Homemade Milky Way Bars

by Merissa on January 6, 2011

in Make Your Own, Recipes

With the growing list of ingredients that are in candy bars now-days, even though they are so yummy it makes you want to stay away. But I don't think there is anything wrong with having a little treat every so once in a while! Milky Ways are my very favorite candy bars. Chocolate = Yum, Caramel = Yum. Perfect combo! So The last couple days I worked on coming up with my own recipe. Next time I think I will put a layer of chocolate under the bottoms first because the whipped chocolate part is a little sticky but even if you don't put the layer of chocolate on the bottom you can eat them upside down and not get sticky fingers.

What you need:

  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 1/3 c. cream
  • pinch salt
  • 1 bag chocolate chips(milk chocolate)
  • 2 oz. unsweetened cocoa

Heat 2 c. cream on the stove. You don't want it to boil but you want it to steam.

At the same time you can start the caramel. In a separate sauce pan melt the butter and the brown sugar.

Back to the cream... turn off the heat and add 1/2 c. chocolate chips and the 2 oz unsweetened chocolate. Mix well, you want the chocolate to melt and have a smooth mixture. If you need to you can turn the heat back on to get all the chocolate melted, just don't let the mixture boil.

And back to the caramel mixture...add a pinch of salt and get it to a boil. Let it boil, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes.

Remove the caramel mixture from heat and add 1/3 c. cream. Mix well.

Put the caramel and the chocolate in containers and stick in the fridge. You are going to want to let them cool overnight or at least for several hours. (*Gasp* yes that's the inside of my fridge, no it's not clean and organized right now.)

After you've let the chocolate cool for a while (I left mine overnight) whip it with hand mixers until it forms soft peaks.

Put the whipped chocolate mixture in a pastry bag or in a plastic baggie and make mini bars on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. I know I know, they aren't real pretty right now. Stick them in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Put the caramel mixture in a baggie (you may have to heat it up for a few seconds first in the microwave) Pipe on top of the chocolate. Stick them in the freezer again for at least 30 minutes.

Melt the rest of the bag of chocolate chips. Drizzle the chocolate on top of the caramel. These need to be stored in the freezer to stay firm.

Yum! These taste a little more like ice cream bars since you kinda have to eat them frozen but they are still really good!

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1 nancy January 7, 2011 at 10:15 am

those milky ways bars look wonderful but as an added step so you would not have to keep cold get a plastic mold for candy bars . then you paint the mold with chocolate set in fridge to chill slightly then add your chocolate cream and caramel then a layer of chocolate on top put in fridge to chill and set , then you can pop the candy from the mold tada!!!! a candy bar . plastic molds come in many different sizes so you can make your bars any size you want

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2 Merissa January 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Thats a good tip! I think I need to invest in some candy molds, don’t have any yet. I’ll have to look for a coupon for Michaels!

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3 Brenda August 10, 2012 at 5:04 am

what a great idea!

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4 Sandra wood March 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

I love your site! Thank you for the great recipes!

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5 Emily July 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm

wow! Amazing! Those are my favorites too and I can’t find them where we live {hong kong} so excited to make my own!!! pinned!
Emily @ nap-timecreations.com

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6 Miss Food Fairy March 27, 2014 at 4:08 am

Oh I want some of these now! They looks amazing! Thanks for sharing

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