Milky Way Brownies

Halloween for parents = way too much candy in the house.

I have a solution that might help, at least a little bit. These brownies. They are LOADED with Milky Ways.

Yes I’m a parent now, but my little one isn’t exactly trick-or-treating hard core yet. Soo I kind of cheated. I used these cool Milky Way Bites that I found when shopping at my local Kmart. (The store is closing so there were killer deals!)

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If you ARE a parent of a hard-core trick-or-treater and find yourself in excess of Halloween candy, just chop up a bunch of fun sized Milky Way bars (or Snickers or 3 Musketeers, whatever is your thing..) and dump them into the brownie batter. No need to buy special little candy bites!

Milky Way Brownies - adapted from this recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2-3 cups chopped up candy bars (I used 2 whole bags of Milky Way Bites)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350*. Line a 13×9 pan in foil, then spray with non-stick cooking spray. (The candy is going to be ooey gooey sticky and you don’t want it to stick to the pan!)

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2. Mix together sugar and oil. It should look like slushy snow.

3. Add eggs and vanilla. Don’t overmix.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to sugar mixture.

5. Mix in candy by hand.

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6. Pour into prepared pan. I love how lumpy it looks with all that candy!

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7. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick (between candy pieces if possible) to make sure center isn’t too wet/uncooked.

8. Let cool COMPLETELY. Seriuosly. These will be a disaster if you try to cut them while still warm.

If you don’t care about that then by all means – plop some ice cream on top too! I bet that would taste amazing…

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The foil lining makes it super easy to just lift the whole brownie sheet out of the pan. Then just peel back the sides and cut away.

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These brownies are pretty rich, even without the candy, so cut them into smaller pieces… besides, they share better that way. Unless sharing isn’t your thing. ;-)

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Look at those gooey chunks… Mmmm…

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My poor brother.. he’s going to be so jealous…

P.S.

I know I always say I don’t like chocolate… well I realized I have quite a few brownie recipes on here now, so I added a category “brownies,” which can be seen in the right-hand column of this webpage. Hope this makes it easier to find the brownie recipes you’re looking for!

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2 responses to “Milky Way Brownies

  1. noyomoco

    Oh man, this looks amazing! :)

  2. Jackie Welles

    These sound and look delicious but that picture of my great-grandbaby is the best. Love, Great-grandma Welles

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