My new FAVORITE Brookie

Ever since Brookies came onto the scene a few years back I have been LOVING them.  There is just something so yummy about bringing together 2 of my favorites, brownies and chocolate chip cookies.

A little something extra

As much as I love the traditional brookie I wanted to add in a little something extra…some caramel.  Now I could have just used some salted caramel sauce or caramel candy but I thought rolo’s would really put these brookies over the top.

The rolo candy not only adds in a little caramel but also an extra bit of chocolate making these brookies truly something to remember.  

Even the batter looks yummy

Now I know the idea of a brookie can be intimidating…two batters and all, but these are super easy.  You only need one bowl and an extra pair of hands to unroll the roles and you are set.  Yes you read that right…just one bowl.  

First you start with a super easy (but super delicious) chocolate chip cookie recipe.  Then you roll them into little balls and put them into the freezer while you make the brownies.

For the brownies you simply wipe out the bowl and then melt the butter and chocolate chips and then whip up the super chocolatey brownie batter.  

Spread the batter into the pan and then drop in the chocolate chip cookie balls and then come the Rolo’s.  I literally put them in every space I had available…I really love Rolo’s.  I wanted to eat it all right then and there, but I thought I should go ahead and bake them.

It is time for a Rolo Brookie!

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Rolo Brookies

Rich brownies with bits of chocolate chip cookies and buttery caramel in each bite making this one of the best brownies/brookie recipes EVER!

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Cookie Dough
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste (or vanilla extract)
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Brownie Batter
1 cup butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla Bean Paste (or vanilla extract)
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional, but so good)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
24-30 Rolos
Snickers, cut into pieces


Preheat oven to 350
Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper
In a large microwave safe bowl melt butter
Whisk in brown sugar until well combined
Add in egg and vanilla bean paste, mixing until just combined
Gently stir in flour, salt and baking soda
Add in chocolate chips until well combined
Roll dough into small balls (about 1-2 teaspoons) and place onto plate and put in freezer while you make brownies
In the same bowl (making sure you wipe it out) melt butter and chocolate chips in microwave for 2 minutes
Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth
Mix in sugars until just combined
Add in each egg one at a time, mixing until just combined
Stir in vanilla bean paste, cocoa powder, espresso powder
Add in flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until just combined
Pour batter into prepared pan
Unwrap rolos
Remove cookie dough from freezer and place into brownie batter
Press rolos into batter around the cookie dough
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until it is just set in the center
Remove and let cool for 20 minutes in pan and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely
Cut into squares and serve


You can use Rolo candies, caramel candy, or any candy you would prefer...I think Rolo's are the best

No Rolo’s… No Worries

If Rolo’s are not your favorite no worries.  You can use really any candy you want.  Plain caramel candy would be great, or salted caramel sauce.  You could also use peanut butter cups or chopped up snickers.  M&M’s would also be fun.  

Use whatever you have on hand…just be sure to make them.

Make sure and post a pic of your brookies and tag me @sparklesnsprouts and use #sparklesnsprouts so I can see your creation.

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