I totally wanted to post these yesterday, but I had 4 dozen cookies to bake and decorate on Sunday when I got home from church. So...I had to do what I had to do, but better late then never, right?
Our church hosted Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers Saturday night. If you are a fan of Bluegrass Gospel music, I highly recommend them. They put on an amazing show! To have award winning musicians in our small church is such a blessing. You can find where they are going to be playing on their Facebook page. Our church hosts them a few times a year, and it is always such a wonderful show. We host a small reception after the concert, and we all bring desserts to share. I always try to come up with something new and fun. So I made a quick and easy Rolo cookie bar.
These are the perfect combination of a cookie and cake, so I called it a bar. The Rolos are really the star of the show though. Creamy, chocolaty, caramaly (is that a word?), with a rich bar base. These bars have four ingredients in them, how cool is that? Really, if you happen to have Rolos in the house, you can make these.
I picked up a ton of candy after Valentine's day...like 30 bags! I could not walk away, bags of Rolos, Kissses and Hugs for $1.00 and M&M's for $0.75! As a baking blogger, candy always comes in handy, and seeing at such a discount, I took the opportunity to stock up. Yes the Rolos and Kisses were wrapped in Valentine colors, but that does not matter if using them in a recipe, right?
That is my blogging/baking tip for you..buy candy when it goes on sale after a holiday. It is usually highly discounted and if you are using them in a recipe, no one will know. You save money and get to bake with products that are usually pretty expensive.
Make these...you will not regret it!
Easy Rolo Cookie Bars
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35
Keywords: dessert cookie
- 1 cake mix, I used a yellow cake( I used a 16.25 size box, see note)
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 35-40 Rolo Candies, unwrapped, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, milk and butter, mix well to combine. Mixture will be thick and a little sticky. Place a little more then 1/2 of the batter in the pan, spread evenly to the edges of the pan. Bake for 9-10 minutes until, until just set. Remove from oven. Press the Rolo Candies, cut side down into cookie bar. With a teaspoon, drop remaining batter randomly over the Rolo Candies. Return to oven and bake 24-26 minutes until the top is golden brown. Cool completely, cut into bars, serve.
*Inspired by Baker Lady
* I used a smaller 16.25 size cake mix rather then the 18.25 size used in the recipe that Baker Lady used, so I got a more cookie type of bar, then a cake bar, hence the name change. Using a large size cake mix, will yield a more cake like bar.