Rolo Cheesecake

The August Crazy Cooking Challenge theme is cheesecake!  I am a huge cheesecake fan and am always up to try a new flavor.

I saw this recipe for Rolo Cheesecake Bars via Pinterest or a blog hop;  I don’t remember which.  I just knew I had to try it.  Cheesecake deliciousness, chocolate and caramel with a rich topping.  Who wouldn’t want to satisfy a sweet tooth this way?

Rolo Cheesecake Bars was the inspiration for the following recipe.  A few changes I made include preparing the bars in a 9X9-inch pan (vs. a 9 X 13-inch pan) and decreasing the graham cracker crust.  I also made a ganach glaze, from this recipe, instead of the buttery chocolate glaze the recipe called for.  Here is what I came up with:


1 1/2 C of Graham Cracker crumbs

1/4 C sugar

5 T Butter

Stir all together and press into a 9×9-inch pan.

Bake at 350* for 7 minutes and cool.


Beat until smooth:

2 – 8 ounce Packages of Cream Cheese

2 Eggs

3/4 C Sugar

1/4 C Flour

Add 1 – 12 oz package of Rolos.  I couldn’t find the unwrapped mini ones, but they would work fine.  I unwrapped the entire package and cut them into fourths.

Pour onto the cool crust and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Let cheesecake cool and add glaze.


1/2 C Heavy Cream

2 T. Light Corn Syrup

Pinch of Salt

1 C Milk Chocolate Chips

When the cheesecake is completely cooled, prepare the glaze.

Place all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Cool for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the glaze is thickened, but still pourable.

Stir until completely smooth and then pour smoothly over cheesecake.

Chill and cut into bars.

Garnish with a Rolo, if you wish.

This dessert is more bar like than the typical cheesecake.  I really like the addition of sugar in the graham cracker crust.  The filling is candy bar delicious and the chocolate glaze is the perfect way to top it all off.  Rolo Cheesecake is Husband approved, but I wouldn’t mention it to the dentist.


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21 Responses to Rolo Cheesecake

  1. Kim says:

    That looks yummy! It’s definitely going in the “to-try” pile!

  2. Um, yummy! Cheesecake and rolos? I’m in!

    • Robyn says:

      I had a feeling you would love this, Dorothy!

    • Elisa says:

      Holy moly this looks awesome!! I used to be one of those pepole who hated cheese cake. Cheese should not be sweet!! I though. Then I slowly started coming around and now I LOVE it. And this looks pretty amazing 🙂 Bookmarked!

  3. What a fantastic cheesecake! A great entry for the Crazy Cooking Challenge! So much chocolate!

  4. Candy C. says:

    Dang girl, you are KILLING me with all these yummy cheesecake recipes!! 😉

  5. Little Mommy says:

    Looks delish! Great choice!

  6. Buttons says:

    Oh Robyn no fair you have no idea how hungry I am now. I have not ingredient for this delicious dream and am wishing I lived closer to a store.Oh no now you have a while page of delicious recipes . Darn drool drool drool. B

  7. Buttons says:

    That is a whole page:) B

  8. Jeannelle says:

    I made this recipe yesterday and it is delicious! I didn’t have any Rolos, so cut up some Snickers instead.

    • Robyn says:

      Glad you like the recipe, Jeannelle! I believe any kind of candy would work. I am thinking butterfingers on my next try.

  9. I had completely forgotten about Rolo candy!! Thanks for the reminder and a yummy new cheesecake recipe!!

    Stopping by from #64 – Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes

  10. Alyssa says:

    This looks great!! I never thought to put rolos in a cheesecake before. Stopping by from CCC#12.

  11. Jocelyn says:

    Rolos and cheesecake together? Hot dog that is an awesome sounding cheesecake!!!

  12. Debi says:

    Love this! We are rolo eaters here, big time! I can’t wait to make this for my boys. Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures week 46. <3 and hugs!

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