Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

One of the first things I learned to make growing up. And now I only make these at Christmas as one of my special holiday treats.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 3/4 ounce) yellow cake mix, dry mix only
  • 13 cup butter, softened
  • 23 cup evaporated milk
  • 36 pieces Rolo chocolates, unwrapped and halved
  • 34 cup pecans, chopped


  1. In bowl, combine dry cake mix, butter and milk. This will be thick.
  2. Spread 1/2 of the cake mixture into a prepared 9 x 13 pyrex casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle candies on top of cake mixture.
  4. Top candies with remaining cake mixture. This is thick and you may need to use your hands.
  5. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of 2nd layer of cake mixture.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°.
  7. Cut while warm and allow to cool in the pan.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I've seen this recipe around, and have been wanting to try it. I think I was expecting the mix/ingredients to be a bit more crumbly, but it was closer to 'batter-like'. Baked up nicely and there is a great toffee undertone to the bars. I have to find someone to share them with, or I'm going to eat them all! Thanks for sharing, Tracey Davidson Mizell.

alligirl May 03, 2012

Needed a last minute dessert and had a cake mix and rolos in the house. The batter was definitely difficult to spread. I used a little more than half on the bottom to cover the pan. I then put small blobs on the top and tried to spread them out the best I could. When I went to take them out of the oven, it was obvious they weren't done as the were extremely wobbly. I quickly looked up the recipe on several other sites and found a discrepancy. All the other recipes have you bake the bottom layer for 8 minutes and then add the rolos and top layer of dough. I baked them about 8 minutes more and that seemed to do the trick. Everyone at the luncheon seemed to enjoy them. I wasn't a huge fan of the cake mix taste, though. I think it could have used a little vanilla at the very least. Personally, I'd like to find a recipe that you make the batter from scratch. However, everyone else thought they were great, so obviously just a personal preference on my part.

Marg (CaymanDesigns) December 09, 2014