Monday, July 25, 2011

Homemade Milky Way Bars

Found this candy recipe at Erin's blog Making Memories with Your Kids recently and couldn't stop thinking about how much I wanted to make it. (Stop by her blog to see a much better picture of it.) When I needed to take something to a dinner, I knew it was a good time to make these. The filling was so sticky that it took more time to cut, peel off the knife and reshape each piece than I had planned on and then I had to dip them. I only had time to make a few look semi-okay and hurried with the others which didn't look so pretty. I'd eat it either way. These are really chocolatey and very addictive.
Homemade Milky Way Bars
1 (12-oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
3 T. evaporated milk
1 (7-oz.) container Marshmallow Cream
1 (14-oz.) bag of caramels, unwrapped
3 T. evaporated milk
Milk chocolate for dipping (about a pound)

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Continue to microwave in short bursts (about 30 seconds) until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the marshmallow cream and 3 tablespoons milk.

Pour into a lined and greased 8 x 8-inch pan. Place in the fridge to harden while you make the caramel layer.

Put the caramels and the rest of the milk into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Continue to microwave in short bursts (about 30 seconds) until melted and smooth. pour over chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Once firm, remove from pan and cut into squares. Melt the milk chocolate over a double boiler (or in the microwave) and start dipping.

10 comments:

  1. That's it!! I have to know!!! You always post these delicious and sinful dessert items - How are you so skinny and beautiful? How do you not weigh 400 pounds???
    I know your secret - you are just posting these so the rest of us get fat right!! (wink)

    Oh my they look delish!

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  2. You are funny, Cherie. I would be lots skinnier if I would stop making so many sweets. Really my only secret is to taste a little and give lots away.

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  3. Oh my... I should not have read this post, I should not have read this post!!

    Yummy,I think I'm slobbering all over my computer.

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  4. I haven't had any lunch and now I'm in the mood for a milky way bar! These look delicious!

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  5. Holy Cow!!! Those look incredible~

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  6. Uh, yum!
    We all love Milky Way bars.
    I'm afraid.............very afraid of what I'll do if (when) I make them.

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  7. OH--yum! These may be too risky for me to make. I am not so good when it comes to the giving away part! Though they may be worth the risk. :)

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