Milky Way brownies are a decadent fusion of rich chocolate and creamy caramel, delivering the perfect taste experience in every bite for any chocolate lover.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time25 minutesmins
Total Time40 minutesmins
Keyword: Milky Way Brownies Recipe
3tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder,I used Hershey’s cocoa powder
1¼cupssemisweet chocolate chips
1cupsalted sweet cream butter
⅔cuplight brown sugar,packed
2extra largeeggs,room temperature
2teaspoonspure vanilla extract
1¾cupsunwrapped Milky Way minis
½cupsemisweet chocolate chips
1½cupsunwrapped Milky Way minis
Line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap 36 Milky Way minis candies (approx 1¾ cups). Place them on the cookie sheet and place them in the freezer while making the brownie batter.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil, making sure to leave an overhang to help lift the brownies out of the pan. Lightly spray the lined baking dish with baking spray (Baker’s Joy or a generic version). Set it aside.
Using a small mixing bowl (3-4 cups), whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set it aside.
Using a medium-sized microwave-safe mixing bowl (2-3 quarts), combine the semisweet chocolate chips and butter. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and heat in 15-second intervals until the mixture is melted and smooth.
Add the light brown and granulated sugars to the chocolate mixture, and continue stirring until incorporated.
Stir in the eggs, one at a time, until no egg streaks are visible.
Stir in the vanilla.
Stir in ½ of the flour mixture at a time. Stir just until all the flour mixture is added, and do not overmix.
Spoon ½ of the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Spread the batter to the edges of the pan.
Remove the Milky Way minis from the freezer and evenly place them on top of the batter.
Spoon and spread the remaining batter over the top of the Milky Way minis layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes away clean. (All stoves cook differently, so begin checking at the 25-minute mark)
Using a small heat-safe mixing bowl, add the ½ cup semisweet chocolate and heavy cream. Microwave for 30-40 seconds. Stir until the ganache is smooth.
Once the brownies are baked, pour the ganache over the top of the brownies. Use an offset spatula or silicone spatula to spread the ganache to the edges.
Evenly space the remaining 1½ cups of Milky Way minis over the top of the ganache. Allow the brownies to cool completely.
Use the parchment paper to lift the brownies out of the pan. Use a large sharp kitchen knife to carefully cut 4 slices x 4 slices before serving.
Lining the pan with parchment paper will allow you to lift the entire baked brownies out of the pan for easier cutting once cooled.
Overmixing the batter can lead to dense brownies. Mix just until the ingredients are combined to maintain a fudgy texture.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended bake time.