Monday, July 4, 2011

Rolo Brownie Bites with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Today Maisie and I decided to bake a special treat for a chocolate and caramel loving friend.  After a bit of thought we settled on making mini brownie bites stuffed with a Rolo candy and topped with a caramel cream cheese frosting.  A perfect two bite treat, surprisingly not over-the-top sweet, adorable and YUM!!

IMG_8919eThe brownie bites were very easy to make and Maisie and I had fun cooking together.

IMG_8897eBut I think that Maisie’s favorite part was licking the spoon, she really got into her work.

Rolo Brownie Bites with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix plus necessary eggs, oil & water per package instructions (or your favorite homemade recipe)
  • 24 Rolo candies plus extras for the cook's snack
  • 4 TBS. butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 TBS. caramel sauce
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

Remove all the wrappers and refrigerate the Rolo candies.  Pre-heat oven to 325F.  Prepare brownies according to package directions.  Grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin with cooking spray and fill each cup 3/4 full with batter.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Remove from oven and immediately press a Rolo, smaller side down, into the center of each brownie bite until the top of the Rolo is even with the top of the brownie bite.  Cool for a couple of minutes then carefully remove the brownie bites from the pan to a cooking rack.  Allow to cool completely.

To make the frosting, whip the butter and cream cheese together until smooth.  Add the caramel sauce and blend.  Add the confectioners sugar and whip until creamy and smooth.  Using a pastry or plastic bag with a piping tip, pipe the frosting onto the top of each brownie bite.  Chill in the refrigerator to set the frosting a bit before serving.

Enjoy!!

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70 comments:

  1. Oh, you're killing me. THESE I will have to try! They actually look like a simplified version of some killer caramel ribbon brownies I make (except mine are not frosted). Mmm!

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  2. OH!MY!GOODNESS! These look amazing! Printing off to try...as I love chocolate, caramel and cream cheese frosting! Love these~

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  3. Bite sized treats are the best, aren't they? And I just love the surprise filling with the Rolos =)

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  4. These look delicious! I love rolos. Rolo Brownie Bites, even better!!!

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  5. oooh boy! those look good! Wow!

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  6. Yummm. I made your cookie oreo brownie dessert for the 4th and everyone loved it. I am going to make it again with the Triple Chunk brownie mix just to add some more chocolate. I served small pieces with ice cream on the side.

    These I think I will make for my Treat Thursday with my co-workers.

    Smileyalways.

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  7. Ohhh...Maisie is so cute...and your Rolo Brownie Bites sound so good!

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  8. Oh my goodness! These look incredible! Thanks for linking up to Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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  9. This looks so good! I love Rolos. Going to Pin it now... (found you via Frugal Antics' linky)

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  10. Oh my! These look yummy!

    So glad you joined in this week's Mingle Monday!!!

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  11. These sound amazing - so many delicious ingredients in one brownie bite!

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  12. I am your newest follower over from Mingle Monday! Those brownies look awesome!

    Liz

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  13. These are great and look so delicious! I've got to make them! Please share your recipe at Muffin and Cupcake Monday. Thanks!

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  14. A.MA.ZING! All my favorite flavors rolled into one??? Unbelievable! I'm making these very soon! Hope I can control the drool til then....

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  15. These look absolutely heavenly! I'm pinning these to make later! Thanks

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  16. looks awesome the caramel makes them looks so gooood come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  17. My husband is going to love these! He's a huge caramel fan! YUM!

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  18. This looks so good. YUM YUM YUM!!! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  19. Wow would these be a hit at my house. They look fantastic. Come on over and check out our grilled corn recipe. It is fantastic.

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  20. Ohhhh...I love Rolos! These look fantastic!

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  21. Yum! These look fabulous & easy!

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  22. I made these without the frosting and they were still delish!!

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  23. A rolo in a brownie?! OMG AND with a caramel cream cheese frosting?! Everything about this is so right and what a genius concept!

    I wanted to invite your over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  24. She is so cute, enjoy this time they grow up too fast. These little bites look yummy thanks for the post. andi keep cooking

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  25. Way to go, the kid seems to enjoy. :)
    Visiting you via FTF.
    http://foodamn.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hmmmnnn...these Brownie is a sure winner..I am drooling and its early in the morning...I wish I have some with my coffee...I am your newest follower.Hope you can come over to my place. www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

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  27. Such yummy goodness. Looks like Maisie had a lot of fun.

    Looks delish!

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday Have a great weekend. See you next week.

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  28. I'm pretending I never saw this, la-la-la-la-la...

    :)

    Looks impossibly delicious and dreadfully addicting.

    Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays.

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  29. Would it be weird to say "I love you"? Guess it would. In high school, I had a serious Rolo addiction. And brownies are my favorite dessert. Plus, who can resist anything in mini form?
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Visiting from Foodie Friday

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  30. Seriously? You're an evil temptress. I love to bake, but in the interest of my waistline, I usually pass by the contributions to Tasty Tuesday that involve sweets. Your photo and descriptions were, however, irresistible. I'm going to have to make these. My neighbors will get the bulk of them. So, I'll thank you for them now. :)

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  31. Wow, those look amazing!! I don't think I've had Rolos since I was a kid. I love that you added in a few extra for the cook's snack. It's definitely a necessity :)

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  33. I made brownies too for hubby except yours have filling. Oh my I would love to try this soon.

