Chocolate and caramel are a dream team combo in these Rolo Cookie Bars! You won’t be able to stop at just one!
It’s the beginning of a new year and everyone’s setting goals to eat healthier. Meanwhile, I’m over here yearning for brownies, cookies, cake and all things chocolate! Ha ha! I went on a seven day sugar fast last year, and it taught me one thing. I definitely want to be in control of what I put into my body, but I will never be able to cut sugar out of my diet. And that’s ok! I’m totally fine with that. I’m content with the fact that dessert is one of the things in life that makes me very happy. I never want to change that.
So when January rolls around, I try to re-set and re-focus my intentions on eating better and smarter. But I still enjoy a little dessert every day! A piece of chocolate a day keeps the doctor away. That’s my motto! 🙂
This is the first recipe I’m sharing in 2020! We are starting a new decade! I remember switching from 1999 to 2000 and the whole Y2K ordeal. I have to say that I’m really loving the symmetry of our current situation. 🙂
And I’m also loving the sight of the melty chocolate and caramel atop these incredible chocolate cookie bars! Are you a Rolo candy fan? I’ve always loved their pretty gold foil packaging and popping them in my mouth with an exciting burst of soft caramel with every bite.
I believe every chocolate cookie bars needs an addition of chocolate! Ha! Double chocolate is always a good idea! Cookie bars are so easy to make, as you don’t have to roll out dough balls. Just press them into the pan, then bake, slice and enjoy!
I know you’re going to smile when you try these! Does chocolate make you happy too?
Rolo Cookie Bars
- 1 c. butter softened
- 1 c. brown sugar packed
- 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c. baking cocoa
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- About 35 Rolo candies keep 20 of them whole and chop 15 of them into fourths
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a 9"x13" baking pan with parchment paper so it hangs over the sides slightly.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together softened butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix just until incorporated.
- Press dough into the parchment-lined baking pan. Press 20 whole Rolos evenly into the top of the dough. Sprinkle with the 15 chopped Rolos and press those slightly into the top of the dough.
- Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes, or just until set. Be careful not to over bake!
Are you a new year’s resolution setter? I hope this year is the best yet for you!