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.


So 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…

Top view of bowls of chocolate batter, melted butter, and flourStir.

Chocolate batter in a mixing bowlChop and stir more…

A collage of chopped Rolo candies and chocolate batter with chopped Rolo candiesThen drop on your baking sheet and bake.

A collage of unbaked chocolate cookies and baked chocolate cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheetAnd get your flaked sea salt sprinkle on.

Salted Rolo Brownie Cookies on a cooling rack

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

It’s not necessary…but it kinda is.

Salted Rolo Brownie cookies stacked on a plate with caramel drizzleLooking for more Rolo treats?  Check out these:

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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November 21, 2021 1:47 pm

Can I freeze the portioned dough?

July 29, 2021 3:09 pm

Is it all purpose flour or self rising?

July 25, 2020 12:00 am

Hi! I made these and they taste great but the batter was super runny and came out super thin and flat. I also had a hard time getting them off the parchment paper with the spatula. I read the other comments with this problem and will next time try to add more flour.

May 10, 2014 10:14 pm

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.

July 17, 2013 10:09 pm

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?

March 5, 2014 12:03 am
Reply to  Shelly

Hello 🙂 for some reason, i ended uo with them same result as kelsey… Very very thin cookies! They still taste like heaven though, but having a large family I doubled the recipe, so I thought that maybe it was the reason. What brand of chocolate do you use for yours? I bought the housebrand semi-sweet chocolat chips from my grocery but maybe it makes a difference?
Thank you! 🙂

March 24, 2013 8:26 pm

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

December 30, 2012 7:39 pm

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…

November 19, 2012 12:43 pm

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!

October 26, 2012 8:04 pm

This is on my most recent to make wishlist :

October 25, 2012 11:21 am

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

July 26, 2012 4:51 pm

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

July 22, 2012 5:15 pm

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

July 20, 2012 4:06 am

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

July 19, 2012 3:36 pm

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!

July 18, 2012 1:18 pm

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

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

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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