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  34. Unbelievable! A must try. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week! http://bit.ly/npf0ml

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  35. Thank you so much for sharing on Momtrends. I love checking out all the Friday Food submissions. From the looks of your 'assistant' the recipe was a hit! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

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  36. your helper is very good at her job. i love this recipe...i am going to give it a try soon. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

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  37. Those look yummy! I am going to try them.

    P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog. There are great organizational tools and charts for moms and kids. I hope you will enter.

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  38. Hi Lisa,
    She is adorable! Those Rolo Brownie Bites are over the top delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  39. Oh, sinfully delicious...I love them!

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  40. Guess what I'm making right now? :)

    Brownies are baked, rolos are in and things are cooling as I type.

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  41. These are decadent and I want them. You certainly bake beautiful stuff, all yummy sounding. I hope you are linking this Bake with Bizzy. Thanks.

    http://bizzybakesb.blogspot.com/2011/07/baking-with-bizzy-9-partial.html

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  42. wow, that looks really great...thanks for sharing your recipe, i would love to try it if i will be lucky to find ingredients here at penh. visiting from FTF, have a great week. :)

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  43. This recipe is being featured this week on Mangoes and Chutney! Thanks for linking up! http://mangoesandchutney.com/2011/07/rolo-brownie-bites-with-caramel-cream-cheese-frosting-featured-recipe.html

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  44. These looks incredible. Thanks so much for linking up with What's On the Menu Wednesday.

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  45. What delicious treats you and Maisie made! I love caramel and these brownie bites just make my mouth water. That is such a cute photo of Maisie as well. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with Let's Do Brunch.

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  46. I love rolos! These look yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one!

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  47. Wow! mouthwatering, delicious dish. I love it very much. i can have it in breakfast, lunch and in dinner.My mum used to prepare it for me. But alas! now i am away from her.But your easy steps of browni to prepare it will help me to make it.

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  48. Hi Lisa - Just wanted you to know my blog post today was for these rolo brownie bites. I shared a link to this yummy page too. I've made these a few times and they've been a big hit. Last week I sold them at a bake sale and the gal who purchased them called and wanted the recipe as her gr'kids went wild over them. SO glad you shared.

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  49. OMG !!! Found this recipe a couple of weeks ago and have already made 3 double batches of them for different events! Everyone that has tried them loved them... as do I ! And they are sooo easy ~ I don't make anything that's not ! Thank you so much for sharing !

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  50. I made these for my office and they got rave reviews. I didn't have caramel sauce, so left it out of the frosting and I like the tart contrast. I also added a dash of sea salt to the top of the frosting and it popped so much! Nothing better than that salty/sweet combo. Thanks so much for this easy & fun recipe.

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  51. Hi these look deliscious!!! Can i bake them in a baking pan?? Please let me know!!!

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    1. Yiotta, you can easily bake a tray of brownies and when you pull it hot from the oven quickly press the frozen Rolos into the top, spreading them out so that when you cut the brownies you get one in each piece. Once completely cooled, just spread the frosting as if frosting a sheet cake and then cut into bars. Good luck and enjoy.

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  52. Hi these look soooooooo good!!! Can i bakre them in a baking pan though coz im scared the wont come out of the muffin pan as nice as yours!!!!! Thanks!!!

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  53. I used these as an inspiration for my post today! Thank you for the yummy idea!

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  54. Yours look so pretty! I had a hard time getting mine out of the pan. Any suggestions? They are delicious even if they aren't as pretty as yours!

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    1. Try using a silicon pan, spray it with cooking spray, bake the brownies and add the Rolos and then refrigerate to let everything set then you should easily be able to press from the bottom of each cup to get them out of the pan. Good luck!

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  55. I made these for my husband's birthday party along with some other desserts. These were the hit of the party!! Made a double batch and it was the first thing gone. Thank you so much for the recipe. Everyone loved them!!

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    1. Thank you, so glad that everyone enjoyed them.

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  56. Hi, why wouldnt i bake the Rollos inside the dough? I imagine them to melt more into the brownie? I have made a peanut butter cup beaked into dough before, which asked to bake them as well. Would you be cincerned with the chocolate or caramel not turning out right? Thanks. Will make these today.

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    1. Guess I didn't think about it. Please give it a try and let me know how it turns out.

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    2. I've tried that, pretty recently in fact, and here's the problem: the Rolos get kind of hard inside the brownies. Not rock hard, just unpleasantly difficult to chew. I think it might actually be the caramel... caramelizing? Again? Haha anyway they were tasty, just not what I had expected.

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  57. I made these and they don't look like the picture. They fell apart when taking them out of the pan. I followed th directions exactly.

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  58. These look delicious, gonna try them when we start our holiday baking. Thanks for sharing. hugs, Dana

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  59. I've just made these and they smell delicious!! (I haven't made the frosting yet, they're still cooling.) For anyone curious about amounts, I used a 19.9 oz Betty Crocker "family size" box of brownie mix and got 36 mini muffin sized brownies out of it, so 36 Rolos would be about the right amount for that size brownie mix. :-)

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  60. I'm making is so delicious and gorgeous exelente .

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