Ooey Gooey Rolo Brownies
Yields: 16 brownies
 
These brownies are dense, rich, and stuffed with a melty chocolate caramel center. Life really doesn’t get much better than this!
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp (28g) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • ¼ cup (42g) dark chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly
  • ¾ cup (144g) granulated sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¼ cup (60mL) skim milk
  • ¼ cup (60g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 16 Rolo candies
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°, and lightly coat an 8”-square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Lightly spoon the flour into the measuring cup, and level with a knife. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and dark chocolate chips. Mix in the sugar. Add in the egg whites, milk, yogurt, and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. (It’s okay to have small lumps in the batter!)
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and press 1 Rolo into the center of where each square would be. Bake at 300° for 25-29 minutes (closer to 25 minutes for more ooey gooey parts; closer to 29 minutes for a fully fudgy texture). The brownies in the center may not be set. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Let the brownies set for at least 2 hours once at room temperature before slicing into squares with a sharp knife. (Optional, but highly recommended: Reheat individual brownies in the microwave on HIGH for 5-8 seconds to warm up the caramel center!)
Notes: I used regular unsweetened cocoa powder, instead of Hershey’s Special Dark like with these brownies to give them a slightly richer flavor.

Use dark chocolate chips, not semi-sweet. The semi-sweet will make the brownies much milkier.

Do NOT substitute brown sugar for the granulated. This mutes the chocolate flavor of the brownies.

Regular plain nonfat yogurt can be substituted for the Greek yogurt.
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2013/08/16/ooey-gooey-rolo-brownies/