Getting older has some advantages. One of those advantages is finding candy you hid from yourself that you bought after Easter because it was 70% off. My mother is notorious for hiding things and then totally forgetting where she put them....or totally forgetting about them period. I'm turning into my mother!!!
I tell myself when I buy all this marked down holiday candy that I'm going to use it to make stuff for my blog. However, sometimes said candy doesn't make it to the kitchen. Rolos are one of those candies. Rolos are not safe in this house. I not only have to hide them from me, I have to hide them from the hubby. After he (um, ok maybe he had a little help) devoured a bag that he found, I immediately ran to the store and grabbed another bag. That's when these Rolo Gooey Bars came about. I knew if I didn't start baking with them, the Rolos would be gone.
Finding a good gooey bar recipe was not hard for me to do. I knew exactly where to go....Dorothy from Crazy for Crust has several delicious gooey bar recipes that look absolutely fabulous. These bars are an adaptation of her Caramel Apple Gooey Bars, which I'm totally already planning on making in the fall for our annual Halloween/Fall Bonfire party. I suggest you check out her blog for other gooey bar recipes, as well as a ton of other insanely delicious looking desserts.
Rolo Gooey Bars
Recipe slightly adapted from Crazy for Crust
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 large egg
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened
35 Rolo candies, unwrapped
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, egg, and butter. A dough ball will form.
Take about half of the dough and press into the foil-lined pan. Next, top with the Rolo candies and then pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the Rolos. Take the remaining dough, and in large pieces, top the milk/candy layer.
Bake the bars for about 30-33 minutes or until the top begins to turn a golden brown. Once removed from the oven, let cool completely before cutting.