Milky Way Brownies #SundaySupper #Mother’s Day

The hubby doesn’t go ape for caramel like I do. I’ll always pick caramel sauce to drizzle on top of my vanilla ice cream over fudge or chocolate. Every single time.  Though using BOTH fudge and caramel toppings is a spectacular idea. So when our Sunday Supper theme this week was Mother’s Day, I figured I could make a treat just for me. I AM the mom in the household, so why not? And one with chocolate and caramel like these Milky Way Brownies would be ideal. And I know my mom would approve of these, too.

I served these decadent beauties to a group of show house attendees who booked a historic trolley tour along with their chance to roam the Romanesque mansion which had been transformed by local designers. One note of caution…the caramel starts oozing when left out on a warm day…so keep refrigerated till you’re ready to serve. A little gooeyness did not dissuade our guests from sampling on an unusually hot afternoon, and Nick gave rave reviews the few I reserved for him at home…after a long day of college finals and moving home from the dorms. And I’ve parked one in the freezer for my Mother’s Day indulgence.

Check out what all my Sunday Supper friends cooked up for Mother’s Day below. I hope you’ll be inspired to make something marvelous for your mother….or drop some serious hints to your hubby! Thanks to Heather, of Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, for hosting us this week. Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers and friends who are celebrating. xo

Milky Way Brownies

Ingredients

    Brownie layer adapted from Hershey's
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Chocolate Fluff Layer
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups Marshmallow Creme (I used a 13 ounce jar)
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • Caramel Layer
  • 1 pound caramels, unwrapped (I used three 5.5 ounce bag Werther's Original Chewy Caramels)
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • Chocolate Topping
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9 x 13 pan with nonstick foil and set aside.
  2. Stir together butter, sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, eggs, cream and vanilla in large bowl; beat till all combined. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  3. Bake 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely.
  4. Make fluff layer by melting chocolate chips in microwave with cream. Zap for about a minute, stir, then continue microwaving and stirring at 15-30 second increments till chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in marshmallow creme till well combined. Spread over cooled brownies.
  5. Make caramel layer by melting caramels with cream in the same manner as for chocolate chips. It will take a little longer to melt the caramels. Drizzle over fluff layer, then spread into an even layer.
  6. Make chocolate topping by melting chocolate chips with oil in microwave till smooth. Pour over caramel and spread with an offset spatula. Chill at least 2 hours before cutting (use a knife dipped in very hot water, then dried to cut). Chill until ready to serve.
  7. Yield: approximately 60 depending on size
  8. Total time: 4 hours
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Comments

  1. Oh my… Milky Ways are my absolute FAVORITE candy bar in the entire world! And this just takes it to a whole new level of awesomeness! Happy Mother’s Day Liz!

  2. These brownies look fabulous, I love the layers. Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. Are these legal, Liz? Oh, my goodness they look perfect!! And I know they are perfectly delicious.

    So glad you treated yourself to what you wanted for Mother’s Day =)

    You deserve the best!

  4. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    Wow, they really do look like special brownies! Happy Mother’s Day Liz-enjoy:@)

  5. These are sensational Liz, and for me the ultimate mix is caramel and chocolate too, can´t be beat! You ARE the best baking mom, you make the best treats! My mom couldn´t bake for her life.

  6. I’m with you-I go crazy for caramel! Milky Ways are definitely tied with Twix as my favorite candy bar. I can’t even imagine how yummy these are-looking at the picture they look even better then the candy bar!

  7. They look really delicious :D Here in Portugal our Mother’s Day is always the first Sunday of May, so it was May 5th. But have a wonderful mother’s day :D

  8. Happy Mother’s Day Liz! Your brownies look incredible! I love milk way and and I would love some of these brownies!

  9. Happy mothers day dear Lizzy! This look really delicious and still Im waitingmy breakfast lol:-) :-)

  10. You go , Boss lol Those fantastic milky way brownies are just a sight for a sore eyes ;)

    Happy Mother’s Day , you AWESOME Mom !!!!

  11. Happy Mother’s Day, Liz. I love milky way(though I stopped eating for obvious reason, think waistline) and your brownies look very yummy.

  12. Lizzy, I’m with you…just love caramel toppings, drizzle, and anything that has caramel filling as well!
    Your Milky Way inspired brownies look so perfect, creamy, dreamy and totally droolworthy delicious!
    A recipe truly inspiring and for keeps…thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful, and Happy Mother’s Day with your beautiful family! xoxo

  13. You had me at chocolate fluff! lol

  14. Love caramel and these milkyway brownies look absolutely decadent!! All your desserts do :) Happy Mother’s Day Liz :)

  15. Gosh, I haven’t thought of Milky Way candy bars in years. It used to be one of my favorites (along with 3 Musketeers). So you know I’m all in when it comes to these brownies. Excellent stuff – thanks.

  16. Lord have mercy…who wouldn’t want a plate of these gorgeous brownies?!?!? Holy yum. You always get such clean cuts on your bars…what’s your secret, Lizzy?

  17. What a fantastic idea for a brownie! I love caramel too, and will usually opt for it over most anything else, so these are right up my alley !

