo Brownie Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes approx 28 cookies


  • 16 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Rolo candies, approx 30-35 pieces
  • flaked sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside
  3. Over a double boiler, melt the chopped chocolate and butter together.
  4. Meanwhile in large bowl combine eggs, sugar and vanilla, whisking until combined.
  5. In a smaller bowl, combine flour and baking powder, set this aside also.
  6. When chocolate is melted, slowly add it to the egg and sugar mixture in small amounts, stirring vigorously until incorporated.
  7. When chocolate and egg mixture is combined, stir in the flour mixture.
  8. Fold in the chopped Rolo candies.
  9. Drop by heaping tablespoon on prepared baking sheet.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes until centers are just set.
  11. When cookies are done, remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
  12. Let cool on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.


recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Danielle M

I had the same result…super, super thin. I had to put them in a brownie pan. Taste good, but I had to cook them for over 45 minutes.


Hi Shelly,
These rolo cookies sounded too good to be true! I followed the recipe, exactly, but the batter just seemed too thin/runny. I decided to try baking them anyways…but they came out soft and flat.

I actually decided to add another 1/2 c. of flour; it helped a bit. But, instead of making cookies, I just put into a 9×9 baking dish and made bars.

Cookies sounded much better….but how come the batter was so thin?


Made these tonight and they taste really good but I had a hard time getting them off of the parchment paper.


Making them right now…

My husband thought the rolo chunks were nuts.

Apparently he thinks I’ve lost my mind…

Oh, and the cookies? They are rolobrownielicious…


Oh, girl. I made these the other day and brought them into work… gone in less than five minutes. Hands-down some of the BEST cookies I’ve ever made/tasted. I didn’t have any sea salt on hand so I did without and they were still great (but can’t wait to try them with that extra kick). Thank you for sharing!

Redd H from Salted Spoon
Roxana | Roxana

two of my favorite treats (rolo candies and brownies) in one addictive cookie.
Thanks for sharing the recipe Shelly, just linked to it in my 100 chocolate recipes from 100 bloggers round-up


Just made these. All I can say is….OMG!!


Im making these now and batter is too runny for cookies, what have I done wrong here?! I followed recipe to the T?!!

the hungry mum

*dashes to shops to buy rolos*.
These look fabulous! Can’t wait to make them x


Oh my goodness-these look like HEAVEN. I’ve made some pretty delicious brownie cookies in the past, but brownie cookies with Rolo candies AND caramel? Perfection,utter perfection.

Thanks for the recipe!

Darla | Bakingdom

I say at least three days. Because you need two days to relax.

These look fab. Of course I’m making them. Obviously.


Seriously?! How am I supposed to think about making dinner when I see something like this? HOLY DELICIOUS!

Laura @ GotChocolate

You are SO creative! Holy wow!!! So chocolaty!!!!!! 😀

Redd H from Salted Spoon

Holy heck those look beyond amazing. Definitely need to grab some rolo’s and try these!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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