Homemade Milky Way Candy Bars

These little candy bars were pretty easy to throw together. However, I was reminded how much I dislike dipping things. I just can’t get pretty looking candies when I dip things. No worries though because they tasted awesome and just like a Milky Way Bar.

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Homemade Milky Way Candy Bars

Ingredients:

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

Kraft caramels, unwrapped

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:

Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with wax paper.

In a medium bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave at fifty percent power, or use a double boiler.

Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat melted chocolate for about 30 seconds.

Add whipped topping to melted chocolate and beat until well combined and fluffy, 30-60 seconds more.

Spread chocolate mixture evenly into prepared pan (if mixture is too stiff, press into pan with lightly dampened hands). Place in freezer for 30 minutes.

Remove pan from freezer and turn chocolate mixture onto a cutting board; cut into one-inch squares. Return squares to freezer for another 15-20 minutes.

Melt the caramels according to package instructions (or make your own!). Allow caramel to cool slightly. Spread a small amount of caramel on top of each square of the chocolate mixture. Return squares to freezer for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt milk chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and stir until well combined. Dip frozen chocolate squares into melted chocolate to coat. Place on wax paper to set. Keep chocolates in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe adapted from Let's Dish


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14 Responses to “Spring M&M Pretzel Treats”

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    Sarah — April 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I love this simple recipe, and it will be a great idea for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower (both she and her fiance have M names). You mention in your other posts about using a squeeze bottle – is this any particular type of squeeze bottle? I’m not sure how to find one that would work for this purpose. What do you use? Thanks!

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    mamakrystal — April 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Awww, totally cute! It came up in my google reader and my stomach growled!!! YUM!

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    Teresa Bjork — April 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Yum! I’m making these this weekend for birthday treats. Can’t believe you can’t find almond bark. There are stacks of it at our small-town grocery store in Iowa.

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    Jen — April 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Sarah – I use squeeze bottles from Michaels. They look like this.

    Teresa – yes, it’s crazy that they don’t have almond bark out East. In the Midwest you can get it anywhere!

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    Sarah — April 10, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Thanks Jen! These are awesome. I have so many new pages bookmarked since finding your blog. P.S. I was in TJ Maxx tonight and found a jar of polka dot sprinkles, like true big polka dots, and I thought of you!

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    Baking Away — April 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Do you have any Super WalMarts near you? I get them there all the time in Massachusetts. They are carried year round in the baking aisle. I’m not sure if regular WalMarts have them too.

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    mrs. c — April 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    These look yummy and I think that my college-age nephews would love them…how whould they travel? Have you got suggestions for things that will travel well in the mail? Thank you

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    Jen — April 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    mrs. c – these would travel really well. I like them straight from the fridge or freezer. I would freeze them for a few days prior to mailing. That’s what I do with anything I ship. I have great luck with cookies and brownies going in the mail.

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    KV — April 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    have you tried coloring almond bark before? I tried a couple months ago and it was a disaster, so just curious

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    Jen — April 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    KV – I have not tried to color almond bark. The Wilton’s candy melts do come in a variety of colors though, so you could use those. They are sold at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

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    Baking Away — April 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Just wanted to clarify that I meant I find almond bark at Super WalMart here in MA. I went back to see if you had responded, and I realized my comment didn’t really make much sense!

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    Jen — April 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks. I don’t shop much at Walmart… It’s probably better that I can’t find this stuff anywhere, otherwise I’d be making these all the time!

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