Monday, March 5, 2012

Rolo Brownie Bites with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing

I didn't think there would be any recipes on this blog surpassing that wicked richness of the Tim Tam Brownie or the Sticky Date puddings. But I hit the jackpot every way possible this recipe surpasses their evil decadence. Rolo Brownie Bites with Caramel Cream Cheese Icing. Sounds delicious?
You bet.
These will be the soul reason for my adult teeth to rot out of my head. They are so good, and so addictive!
As you know, I'm a big brownie fan, and this base recipe has come out many, many times in this blog (don't you just love the versatility of some recipes!) It's never failed me. Every time its super rich and delicious, on its own or combined with chocolate, caramel and cream cheese like in this recipe below. You'll want to make these fellas in a mini cupcake tray, as a little goes a long way. They're sublime, divine, and they were a real hit! Definitely one to go in the "will make again" cookbook.


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
24 Rolo chocolates

cocoa powder to dust (optional)

4 tbsp butter, room temperature
4oz cream cheese, room temperature
about 2 tbsp. caramel topping (like that used on icecream)
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat your oven to 190C.
Melt butter and remove from heat. Stir through the cocoa and brown sugar until combined.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Next, blend in the flour and salt. Spoon the mixture evenly into a mini muffin tray (we used a silicone one, otherwise grease tray first). The batter should come up about 3/4 of the way in each mini muffin hole. Bake for 15 minutes. While cooking, refrigerate the rolo chocolates. As soon as the tray is removed from the oven, push one chocolate, top down, into the centre of each cake, so that the top of the cake and the bottom of the Rolo are level. Allow to cool in tray before removing.
To make icing, combine butter and cream cheese together with the electric mixer. Add the icing sugar, and lastly the caramel, until a desired thickness is achieved. Pipe onto each cooled cake, then sprinkle with a little cocoa powder. Refrigerate for a little while to stabilize the icing before serving.


NOTES: I used Nestle Role chocolate block instead of the individual rolls you can buy. There are about 20 rolos in each block, and ends up being a bit more budget friendly.


  1. you've blown me away Lou!! Your photography is amazing and I want to 'Lick the Screen'!!! xoxox

    1. thanks Gemma! I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog! letter coming your way soon!

  2. Looks delicious! I've never used icing sugar, would regular sugar work?

    1. hi Annon. Sorry, regular sugar will not work with this recipe. you may be more familiar with the term confectioner's sugar. its the same as icing sugar which is used for frosting. good luck!


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