Rolo Bars: Good Idea, Ok Recipe

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Rolos+Cake Mix=good?? Not so much…..

I have recipe fails too.  And this one seemed to be a recipe fail for me, but others seemed to enjoy them.  Maybe I was expecting to much….or maybe I just like my Rolos plain and simple right out of the foil paper.  Maybe I am just a purist.

This recipe was super easy.  The batter is made from a cake mix, and the only time-consuming part is cutting the Rolos in half.  As it baked, the Rolos melted and created a caramel-ly chocolate glaze over the crust.  Warm, they cut easily. Once cooled, it was harder since the caramel got sticky and firm.

If you like Rolos and need a quick dessert, give it a try.  If you do, I would like to know your opinion!

Rolo Bars

1 box (18.25 oz) yellow, vanilla or white cake mix ( I used Duncan Hines), dry

5 oz evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter, melted

40 Rolo Candies, unwrapped and cut in half

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.  In a bowl, combine cake mix, evaporated milk and butter.  Stir to combine.  Mixture should be thick and sticky.  Press half the mixture into your prepared pan.  Lightly wet your hands and it will be easier to spread.  It won’t look like you have enough, but it will cover the whole bottom.  Bake 8-9 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with Rolos, cut side down.  Take remaining batter and sprinkle it over the Rolos.  Bake for 20-22 more minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on rack.  Cut into squares.  Makes 24 bars.

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