Mar 18, 2014

Easy Rolo Cookie Bars

Rolo Cookie Bars

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.

Rolo Cookie Bars

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 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 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 will not regret it!

Easy Rolo Cookie Bars
Rolo Cookie Bars
by thecookiepuzzle
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.

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  1. Kim, your timing is perfect. My sweet husband is in the hospital, recovering from pneumonia, and he should be able to come home tomorrow or Friday. Rolos are his favorite candy. Guess what I will make to welcome him home?? Thank you for bringing this to Treasure Box Tuesday!! PINNED! :)

  2. Oh yum! I love cookie bars so making these!!!!

  3. Visiting from Saturday Night Live Link Party. I love cookie bars and rolos and these look yummy! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!
    Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    1. Thank yo so much Laura. I added your party to my party list and will be linking up a few yummies when you party goes live today! Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by

  4. i see the word easy and already im hooked LOL pinning for later, and you have a new fan!! xo, jess @

  5. I almost used Rolo's in my Milky Way Cookie Bars...Great minds :) these look yummy!!

  6. Wow, Kim -- you share the most amazing recipes! I think I am gaining weight from reading them! :)


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