Milky Way Brownies

I have a huge sweet tooth.  That’s not exactly right —  I have a huge chocolate tooth.  Better.  As much as I love chocolate, given the choice I’ll pick home-baked goods over candy any day of the week.  But still, I am fascinated with candy.  Well, more like fascinated with how to put candy in or how to turn candy into baked goods.  All that being said, I must be honest.  I’ll never turn down a piece of chocolate candy.

Back in December I was on a cookie and candy baking extravaganza, thanks to my husband who wanted to give an individually customized goodie bag to each one of his employees.  I tried some new recipes, one of which was homemade Milky Way bars.   They were good.  I mean really good.  They were richer and creamier than the store-bought version.  I started thinking…..and searching.  How could these Milky Way bars be ‘Barbified’?  Well let me tell you — Danielle from hugsandcookiesxoxo.com has a recipe for Milky Way Brownies that makes my heart flutter.

Of course, I used the Bakers One Bowl Brownie recipe — because that’s really the only one I use.  It calls for a 9×13 pan whereas this recipe is for an 8×8 pan.  So I just divided the brownie batter into two smaller pans and baked accordingly.  One pan was designated for this recipe, while the other received its own special concoction.

Then I turned to hugsandcookiesxoxo’s recipe.  Here we go:

Chocolate Fluff Layer

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup marshmallow crème
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave with the cream.  I did it in 30 second increments on 50% power.  Once smooth, stir in the marshmallow crème until well combined.  Spread it over the cooled brownies.  Refrigerate to set.

Caramel Layer

  • 8 ounces caramel
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

Melt caramel and cream in the microwave.  I hit one minute, and when I turned around somewhere in the middle of that — it was boiling.  (Thankfully, there was no harm done.)  Stir.  Pour and spread over fluff layer.  Refrigerate to set.

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Melt chocolate chips and oil in the microwave. Again, I did it in 30 second increments on 50% power. Stir until smooth.  Pour over caramel layer and spread out evenly.  Chill at least 2 hours before cutting.

Then say hello to this:

milky way brownie

a delicious success.  I’ve tried other Milky Way brownie versions and was simply unimpressed.  I’m definitely making this one again.

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