Salted Caramel Brownie Bites

Alternate titles: Rolo Brownies Bites with Espresso Salt. Easiest Salted Caramel Brownies Ever. Cake Mix Brownies with Mini Rolos. Adorable Brownies with Teeny Tiny Rolos. Lazy Girl’s Brownie Bites.

These little rounds of fudgy brownies are stuffed with tiny chocolate covered caramels and lightly sprinkled with espresso salt.

They are extremely easy to do – dangerously easy, actually – that I wanted to make another batch immediately after the first was done.

They’re another version of lazy girl (or lazy boy) treats because I used store brought brownie mix and Rolo minis (already unwrapped, so I’m saving even more time). I amped it up with an additional dose of dark chocolate chips, plus a little sprinkle of crack. I mean espresso salt.

I think boxed cake/brownie mixes are pretty perfect as they are, and there really wasn’t any need to add more chocolate since I picked the fudgiest mix I can find, nor was there any need to stuff not one, but two, caramel candies in each brownie. What can I say, I love an extra Rolo (not to be confused with YOLO). So did I go a little overboard with this recipe? Yes, yes, I did. But sometimes overboard and over-the-top make for the most ridiculously good recipes.

And these were insanely good brownies. Especially when they’re still warm from the oven, and the inside is like when a molten chocolate cake and caramel fudge got married and had a baby.

That baby is a fudgy, silken, melty mix of milk chocolate covered caramel, dark chocolate chips, and warm brownie mix. A baby of dessert heaven.

These brownie bites still taste incredible even at room temperature, or the day after, or chilled for a couple of days, or straight from your freezer stash in the middle of the night.

Yield: 24 brownie bites

Salted Caramel Brownie Bites


1 boxed fudge brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines dark chocolate fudge brownies)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil (you can also use vegetable oil)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Guittard semisweet chocolate chips)
48 mini Rolos (or 24 regular Rolos)
2 teaspoons espresso salt or any other flaky salt
butter or extra coconut oil for greasing pans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, and coconut oil. Stir until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Grease mini muffin pans with butter or oil, and scoop a half tablespoon of brownie batter in each muffin cup (or fill to a third). Press two mini Rolo candies in each cup, then top with another half tablespoon of brownie batter. Mixture should be enough for 24 mini brownies.
  4. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Sprinkle espresso salt or coarse sea salt on top. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Make these super easy mini Rolo brownie bites soon. Because, you know, YOLO.

(Dad – and other adults – if you’re reading this, YOLO means You Only Live Once…)

**On another chocolate note, if you’d like to win 75 pieces of Lindt truffles, there’s still time to enter my giveaway!**


36 Responses to “Salted Caramel Brownie Bites”

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    Kathryn posted October 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Um, wow. That’s all I can say. These brownie bites sound perfect – I love the contrast between the sweet sticky caramel and the bitter espresso salt. So good!

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    Alaina posted October 25, 2013 at 9:32 am

    These look adorable, easy and SO delicious! I know what I’ll be making them for. :-)

    Have a great weekend Bianca!!

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    Susan posted October 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This is the best thing I’ve read all day.

  4. #
    Daisy posted October 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    these are insane. i always loved rolos.

  5. #
    Erica @ In and Around Town posted October 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Easy and delicious looking – doesn’t get much better than that!

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    yummychunklet posted October 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    What fun looking brownie bites!

  7. #
    Joanne posted October 26, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Oh boy. These look dangerously delicious.

  8. #
    Monica posted October 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

    You can do no wrong with brownie bites and these look wild. Love that gooey center!

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    Sara @ Saucy Dipper posted October 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    STOP IT!!! These look amazing. The only thing that would make them more decadent would be a bit peanut butter. Then that would my absolutely perfect bite.

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      Great idea, Sara! And now I want a salted caramel peanut butter brownie… :)

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    Megan posted October 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    These look ridiculous!! I made brownies the other night and wish I’d put Rolos in them now. Brownies are one of the few baked goods I like better a day old.

  11. #
    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted October 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Wow, these look insane. I want to make them, but if I have them laying around the house I’m afraid I would eat them all right away!

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Yes, that is the worst thing about these brownies! The weekend I made them I ate 2. Okay 3. Maybe 4…

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    Simply Life posted October 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    yuuuuuum! I would eat way too many of these, if given the chance! :)

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Yup they are pretty hard to resist!

  13. #
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit posted October 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Oh baby. These look so good.

  14. #
    ATasteOfMadness posted October 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    What are you doing to me?? I don’t think I would be able to fit into my jeans if I made these, they wouldn’t last 15 minutes in my house!

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Haha yes! I had to give them away quickly ;)

  15. #
    grace posted October 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    there’s no way those little rolos would last long enough to make it into these adorable bites. these are great–i can always appreciate a semi-homemade approach!

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      Bianca Garcia posted October 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      I think my process went something like: stuff two Rolos in the brownie, stuff one in my mouth. Repeat.

  16. #
    Meghan posted October 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    These are so cute! And they look amazingly easy and delicious to boot.

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted October 29, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Wow, these look amazing, Bianca! And I’m currently extremely mad that I just threw out a whole lot of rolos cuz they were getting old…this would have been perfect!

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    Rosa posted October 31, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Devilishly delicous! That is such an irresistible treat.



  19. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry posted October 31, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    When a chocolate craving hits, I know what I’ll be making!

  20. #
    Rachel @the dessert chronicles posted November 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Love the idea of making brownie bites! Your site is great and I’m jealous you live in Harvard Square. What a fun place to be!

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      Bianca Garcia posted November 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you, Rachel! Have a great weekend ahead!

  21. #
    the Squishy Monster posted November 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    These are to die for, Bianca!!

  22. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes posted November 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I love baking with rolos!! These look scrumptious!

  23. #
    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted November 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I’m loving the lazy gal’s approach here… that is what I am these days! But I still need my dessert!

  24. #
    Samantha Angela posted November 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Mmmmm… perfect for a chocoholic.

  25. #
    Choc Chip Uru posted November 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    My ultimate chocolate treat :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  26. #
    Shannon posted November 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    woah- these look intense! in the best way possible :)

  27. #
    maria at inredningsvis posted November 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    OMG it looks soooooooo divine! :) I’m addicted to your blog now haha

    Check out my blog post…one of my fav. recipes

    Have a great day

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis – The Swedish home decor blog

  28. #
    foodfashionandflow posted December 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    You had me at salted caramel, and then combined with the deep chocolately brownies..OMG. I am so making these!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures posted March 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    If I could only have one more dessert the rest of my life, it would look something like these brownie bites!


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