Mini Rolo Cheesecakes

These Mini Rolo Cheesecakes are full of chocolate and caramel! They’re so decadent and dreamy, and they’re super easy to make.

If you love Rolos, you might find your new favorite treat with this easy Rolo Turtle Fudge!

Close-up of Mini Rolo Cheesecakes on a cooling rack

Overhead view of Mini Rolo Cheesecakes on a cooling rack

Mini Rolo Cheesecakes

So the other day I had the strangest dream. I was in the middle of Africa with my mom and we had a guide to take us through the wilderness while we checked out the wildlife. We weren’t in a car or anything, just walking around. Apparently the guide was some kind of leopard specialist or something. We ended up in some sort of tree house thing (I know, strange, but it’s a dream) with two rooms – one with my mom and I in it and one with a leopard in it. The next thing I know, the bottom of the tree house (our exit) is surrounded by lions. Our guide goes to check it out and gets eaten. I know, sad. Fortunately also fictional.

So there I am with my mom with no way out because the only way out is through lions. Also, it’s starting to get dark and the leopard in the next room is getting restless because night time is feeding time. His loud purring in anticipation of meal time is increasing and I am like, OMG we are going to be eaten by a leopard. Not good.

The purring gets louder and louder, almost becoming a growl.

The next thing I know, I’m waking up and I realize the purr/growl I’m hearing is actually the hubs snoring. Somehow the lovely sound of his snoring was incorporated into my dream. Ha! 🙂

Mini Rolo Cheesecakes
Overhead view of Mini Rolo Cheesecakes on a cooling rack

Perhaps a better dream would have incorporated these mini cheesecakes? They certainly are dreamy!

The crust is made with Oreos and butter – one of my favorite crusts. Just mix it all together and divide it between the cups of your cupcake pan and press it into the bottom.

The vanilla cheesecake filling is FULL of rolos. Like, full. It’s quite a chunky mixture when you add it to the cupcake tins but that’s perfect – more rolo in every bite!

One of the great things about these mini cheesecakes and baking them in a cupcake tin is that the bake time is much shorter than a full sized cheesecake and you don’t have to worry about a water bath. It makes these much quicker and easier to make, which is great for a quick treat.

They are topped with chocolate whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel and chocolate sauce and half of a rolo.

These mini rolo cheesecakes were a huge hit with our friends! They pretty much died over them (in a good way, of course), so I know you will too. 🙂

Close-up of Mini Rolo Cheesecakes on a cooling rack
Mini Rolo Cheesecake with a bite on a fork

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Close-up of Mini Rolo Cheesecakes on a cooling rack

Mini Rolo Cheesecakes

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 58 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 Cheesecakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Mini Rolo Cheesecakes are full of chocolate and caramel! They’re so decadent and dreamy, and they’re super easy to make.




  • 1 cup (134g) oreo crumbs
  • 2 tbsp (27g) butter, melted


  • 12 ounces (339g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (112g) light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp (24g) flour
  • 1/2 cup (115g) sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (160g) chopped rolos


  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Rolos



1. Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C). Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.
2. Combine the oreo crumbs and melted butter. Divide the mixture between the cupcake liners (about 1 tablespoon per cup) and press into the bottoms.
3. Bake crusts for 5 minutes then remove from oven. Allow to cool while you make the filling.


1. Reduce oven to 300°F (148°C).
2. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, brown sugar and flour until combined (Use low speed to keep less air from getting into the batter, which can cause cracks). Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
3. Add the sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until well combined.
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Gently fold in the rolos.
5. Divide the batter between the cupcake liners and fill most of the way.
6. Bake cheesecakes for 13 minutes, then turn off oven and leave the door closed for another 10 minutes.
7. Crack the oven door and allow cheesecakes to cool for 15-20 minutes, then put in the fridge to finish cooling.
8. Once the cheesecakes are cooled and firm, make the whipped cream. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and cocoa powder to a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
9. Pipe swirls on top of each cheesecake, then drizzle with caramel and chocolate sauce and top with half of a rolo.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Keywords: mini cheesecakes recipe, cheesecake bites recipe, cheesecake cupcakes recipe, cheesecake cupcakes, caramel cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake recipe


Mini Rolo Cheesecakes on a cooling rack

Mini Rolo Cheesecakes - an Oreo crust and rolo-filled cheesecake topped with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate and caramel sauce!