  18. Sometimes you gotta look at your man and say “I don’t care what you say I’m making what I want!” good job :P

  19. Oh, man, yes to caramel anything and everything! This is such a creative idea. They are so pretty too with all the layers. I know mine would have been all messed up when I cut them, but you did such a perfect job!

  20. This is too good to be true…
    what a choco overload brownies,
    You should publish your recipes Liz

  21. I am firmly in support of caramel AND fudge. :)

  22. WOW – these look absolutely GREAT
    I’m not familiar with these brownies, and the seem heavenly to me
    Pinned

  23. If that skinny chick can bake….then this chubby chick can eat :o)
    Pinning – I love Milky Ways!! In Canada they are hard to find, but Canadian Mars bars are the exact same (no nuts in a CA Mars bar…go figure). Stopping by from Mop It Up Monday – have a great week!

  24. I’d gladly love to indulge in these decadent brownies for Mother’s Day…Hope your Mother
    ‘s Day is as spectacular as you and your baking Liz!

  25. That’s genius my friend, these are my favourite chocolates in the world :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  26. Those look like perfection, I am with you on the caramel. My fav!!

  27. Ohhh man I wish I had someone to make this for! I bet its amazing

  28. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I do believe we’re soul-sisters, for sure when it comes to the caramel thing. These look phenomenal Lizzie.

  29. Sheer Decadence – that is all I can say. These are gorgeous!

  30. I love caramel as well.. Milky way is probably my favorite chocolate bar! I don’t think I’ll have any trouble squeezing down a few of these brownies!

  31. Wow, how on earth do you stay so skinny? I could not stop at one! Happy Mother’s Day, Lizzy! :)

  32. Lizzy,
    Happy Mother’s Day. I love Milky Way’s and your brownies look delicious!
    Annamaria

  33. These are awesome! I love, love milky way anything!

  34. Lizzy…I’m getting very concerned about your husband because so many of your posts start with telling us how this is something he didn’t like. Is he a very thin man? As for me, I would love these. They look really decadent. We can’t buy that marshmallow stuff here. I wonder if I could substitute actual marshmallows or make my own marshmallow. Hmmm…something to add to the ‘to try’ list xx

  35. Oh my gosh, these look wonderful, Liz!!! This would be an amazing “hide in the closet and eat until I’m sick” sort of treat to make oneself hehe

  36. So many gorgeous layers! These are rich and irresistible, Liz.

  37. These sound amazing, you’ve made me so hungry!

  38. I also love caramel :) I would probably double it :D wonderful brownies!

  39. I bet you had a wonderful Mother’s Day with these beauties. You always execute your desserts to perfection, Liz.

  40. Those look amazing! I think I am going to have to make this at some get together or another. Who doesn’t love milky way’s and brownies?

  41. Hokey Smokers! These look amazing.

  42. oh Liz!!
    LOVE these brownies!! I am the same way. . give me caramel and more caramel and then some hot fudge! I will definitely be trying this recipe. . brownies are my husband’s favorite!
    I hope you had a fabulous mother’s day, Liz!!

  43. Loving this candy bar theme you have going.

  44. What a stack of deliciousness and sweetness of those brownies. I hope you had a wonderful mother’s day, Liz! :)

  45. Those brownies are a work of art Liz! Hope you had a great day!

  46. Oh the gooeyness sounds perfect to me! I think I’d probably leave them out on purpose just to enjoy that melty goodness!

  47. Liz, I can’t even begin to tell you how madly in love I am with these! My favorite candy bar turned into one of my favorite desserts! Just brilliant!

  48. Want want want!

  49. That stack of brownies looks incredible! My kids would die for these! We are fans of anything with chocolate and caramel!

  50. Danger Will Robinson!!! I would so hoard these.

  51. I didn’t grow up with too many sweets and I’m a late bloomer for caramel love. This looks so good!! Those layers are beautiful…and I’d love to bite into it!

  52. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Need. Want. Great recipe for #SundaySupper!

  53. Caramel… chocolate… why do you have to choose when you can have both. :) YUM!! These are fantastic and so decadent looking. I hope you had the best Mother’s Day Lizzy…. you deserve it. :)

  54. I really need to bake these. They look amazing.

  55. Lizzy, you should be able to have whatever you want, not only on Mother’s Day but everyday! These bars are ohmahgaw amazing. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love chocolate and caramel. I hope you had a fabulous weekend being pampered by your family!

  56. They are little squares of heaven – and the precision of your layers is amazing!

  57. Holy moly. Those are brownie perfection on a plate! I love Milky Ways, but I think I like the idea of eating them in brownie form even more so!

  58. What a perfect treat to make for yourself. I’m a big fan of caramel too. I like it on ice cream and lots of other things too. Good thing my husband likes it as much as I do.

  59. These would be perfect in my house, because I love COLD brownies! I know most people like them warm out of the oven, but I don’t. Even just “regular” chocolate brownies – I put them in the fridge and eat them cold :)

  60. wow these look absolutely amazing. thanks for linking up to friday food frenzy. Have a great weekend.
    http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/share-your-recipes.html

  61. I worship carmel also and the rest of my family doesn’t get it… love these brownies. Thanks so much for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

  62. Another winner, Liz! Of all the desserts at the party tonight, this was the tray that vanished first. Thanks for posting!

  63. Sure, feel free to share away! Thank you!!!

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