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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66 Responses
  1. i have the same argument for weekends. i need 1 day to do everything i couldn’t do during the week, 1 day to grocery shop/laundry/pretend to clean house, 1 day to actually relax and just lay on the couch.

    why is this not the way it is?

    brownie cookies have a special place in our hearts in this house. guess i’m buying rolos this weekend.

  2. I also think the day BEFORE vacation should count. As a prep day. And on that day, noone can expect anything of you!!

    This look amazing. I could eat that salted caramel with a spoon!! Or shovel. Whatevs.

  3. I’m looking for a way to figure out a permanent vacation somehow. Real, daily life, it’s not fair. Not fair at all.

    Like these cookie brownie things — a lot!

  4. Dyan

    love chocolate! love salted caramel…love you!! my baking to try list is getting really long with the great recipes I find on your blog. Thanks : )

  5. 1. You hit the nail on the head about needing a vacation after a vacation. We usually vacation with my parents siblings, and their vacation speed is about a million miles per minute. It’s about as much work to relax with them as it would be to actually work! We’re ALWAYS dying by the time we get home!

    2. This recipe = decadent. beautiful. perfect. love it.

    3. I might have peed my pants a little when I saw my name linked at the bottom of the post. Thanks for that 😉

  6. I might need a vacation after the food coma that will ensue when I make and possibly devour a whole batch of these by myself. Nothing is better than chocolate and salted caramel. I’m convinced.

  7. I 100% agree with you on the “ease back” allowance. Real life is like a shock to the vacation spoiled system! These cookie are all of my favorite things in one! I MUST make them ASAP. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. these look decadently rich and awesome! i know what you mean by trying to get back into the swing of things after vaca…definitely NOT a fan of it!! maybe a dozen of these cookies can help ease me back in next time 😉

  9. Is that jar of caramel left over from those caramel cheesecake brownie bars you made the other day??? I didn’t think so. These cookies need a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. And maybe some more of that caramel sauce!

  10. JC

    Just saw teensy one bite Rolo bites in a resealable plastic pouch at the grocery store. They would work perfectly with this recipe!

  11. These look unbelievably good! And I know what you mean about holidays… I’m going on a 2 week road trip across the USA with my boyfriend and his mum in September, she has planned the route and has got us covering 3,500 miles… about 5 hours driving every day, visit an attraction, stay one night in a hotel, get up the next morning and drive 5 hours to the next place – for 14 days! I’ll definitely need a holiday when we get back!

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