Homemade Oreo crust, Rolo candies, caramel and chocolate ganache –these ooey gooey rolo bars are a chocolate caramel heavenly delight
I’m having a hard time writing today’s post.
All I want is to get up and make myself a new batch of these homemade Rolo bars.
I was just thinking one day, how awesome would be to have a ginormous Rolo candy, with lots and lots of caramel filling.
What it seems like a silly thing started to haunt my mind. Why not?
I saw lots of recipes for homemade peanut butter cups, why can’t I make homemade rolo candy.
It can’t be that hard!
I have to be honest and say I didn’t even try to make rolo candy.
The idea vanished being replaced by the image of these rolo bars.
An image I could not get rid of.
So I tried to turn it into reality.
And I’m about to make them again.
I don’t think there are words I know of to describe how insanely good are these bars.
The bottom layer is very much alike Oreo cookies giving the bars just a slight crunchy bite.
Then you have a layer of chewy chopped Rolo candies, homemade caramel, more Rolo candies all topped with melted chocolate.
I’m telling you, do yourself a favor, go to the store buy the ingredients and make these Rolo bars.
You’ll have everyone at your feet
Homemade Oreo crust, Rolo candies, caramel and chocolate ganache – it’s a chocolate caramel heavenly delight
- 6 tbsp (85 grams) unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2/3 cup (80 grams) all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (20 grams) cocoa powder (I used special dark cocoa powder)
- 30-40 Rolo candies halved
- 8 tbsp (113 grams) salted butter ( I highly advice to use store-bought salted butter and not replace it with unsalted butter and a pinch of salt)
- 1 X 14 oz can (397 grams) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
- 4 oz chocolate chunks
- 1 tbsp milk or heavy cream (I used milk)
- Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a food processor place the butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder. Pulse a couple of times until it forms a soft ball.
- Take the dough out and press it evenly in the prepared baking pan.
- With a fork, prick the crust several times and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Cool completely.
- When cooled spread half of the Rolo candies over it.
- In a medium size saucepan melt the salted butter over low heat.
- Add the sugar and the condensed milk.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly (making sure it doesn't burn or you have to start all over again) and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes until the mixtures thickens and changes color.
- If you want a darker color, a toffee color, keep cooking it for 3-4 more minutes (I did it the first time, but preferred the light color in contrast with the caramel color in the Rolo candies)
- While still hot, pour half over the crust and Rolo candies, add the rest of the Rolo candies and cover with the remaining caramel.
- Leave to cool completely at room temperature.
- Melt the chocolate chunks in a microwave safe bowl. Add the milk or heavy cream and mix well. Pout over the cold caramel and leave to set before cutting the bars.
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