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Topping a peanut butter cookie with a caramel filled chocolate candy gave these Rolo Peanut Blossoms a spectacular caramel advantage over their ordinary counterparts!

This twist on Peanut Blossom Cookies is so irresistible, you may never go back to the traditional version again!

Rolo Peanut Blossoms on a red napkin

Rolo Peanut Blossoms

I bake the more typical peanut blossoms every Christmas using a chocolate star instead of a Hershey’s Kiss, so I began pondering the alternatives. Since the candy is pressed into the cookie right out of the oven, and never actually baked, there were so many options. But caramel seems to win out when I’m in charge.

Rolo Peanut Blossoms in a white bowl with a few candies and cookies on the side

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie for Caramel Lovers

If this is a new combination to you, let me tell you, it works! Warm from the oven you get some ooey gooey chocolate and caramel, but they’re just as scrumptious as they come to room temperature. These gems are perfect for caramel lovers!

While these peanut blossoms were a hit with my two chocolate-peanut butter fans, the hubby reminded me for the umpteenth time that he doesn’t do peanut butter desserts. Oh, well. More peanut butter blossom cookies for me!

Tips for Making Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • Lining your baking sheets with parchment makes for easy clean up and eliminates any greasing of your pans.
  • To make evenly sized cookies, use a cookie scoop.
  • PRO-Tip: Roll the dough balls between your palms to make them nice and round. This will make the baked cookies more symmetrical.
  • Whether you use Rolos, Kisses or Chocolate Stars, press the candies into the middle of the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Work quickly as the candy will start melting if you hold onto it too long, and the candy will adhere best while the cookies are hot.
  • Let cool completely if you’re packaging as gifts as you want the chocolate to solidify.
  • Storing these peanut blossom cookies in the refrigerator can cause the chocolate to bloom or get a gray cast. This doesn’t impact the quality, just the appearance.

Rolo Peanut Blossoms in a white bowl with two cookies on the side

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Rolo Peanut Blossoms on a red napkin

Rolo Peanut Blossoms

Peanut blossom cookies topped with Rolos. Basic recipe adapted from Land O Lakes.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 48 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies
  • Method: Mixing, Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 48 Rolo candies, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together ½ cup sugar, brown sugar, softened butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and salt and beat until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda and mix till combined, scraping bowl as needed.
  3. Place the ¼ cup sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes till lightly browned. Immediately press one Rolo in the center of each cookie. Remove to cooling racks.

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23 comments on “Rolo Peanut Blossoms”

  1. These rolo cookies look so pretty!

  2. These cookies look divine, Liz! Rolos are one of my favourite chocolates!

  3. Bet they didn’t last long:@)

  4. Peanut butter and caramel……. what a heavenly combination! These cookies look amazing.

  5. Caramel, chocolate and peanut butter? Count me in! Pinned. 🙂

  6. Oh no… you didn’t! I love peanut blossoms with the Hershey Kiss, but I never thought of putting a Rolo there instead. Genius! Looks delicious! Have a great week!

  7. Oh Lizzy these look so good and pretty! So much peanut buttery goodness ^_^


  8. I haven’t had a Rolo in years! Love the caramel-peanut butter combo!

  9. When Jerry walked by as I was reading this, he asked me to make them with leftover Easter Rolos – his favorite candy……………… that’s what I will be doing tonight!

  10. I’m always thrilled when I make things that Tony doesn’t like because that means it’s all for meeeeeee!!! Lol. Baking cookies with Rolos is ALWAYS a good idea and these look absolutely scrumptious, Liz!

  11. I’m not sure how you keep a marriage together without peanut butter! (just kidding!) And I have to agree, carmel + peanut butter works better than most people think.

  12. Wow such an irresistible cookie… Love to grab one!

  13. Omigosh… I haven’t had a Rolo in aaaaaaages! Such a great twist on the usual blossom cookie… I mean, why bother with a chocolate kiss when you can do a caramel-filled chocolate instead, amirite?

  14. choc + pb + caramel are a trio that make life worth living! I lovelovelove these blossoms!

  15. These are probably the cutest cookies I’ve seen, Liz! Are you running a bakery yet?? Hahaha! xoxo

  16. Rolos are addicting on their own, and now with a peanut butter cookie? I’m a goner! These are so delicious and didn’t last long in my house!

  17. These cookies are an all-time favorite at our house! YUMMY!

  18. delish!

  19. These were so fun to make and eat! My kids loved them!

  20. This is an irresistible classic cookie!

  21. Peanut butter blossoms are such a classic, we love them! I absolutely adore that you put rolos on these!

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