Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Brownie with Rolos

Rolo Brownie Bites | Cooking on the Front Burner #dessert

I've had a sweet tooth lately... well, that is really nothing new but I usually get my fix with our candy dish at work with a rolo or two.  Do you have a candy dish at work? Or at home?  Us girls in the office have our favorites - in no particular order - twizzlers, crunch bars and rolos.  But we have learned that we have to put the candy dish away at the end of the day... sometimes we get some (hungry) cleaning elves who deplete our supply!

I decided to do some baking this week because I wanted to send some treats to work with the DIY Guy.  I had seen some cute brownie bites somewhere and thought what a perfect bite size treat.  What I hadn't realized is that I bought the wrong size pan - I think my clue should have been there were only 12 slots!  I had meant to buy the mini pan.  Oh well, we have this batch at home (9) and I will be making more to send to his work soon. 

Don't these look nice and gooey! And the best part, baked in the middle is a rolo.  John even had his with a side of ice cream.... that really kicked it up a notch!!

Rolo Brownie Bites

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (10 larger brownies)
  • 1 Brownie mix (with syrup)
  • package of rolos
  • 3 T unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 T melted butter
  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 T warm water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • caramel sauce for drizzling
1. Preheat oven to 325
2. Prepare the box mix according to directions
3. Prepare brownie pans (I used the pan with 12 slots) with soft butter
4. Pour batter about 2/3 up and place a rolo in the center
5. Bake until done – which is about 25-30 minutes – check with a toothpick near the center but do not insert in rolo
6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove
7. Make frosting by combining all ingredients with a whisk and dip tops in and set on rack to dry.
8. Drizzle caramel sauce
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What's your favorite candy???

And speaking of desserts and chocolately things - head over to see what I guest posted at White Lights on Wednesday... it's an oldy but goody with a twist!


  1. Wow, Deb, these look just awesome!!! I happen to love Rolo's because I totally love caramel! Love this recipe - thanks so much for sharing and pinning! Going to share this on my FB page tomorrow as my sweet of the day! :)

  2. Oh wow, Deb... these brownies look so gooey and fudgy! Can you send a batch my way, please? ;) lol!

  3. I like the Rolo surprise and that caramel topping! I'll take all 9! I personally love Butterfingers, I have a stash in the freezer.

  4. Wow! That looks incredible. I dont think there's any better combo than chocolate and caramel. Save some for me! :)

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  5. Yes, please - I love rolos (or anything with chocolate and caramel)! Do you ship, Deb? I'll take a dozen :)
    I pinned these to my brownie board, thank you for inspiring me!
    Ang, Juggling Act Mama

  6. Oh my....these Brownie with Rolos are adorable. I have to many favorites when it come to candy. M & M's PB cups, Pop Rocks, etc. :P Anything sweet will probably works for me. LOL

  7. zomg. These look so dangerous, Deb! LOL. Dangerous because I would want to eat all of them. Pinned!

  8. Holy… stop the presses. I need these NOW, Deb. YUM. Pinning!!

  9. Rolos have always been my favorite!!! These look wonderful Deb. Will definitely need to try these :)

  10. I am salivating! Glad I don't have those brownies anywhere near me because I would totally lose control. For some reason I can never decide on an absolute favorite candy bar, but I do really love Milky Ways.

  11. And because of these brownies... you are my new best friend.

  12. I am seriously salivating. I'd love if you linked up to my link party, Manic Monday!

    Renea -

  13. These are seriously dangerous looking! Dangerous as in, 'I can shove 18 in my gob and not bat an eye'. I like you.

  14. I don't understand what kind of pan you used. A mini muffin pan?

    1. It was a pan that had 12 slots... about 2x2 inches

  15. Oh my, these are a must be tried very soon type of recipe.

  16. Oh my yum! Love caramel...must try these! Thanks for the inspiration... :)

  17. Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share the recipe at our Saturday Link Party! Deb @

  18. I love rolo's, I couldn't stop at one. Your brownie bites look delicious, I don't think I could stop at just one of those either. Visiting from Super Saturday Link Party.

  19. Scrumptious looking brownies!!

  20. Dear Deb, I just came over form Foodie Friday. Your brownies look irresistible! My daughter would love these! Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Catherine

  21. This caramely/chocolaty goodness needs to crawl in my mouth, like now!

  22. Yes, I want to make these right now!!! They look so good and I'm so glad you linked up this post to The Weekend re-Treat Link party on The Best Blog Recipes :)

    Pinned to my "Link Party Recipes" board while I was here tonight too!


  23. Deb, these look incredible!! how could you not like these! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  24. Oh wow. These are gorgeous! Rolos rock, so I bet these do too!

  25. Deb, your links tonight are just killing a good way! YUM!! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays!

  26. AMAZING!! Rolos were my favorite candy as a kid. Chocolate & caramel - you can't go wrong! Thank you for linking up at Wake Up Wednesdays! I'll be sharing this on FB, Twitter and Pinterest!

  27. Wish you would have shown the pan you baked them in. I'm assuming they are individual square silicone pans. Am I right? If so, did you spray that pan, how long did did you wait to release them? Thanks...looks great and can't wait to give it a go.

  28. Oh yum! This has some of my favorite things! :)

  29. Beautiful, rich and decadent! The perfect date night treat!


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