Hi everyone! It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve done a baking post! I did lots of baking over Christmas but was too lazy to take photographs, which was very silly! I had a couple of days off university at the start of February so I decided to pop home and bake!
The first thing I made were these Rolo Cookie Bars from Jane’s Patisserie. I’ve been wanting to make cookie bars for so long, so when my mum chose this recipe, I was so excited to make them!
As you’ll know by now, I’m a massive fan of Jane’s website. I’ve made lots of her bakes before. Her Lemon and Blueberry Blondies were a firm favourite, and I’m definitely planning to make her Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins again! Her recipes are very easy to follow and there’s lots for experienced bakers too! I’d definitely recommend going over there if you’re looking for inspiration!
I followed the instructions exactly as they’re printed. I think my bags of Rolos were a little bit smaller but I didn’t find it made too much of a difference. The only thing I wished I had done was saved more to put on top. I did keep back a handful, but a bigger handful would have been more to my tastes!
There was a point when I did doubt if the recipe would come together. Once the dry ingredients and the chocolate was added, I was worried it wouldn’t combine. I looked away for a minute and as if by magic, it had formed a dough!
My pan was a different shape than she suggested, which meant my bars were a lot thinner. I found it a bit hard to press into the tin, which made mine look slightly more rustic than hers. They still tasted fab!
I baked mine for about 23 minutes, and it was slightly over baked. I believe they’re supposed to be quite gooey, but mine were hard, like cookies. That was definitely my fault though! Because my pan wasn’t as deep, I took them out at twenty minutes and then put them back in. I should have trusted myself!
All in all, this recipe is fantastic. It was super quick to make, and definitely satisfies a cookie craving! If you’re a fan of Rolos, they will be perfect for you!
Let me know if there are any other recipe blogs you enjoy reading! I’m always looking for recommendations.