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  1. Sonia

    Just a quick question. I want to make these Friday for a party on Saturday. Do I make the whipped cream and add to cheesecakes before the party or can I do it all on Friday?

    1. Lindsay

      You could do it all on Friday. As long as you add all the ingredients to the whipped cream, it should stay firm for days without wilting.

  2. Jane

    Hi Lindsay, I made these Mini Rolo Cheesecakes for my work colleagues today, to celebrate my birthday. I’ve never baked a cheesecake before so was very hesitant but I have made other deliciously scrumptious goodies from your recipes so thought I’d give them a try. Oh my goodness, these mini cheesecakes were the best ever and got the thumbs up from everyone. Just fabulous. Thanks Jane (It’s awesome working with Mel too!)

    1. Lindsay

      Hey Jane! Glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes – and Mel! I have to say I’m a little jealous you get Mel. 😉

  3. Betty Rivera

    Hi, I made theses and they are delicious but I Tried  it with Andes mints instead of the rollos. Replaced the cocoa powered with a tablespoon of mint extract in the topping and added green food coloring and left off the caramel sauce. They are just as delicious.

    1. Lindsay

      You could probably just leave it out. I haven’t tried it, but it’d be worth trying. I’ve also seen gluten free flours at the grocery store. you could try.

  4. Samantha

    Are you able to advise what possibly could have gone wrong.When I say soft we could not even take them out of the paper cases that they were made in.

    1. Lindsay

      Hmmm, are you sure they baked long enough? The time specified should be enough, but there can be variation between ovens. Did they look relatively firm when you took them out of the oven? Unless some ingredients accidentally were incorrect, I’m not sure what else would’ve caused them to be that soft.

  5. Samantha

    I made the mini rolos cheesecakes yesterday and they are quite soft just wondering if this is normal.? Also the filling didn’t seem to have a cheesecake texture it was more of a mousse.

  6. Kristen

    So I just made these today, I am doing a test run for a quick, pretty and delicious dessert for thanksgiving. I have 2 little ones under 2 and this recipe caught my eye immediately because everything I do in the kitchen has to be some what speedy!! Flavors were great and my 2 yr old approved!! I think I will definitely try the snickers variation as another poster said! Thanks for recipe

      1. Sherry Chenault

        Quick Question – when you say “mini” is that a regular cupcake liner or the actual mini-cupcake tin?

      2. Lindsay

        It’s a regular cupcake pan. The mini I’m referring to is that it’s not a full sized cheesecake. 🙂

  7. Kira

    Hi! Quick question. How is the cheesecake supposed to look when it’s done baking in the oven, in terms of texture and consistency? I’ve never made cheesecake before, so I have no idea what to look for.

    1. Lindsay

      Well a full sized cheesecake is going to be a little different than mini ones, but the centers will be a little jiggly and glossy still, since they cook a little more while they sit in the oven with it off.

    2. Samantha

      which did you make.? I made the rolo cheescake ones and the consistency I found to be a little soft,not runny just softer than I would have expected a cheescake to be.I was however about 50g short in the cream cheese so perhaps this had something to do with it.They tasted great though.

  8. Ann Pierce

    What a wonderful dessert this is! chocolate has been always one of the best comfort food in this world… and caramel too!

  9. Erin R.

    Dreams are wonderful. I had one last night that my boss said something incorrect to an opposing counsel, so I put my hand over the receiver and took the phone away from her.

    Mini cheesecakes are so much more doable than a big one for some reason. I’m saving this recipe, especially because of ROLOS.

  10. Mir

    I have never had an Africa dream. I’d try my hand at dream interpretation here, but I’m distracted by the photos. Whoa. These need some serious time on my agenda today. If only I could run home from work and bake them!

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