Milky Way Brownies

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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.

Somehow I managed to wrap up the rest and refrigerate them overnight. I love a nice, clean cut on a brownie, and getting them really chilled and firm makes for easier cutting the next day.

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

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  • Natalie wrote:

    I was wondering how long do I cook these for?

  • theultimatefoodaddict wrote:

    this looks so rich and yummy. worth drooling over! thanks for sharing!

  • Clare wrote:

    Mmmmm can’t wait to make this, except I will be making them with Mars Bars, because they have caramel, which Milky Ways in Australia do not have…they are just the malt whip stuff!

  • Laura wrote:

    Okay, I had to make these and 15 minutes into baking (used correct pan) they were ALL over my oven. Totally leaking over the edge of pan and burning on the bottom of oven. Are you sure a 12X18X1 inch pan is correct. Can you half recipe and try a 13X9 inch? Ended up in sink since the kitchen was full of smoke. Will try again with different pan.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @Laura, That’s really strange. Sorry you had difficulty. Yes, the pan size is correct- 12x18x1 (half sheet pan) is what I use for most of my brownie recipes. I’ve never tried to cut the recipe in half, but it would probably be fine.

  • Janet wrote:

    These brownies look delicious and can’t wait to try them, but the milkyway i know doesn’t have caramel in it and the ones you have used look more like mars bars to me.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @Janet, Not sure what country you’re in… Milky Ways in USA are nougat w/ caramel and covered in chocolate. I’m not familiar w/ Mars Bars, but if that’s something similar then go ahead and try those. Good luck!

  • Stacey wrote:

    Holy Moly! I saw these on Foodieview and almost lost it! What a great brownie recipe… I can not wait to try it!

    Love your blog!

  • Melissa wrote:

    Mmmmmmm. These sound delish. I think I may have to make some of these over the weekend. Milky Ways are one of my faves. Thx for posting:)

  • Deborah wrote:

    Although I love snickers, I LOVE Milky Ways!

  • Susan wrote:

    We have been making Milky Way chocolate chip cookies for 50 years. first take the Milky Way minis and press onto a layer of chocolate chip cookie mix. Then squish the mini bars on top of mix. take the rest of cookie mix on top of the minis. bake for 20 minutes let cool cut and eat

  • Mr.Greenthumb wrote:

    lol These just need an extra secret ingredient, to make Milky Way Space Brownies!
    Guess what Im having for diner today XD

  • corrina wrote:

    Camping Brownies?