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Rolo-stuffed marshmallow brownies

I have started and stopped writing this post about two dozen times, for a thousand different reasons. I won't get into that, but I will tell you that I came up with this brownie recipe during a recent bout of insomnia. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and started doing my usual stressing/worrying/thinking. I decided to turn my thoughts into something productive, so I started thinking about food! And what better food to ponder than brownies?

I have been loving the "stuffed" treats lately, so (after some pondering) I came up with the idea of brownies stuffed with one of my all-time favorite candies, Rolos. I needed just a little something extra, and roasted marshmallows seemed like the perfect thing to throw on the top.

Most treats that I make end up being shared with my coworkers. These brownies did not get shared with my coworkers. My husband and I ate the ENTIRE batch by ourselves. Every last crumb. I can't even tell you how sinfully delicious they were. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, combine:

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup light brown sugar


1 egg 

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well.

Add the flour mixture in two batches just until combined.

Stir in a 12-oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spread half of the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish. Top with a layer of (unwrapped) Rolos (12-oz. bag).

Top with the rest of the cookie batter and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned.

Preheat your broiler. Top the brownies with 1 1/2 cups of miniature marshmallows and place in the oven for 2-3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them, as the marshmallows will brown very quickly! I do like my marshmallows a bit on the crisp side, but you may cook them to your liking. 

Well worth being awake in the middle of the night!

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (9)

OMG this is heavenly. I love rolos, what a creative idea for brownies. You rock. Have a great day!

12.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

These are my idea of heaven!! All those gooey rolo candies bursting in these brownies!! YUM!!

12.7.2011 | Unregistered Commentersteph

That looks insanely good. Thanks for sharing!

12.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda's Yummies

Ummm... yeah, I could eat a few (dozen) of these. Then go back for more.

12.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet@FCTC

I found your blog on Make and Takes, and I think I am going to become a follower. These are the kinds of pastries I dream about! Thanks for sharing.

12.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLacey

Damm look at all those Rolos!!! It makes me very happy. This looks so delish, the marshmallow puts it over the top.

These look delicious! I haven't had a Rolo in forever. Yum!

Your brain is the bestest brain in the work. I'm all FOR you having some more sleepless nights. This is a GENIUS brownie! And rolos! I haven't had a rolo in 15 years at least! L-O-V-E!

12.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

I can't imagine a better brownie!!! I must give this one a try...just fabulous!!! You need to have these creative bouts of insomnia more often if this is the result!!!

12.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

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