Rolo Cookies


We don’t buy candy very often, but when we do it is usually not to snack on, it is to bake with. Last week I bought Rolo candies to make Rolo Pretzels with Pretzel M&M’s. I didn’t use all of the Rolos so I used the leftover candies to make Rolo cookies. These cookies look like plain chocolate cookies, but there is a surprise inside.

The chocolate cookie dough gets wrapped around the Rolo candy. The Rolos melt in the oven and create a chocolate caramel center that is to die for. The cookies are best warm because the center is ooey, gooey, and divine. Josh wasn’t going to try a cookie because he thought they were plain chocolate cookies, but I told him to trust me and take a bite. He did and he immediately grabbed a second cookie and a glass of cold milk. He loved the chocolate caramel surprise.

If you want to create an extra sweet treat, try these chocolate cookies with a Rolo candy center. You can’t go wrong with cookies and candy!

Rolo Cookies

Soft chocolate cookies with a chocolate caramel surprise inside!
4.5 from 2 votes


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Bag of Rolo candies, unwrapped
  • Sugar, for rolling the cookie dough balls in


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and blend well. Take a spoonful of chocolate cookie dough and wrap around one Rolo candy. Make sure Rolo is completely covered with cookie dough. Roll dough ball in sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue until you run out of cookie dough.
  • Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.


Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 97mg, Potassium: 50mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 171IU, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This is a family favorite we’ve been making for years. It was a $2,000 winner in the 1990 Bake-off. Yours look perfect!

  2. WOW these are gorgeous! the pictures are beautiful, and I LOVE the idea of the caramel flowing forth…YUM!

  3. Yum….I am such a candi-a-holic. A friend of mine, for a fun lunch snack for her daughter, would name rolo bites. She would sandwich a rolo with 2 square butter pretzels and microwave for 10 secs, and smoosh to seal. Ridiculously simple, fun, and oh so good! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Oooh I love these cookies! I adore chocolate cookies, and that caramel center looks delicious! Thank you for including a link to my snickery squares, and thanks also for including Ree’s salted caramel brownies. I had somehow missed those, and am in total love with salted caramel right now, so I can’t wait to try them!

  5. Maria, you are right it is essential that these are eaten straight out of the oven. Those gooey chocolate centers look amazing! xo

  6. These are a favorite at our house too. I love taking them to potlucks and watching people bite into them for the first time and get that gooey caramel surprise. They really are yummy!

  7. We make these too, but we roll the tops in a crushed pecan and sugar mixture before baking and then after they cool we drizzle melted almond bark and sprinkle more pecans and sugar. YUMMY!

  8. Maria – these look so good. Rolos always remind me of going to the movies when I was a kid. My dad would always buy a pack and I’d always mooch some off of him. I’ll have to make these for him. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Oh man…another super yummy way to use Rolos! You know this is not very helpful for trying to lose those prego lbs….I may need to try out that spinach and feta salad in between the cookies!!

  10. Oooooooh. Oh my. My guy would love these. I would, too. I would have to make them right before I was leaving the house for a few days, though, as I fear I would have no control around them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. i could buy rolos with every intention to use them in baking, but they’d disappear down my gullet before i knew what was happening. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. This is such an amazing idea. They look so good. I love doughnuts that have a surprise filling so why not cookies!

  13. Rolos are my numero uno candy. I love ANYTHING with caramel in it. Can’t wait to make these! yummy

  14. That bit of caramel oozing out would make me grab another cookie and a glass of milk, too. Yum!

  15. Rolos are some of my most favorite candies! Can’t beat that caramel center. Your cookies look so soft. I’d love to make these.

    It was so good to see you Saturday! We need to do lunch or bake together soon!

  16. I made these cookies last year, they are yummy!!
    How have you been? I hope your summer is going well. It’s been hot in Idaho!

  17. heavenly! i made your pretzel cookies on thursday night and brought them to work on friday! um, lets just say they were gone in like 30 seconds. rave reviews. thanks so much for sharing the recipe! it’s a keeper FO SHO! xo

  18. Ooh… I love cookies with Rolo candies in them. I have made peanut butter ones and Nutella ones… Yum! Now I’ll have to give these a try!

  19. Oh my god my mouth is watering!!! I haven’t had rolo’s in years and these look SO good!!

    I am definitely going to have to make these once I am off crutches and back in the kitchen. I can see they will be a huge hit with my boyfriend.

  20. Ooh, look at the oozing caramel in those. Such a great idea for a cookie! Would be soooo hard to stop at one.

  21. ooh – what a great use for rolos! I love rolos anyway, but having them in a biscuit is wonderful!

  22. Oh i’ve heard about these! I’m definitely going to try them. I looove the prezel turtles, they’re addicting!

  23. I made these a few weeks ago for one of our summer ‘Concerts at the Pier.’ They were a huge success! Every one of them were gone and people were asking for more, as well as the recipe. These are so easy to make and every bite is amazing…… the bites of just plain chocolatey goodness and then the bites with the wonderful caramel.
    Hints: I leave them to set up on the parchment paper when I remove them from the oven. I just slide the cooked parchment sheet straight on to the cooling rack and slide a prepped parchment sheet right back on the hot sheet and in to the oven.
    If you put the hot cookies directly on the rack the caramel breaks through the actual cookie part and falls between the cracks! And, they tend to fall apart when hot.

  24. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for quite awhile, because it looked so good. I finally made it tonight and these cookies were so good! My husband said they were his favorite cookies he’s ever had, quite the compliment! Thanks for another great recipe!

  25. I stumbled upon this recipe on Friday and knew I had to make them! So, yesterday I walked to the store in the pouring rain to get the rolos and it was so worth it because these cookies are ridiculously good! They are perfectly moist, even on day two! Probably the best cookies I have ever had!

  26. I am not one to comment on recipes, but just this once Ill make an exception. THESE. ARE. AMAZING. I stumbled on this recipe from Iambaker and couldnt stop myself from making them! Ive had people beg me for the recipe, and they are SO easy to make! Thank you so much for sharing this..!!

  27. Awesome cookies… Made half the batch with a light sea salt topping, the other half with the full sugar roll… Both are amazing, but my wife prefers the salted, she doesn’t have the biggest sweet tooth… Thanks!

  28. I made these for a Christmas cookie exchange– they were the biggest hit of the night! And we had 13 different types of cookies so that is a good sign. They were the first to be eaten and I got requests to make more. Easy to make– the longest part was unwrapping the rolos!

  29. I must be in a different elevation because mine are coming out thick. Do you press them during baking? Tried using less dough but they still don’t spread…any ideas? Yours look delicious!

  30. 4 stars
    Sprinkled a few grains of coarse kosher salt over the top of each cookie.
    Used my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe.
    Rather than sifting cocoa into the dry ingredients, melted the chips and stirred into the dough.