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Milky Way Brownies stacked on small white plates

Milky Way Brownies

Milky Way Brownies are a perfect Mother’s Day treat! The flavors of a classic chocolate caramel candy bar are transformed into brownies!

Milky Way Brownies stacked on small white plates

Milky Way Brownies

The hubby doesn’t go ape for caramel as 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.

Milky Way Brownies on a white plate with a red handled fork

Tips for Serving These Milky Way Brownies

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 my son, 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.

I hope you’ll be inspired to make something marvelous for your mother like these Milky Way Brownies! Or drop some serious hints to your hubby! Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers and friends who are celebrating. xo

Millky Way Brownies

Milky Way Brownies

Layered brownies mimicking delicious Milky Way candy bars

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 36 brownies


  • 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


  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.


Brownie layer adapted from Hershey's

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 brownie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g


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