I began the day yesterday with a desire to create some sort of candy bar-infused brownie. ‘Snickers‘ first came to mind. The thought of all of that caramel oozing its way through a mass of fudgy brownie sounded like a good idea to me. There was a problem though… NUTS were ruining my vision of the most decadent brownie ever. So I went the route of the Milky Way instead and created:
Milky Way Brownies
The mini-sized Milky Ways were chopped up and added to the batter.
I cut up a full-size Milky Way to include on the top- mostly for aesthetic purposes…
…but then it turned out to be a really good idea anyways. See how good that melty caramelly bit looks on top there?
I couldn’t resist digging into these brownies before they were cooled off. They were incredibly gooey and warm, and would have been amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The Milky Way bars worked wonderfully in these brownies. The caramel did exactly what it was supposed to do… got all melty and swirly within the brownie. The nougat part melted into the brownie in some cases (causing minor ‘craters’ in some of the brownies that were not a big deal), but it mostly stayed intact to provide a nougatty bite too.
These brownies are my new favorite. DEFinately a must-make-again-sometime-very-soon treat. I was really happy to taste these and then shove them out the door and into the hands of the teachers at my son’s school. As much as I loved them… they would have caused me to fail miserably at making healthy choices. You might like these too- just be ready to share as this recipe makes a TON of brownies- good for camping, parties (or a big family). They freeze well too in individual zips for impromptu snacking. Of course you can try subbing some different sort of candy bar… maybe you’ll create the next best thing. But for now… these are most definitely the best 🙂
This recipe can be found here: Milky Way Brownies