• Rolo Cookie Bars

    I seldom allow myself to eat them, but the truth of the matter is that I LOVE Rolos. I don’t, however, love cake mixes so I was very concerned that these cookie bars would taste like something made with a mix, and truthfully, seldom are cookie bars made with a mix as good as bars made from scratch. These Rolo Bars are, however, a good substitute in a pinch. I personally think you will like them better if you have time to make and seal in something airtight for a day or so. The flavors seem to mix well that way…or so the men at church tell me! :)

    ROLO COOKIE BARSBefore you begin, you need to know that there is no way around it. This one is going to require that you use your fingers to pat it into the pan!

    Ingredients

    Yellow Cake Mix
    5 Ounces Evaporated Milk
    ¼ Cup Butter, melted
    4-5 Packs Rolo Candy Pieces, each cut in half

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish.

    2. Mix together cake mix, milk and butter. Batter will be thick.

    3. Put ½ batter in baking dish, pressing into pan.

    4. Bake just until batter begins to set, about 8 minutes.

    5. Take halved Rolos and place over hot batter, caramel side down.

    6. Drop “blobs” of remaining batter over all.

    7. Bake until golden. Begin checking after 20 minutes.

    Patting this layer into the pan was the hardest part of the recipe.

    Patting this layer into the pan was the hardest part of the recipe.

    Rolo candies in hot mix.

    Rolo candies in hot mix.

    Batter will be so thick that you have to help it off of the spoon to drop onto candies.

    Batter will be so thick that you have to help it off of the spoon to drop onto candies.

    I actually buttered the top of these bars as soon as they came out of the oven and before I sliced them!

    I actually buttered the top of these bars as soon as they came out of the oven and before I sliced them!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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