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Milky Way Brownie Bites

by Jamie on July 19, 2012

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Every once in a while I get in a little funk. Not the kind of funk that makes me want to lay in bed consuming a bag of Cheetos and a bottle of Moscato while watching 10 episodes of Storage Wars, but a funk nonetheless. You’re judging me right now aren’t you? I’ve never really done those things – but almost.

I’m talking more of a baking funk, when nothing sounds good and my list of must make items is less than inspiring. I’ve learned throughout my four years – yes, it’s been four whole years as of yesterday – of blogging that sometimes ya just need a break. And it’s far better to chill out and watch those episodes of Storage Wars as opposed to forcing creativity.

[pinit]I often get asked where my inspiration comes from and honestly it comes from everywhere – books, bakeries, blogs, hey, that’s a lot of b words. However, the bulk of my inspiration comes from the market. I love strolling through the aisles and checking out the fruit, candy, and baked goods – and chucking things into my cart if they strike my fancy.

That’s exactly how I got out of my latest funk with these Milky Way Brownie Bites. Someone left a bag of miniature Milky Way candy bars on top of a box of store-made brownie bites. And just like that – BOOM – funk over. And to the lazy customer that randomly tossed their bag o’ candy into the bakery section – my creativity thanks you.

Bite size brownies are stuffed with miniature Milky Way candy bars and topped with pool of caramel to create a popable bite of brownie bliss. Moral of the story? Brownies break funks.[pinit]

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Milky Way Brownie Bites

July 19th, 2012

Yield: about 48 bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

For the Brownies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
48 miniature Milky Ways; frozen for at least 1 hour

For the Caramel Sauce

15 individually wrapped caramel candies (I used Kraft)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the wells of a nonstick miniature muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray such as Pam.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour; stir until just combined.

4. Using a small cookie scoop (about 2 teaspoons), scoop the brownie batter into the prepared miniature muffin tin wells. Place a miniature Milky Way into the center of each well and press it lightly into the batter. Do not worry about covering the Milky Way with batter. Bake brownies in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, the edges will look set. Do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Carefully remove the brownie bites from the pan (see note below) and prepare the caramel sauce.

6. To make the caramel sauce, place the caramels and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments until the caramels begin to melt; stir frequently. Continue warming and stirring the caramels until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Drizzle caramel onto the center of each brownie brownie bite.

Notes:

- Brownie bites are best served they day they are made, but will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.
- I easily coaxed the cooled brownie bites out of the pan using a toothpick.

Source: My Baking Addiction


{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

SimplyBakes July 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

I love your ideas! Especially the ‘popable bite of brownie bliss’ part!!! You are such a great writer:D

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jaime @ sweet road July 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

What cute little treats! I love how the simple addition of a caramel sauce turns a normal brownie treat into something new!

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Annamaria July 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Very cute. Definitely a must try.

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Kathryn July 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

What an excellent way to get over a funk! I love milky bars, love brownies, love caramel.

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Villy @ For the love of Feeding July 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Brownie bliss indeed! I would be happy with the caramel and a spoon anyway :)

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Stephanie July 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I’ve made brownies with Milky Ways inside, but never bite sized! Yay for getting out of a funk!

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ThisBakerGirlBlogs July 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Bitesized fun! They look delish :)

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Living The Sweet Life July 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I’m so happy for that lazy customer in this case :D lol, What a killer brownie … yuummm and that caramel on top is killing me. DEELICIOUS.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks July 19, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I love stuffing candy into dessert…can never have too much of a good thing :)

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vimitha July 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Cute little treats… Pure bliss… Must try. Bookmarking them.

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Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m quite certain this little treat would put me in a sugar coma. Because I would sit down with a plate of them in front of Storage Wars! MAN, these look good!!

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Becky @ Becky Bakes July 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm

They look delish! Inspiration is truly everywhere isn’t it:-)

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats July 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I’m not one to stuff candy into desserts, but I’m kind of intregued about this recipe. They look so cute and delicious :)

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Ann P. July 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

i wouldn’t mind being in a funk if i could sit in bed eating cheetos and drinking moscato! Although it would be a bummer to miss out on these awesome brownie bites if i wanted to stay there. :)

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Denise July 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Brownie bites AND Milky Way minis? Two of my favorite indulgences. I MUST make these tonight!

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Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook July 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Eeek you must’ve made these for me, because you’ve combined my two favorite treats in one. I think you’re my hero…

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From Valerie's Kitchen July 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Yep, these would make pretty much any day better. Love ‘em!

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Shauna in Dallas July 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

Awesome post! I think this would be great with any mini size square candy bar! I might try it with Snickers this weekend! My fave! :-)

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Anna July 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

Gosh, it’s been so long since I had Milky Way… Too long! Love your idea to combine them with brownie bites! Yum!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

Great idea! Need to give these a try!

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Pao July 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Thank U VERY MUCH for every minute of pleasure!
Regards from Barcelona.

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julie @ the semi-reformed nerd July 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

LOVE this idea. They look amazing too. Milky Way was always my favorite as a kid… :)

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes July 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Milky Way is my favorite candy bar. I’ve gotta try these!

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luv what you do July 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I’m sure these will go on the list of things my boyfriend tells me not to make any more because he eats the entire batch in one day (ie caramel brownies) and can’t be trusted with them at home!

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momma July 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

Queenie, Momma making them today…For John and Jared and you know your daddy going to wants some too…

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Cathy @ Noble Pig July 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

These are seriously the cutest little things…I love. And I love where inspiration comes from too, you never know when it’s going to strike.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Mmm two bite awesomeness!

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Reem | Simply Reem July 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

My brownies addiction is getting me trouble… But no way I am giving them up…
These look fabulous…. Just pure deliciousness…

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Erin @ Making Memories July 22, 2012 at 12:58 am

I’m so glad you got out of your funk. These look heavenly!!!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 22, 2012 at 10:50 am

How unique! And its bite-sizedness is so incredibly dangerous since I could just pop a million of them at once!

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Shelly July 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

OMG these look great!

xx
Quiet Luxury

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marla July 25, 2012 at 9:13 am

Nothing on earth could look more tempting than these right now!! xo

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Aninas Recipes July 26, 2012 at 4:40 am

You are freakin AWESOME! I love this idea and I will definitely try this sometime! I sometimes get the urge to bake brownies or chocolate cake – FOR MYSELF! Jip – you got me – i am an addict. Trying not to get tooo funky other wise I would never fit into my jeans, I keep my funkiness for the weekend when I can officially cheat! This would be on top of my cheat list!!!

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Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake July 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I can totally relate! I definitely go through creative blogging/baking/cooking slumps! These look like the perfect treat to get out of a slump!

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Bellenza Bistro July 28, 2012 at 7:10 am

I love brownies to begin with. But with Milky Way stuffing and caramel on top, wow!

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Stately Sweets August 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Wow! Yum. Just pure yum! I love trying new things and messing around with ingredients. I can’t wait to try them!! Good job.

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Kelly-Anne September 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids :)
I also like the below brownie recipe.
http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/
Thanks for sharing,
Kelly

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Cynthia October 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

I love this! What a way to recover from the funk ;)

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Robert Schwartz February 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

Your caramel is the essence of the finest things in life

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Sybil October 13, 2013 at 12:34 am

What size pans do you use for these?

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Sybil, these are standard mini muffin pans.
– Jamie

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naima November 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I love all recipes from pinterest

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Steph (Steph's Kitchen) January 11, 2014 at 6:49 am

I love how creative you are! This creation sounds divine. I’ll have to make sure add what I’m missing to the shopping list

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