Rolo Brownie Cups

Today I’m telling you about a “cookie” I often make around Christmas time.  I make them in mini muffin tins.  I don’t know why I don’t make them more often.  I think the main reason is that I forget to buy Rolo candies and they are one of the main ingredients in these cookies.

Last year at Christmas time I had bought Rolos with the intention of making these.  Then I got sick and was on the diet so couldn’t eat them…so I didn’t make them.  The other day I saw the Rolos in the cabinet and thought I better get those used up as they had been here since Christmas.

To make them I start out with my brownie recipe.  I’m sure you can use a box mix of brownies but I learned long ago that we all prefer my homemade brownie recipe to box brownies and they are super quick to mix up too.

Here’s the recipe:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 sticks of softened butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups flour

I mix the first four ingredients together and then add the cocoa and flour.

The recipe is about as user-friendly as they come.  The dough ends up looking like this…Pretty thick.


I use a small tablespoon-sized scoop and put plopped the dough into mini muffing tins.


I put them in the over at…350 degrees.  Then after ten minutes opened a pack of Rolos and stuffed one rolo candy into each brownie muffin.


I popped them into the oven for a few more minutes.  Then took them out of the oven.

They will look like this…

Let them cool for about 20 minutes before taking them out of the tins.  Then take a knife and run it around the outer edge of the circle.

These are so good.  Everyone always loves them.

If you try them, let me know.  I do know one thing for sure.  I’m going to go write Rolos on the grocery list right after I’m done writing this blog post because I don’t want to wait all the way to Christmas to have these again.

19 thoughts on “Rolo Brownie Cups

  1. Suzanne Golden

    Gees those sound so good, will have to write Rolos on my list. Unfortunately next shopping trip is not for another 3 weeks. Enjoy, sure bet they would be great with some ice cream on top.

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  2. Peggy Sanford

    Hey Jo!! These sound wonderful.
    Have you ever tried the pretzel Rolo snacks?? Set several of the pretzel squares on a baking sheet. Put one Rolo on each. Put in oven at about 250 to 300 for about 3 to 5 minutes to soften the Rolo. Take out of oven & put an M&M on top, pressing it down slightly. Yummy!! For Christmas I use the red & green M&Ms

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    1. Jo Post author

      I make those at Christmas. I had bought these with the intention of making them at Christmas but then was taking oral chemo and on the diet so they never got made. I had the Rolos so made these instead.

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  3. Maxine Turner

    The Rolo muffins sound yummy. I make cookies with Rolos. I haven’t been able to find any Rolos in grocery stores. I,ll have to try the corner stores. Plan to try your muffin recipe when I find some.

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  4. Debby Krzyston

    I’m wondering if you could use mini muffin tin liners? Maybe they wouldn’t have to cool to be taken out of the tins.

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  5. Ranch Wife

    We make these too – they are a favorite here. Sometimes we substitute the mini Reese’s cups. Sometimes I also make them in a 9×13 pan and serve them with ice cream for the branding crew. I haven’t made them in a while – thanks for the reminder! I’m craving them now!

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  6. ChristieB

    I plan on making these sometime in the future – am trying to lose weight so don’t have to take cholesterol medicine for ever! Thanks for the yummy sounding muffins!

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    1. pam

      Doesn’t look mini to me either. My mini has a lot more cups. I think this looks like a regular muffin tin A Rolo would take up a lot of space in a mini. In my minis anyway. I could be wrong.

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  7. Judith M Fairchild

    Sounds yummy but will have to wait for a holiday dinner of some sort as my diet has to stay low cal for now

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  8. Kay Kanuit

    Could something be substituted for the candies? Like a few chocolate chips instead? The brownie recipe looks so good…

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  9. Kate

    I think I need to try these. I have bag of Rolo candies in freezer I was going to use on pretzels. I make like gal above wrote except I put a half pecan on them. I’ve had with M&Ms too, both good. Your brownies sounds delicious!

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