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.
- 1 (18 3/4 ounce) yellow cake mix, dry mix only
- 1⁄3 cup butter, softened
- 2⁄3 cup evaporated milk
- 36 pieces Rolo chocolates, unwrapped and halved
- 3⁄4 cup pecans, chopped
- In bowl, combine dry cake mix, butter and milk. This will be thick.
- Spread 1/2 of the cake mixture into a prepared 9 x 13 pyrex casserole dish.
- Sprinkle candies on top of cake mixture.
- Top candies with remaining cake mixture. This is thick and you may need to use your hands.
- Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of 2nd layer of cake mixture.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°.
- Cut while warm and allow to cool in the pan.
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.
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.