I’ve been baking up a storm lately. That’s because Matt has decided that he wants to give a cookie bag to every single one of his employees. More on that later. As a part of this baking bonanza, I’ve tried a few new to me recipes. Gray and I loved the homemade 3 Musketeer Bars so much that I decided to give homemade Milky Way Bars a try for these bags. I used this recipe from backforseconds.com.
I seriously cannot begin to put into words how good these things are. Gray agreed. I’ve never seen him close his eyes while eating a treat before.
And while they were delicious, they weren’t all that pretty. When I cut the slab into bite size pieces to dip in melted chocolate, the caramel sort of shifted. You can see that in this photo:
Next time I will let them firm up more before cutting. One note on the original recipe — I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips and thinned it a bit with some melted Crisco. In order to get them to set up, I put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes. I find that candy melts or candy coating can sometimes have an artificial taste. So given this was a copycat of a candy bar, I wanted to use a better quality milk chocolate.
My original plan was to include these in with Matt’s cookie bags. I decided I simply couldn’t part with them. It looks like I’ll be making another batch….or perhaps a double batch.