Salted Rolo Brownies

These super fudgy brownies are loaded with chopped Rolo candies, have additional candies pressed into the top of the batter, and include a healthy dose of flaked sea salt for the ultimate balance.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 50 minutes
Servings 9 large or 16 small brownies
Calories 541 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt such as fleur de sel or maldon
  • ½ cup chopped Rolo candies
  • 9 whole Rolo candies
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter and chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl set on top of a small saucepan of barely simmering water and stir occasionally until completely melted and smooth. Remove the bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the melted chocolate mixture to combine. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture, add the fleur de sel and fold until no streaks of flour remain. Gently fold in the chopped Rolo candies.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Press the whole Rolo candies into the surface of the brownie batter, evenly spaced. Bake until the surface is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan, then transfer to a cutting board and slice. Leftover brownies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one large brownie

Nutrition Facts
Salted Rolo Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 541 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 341mg15%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.