I’ve been having a brownie craving lately, a seriously deep chocolate craving. It had to be satisfied! I started looking at different brownie recipes and I saw one that had Milky Way Midnight candy bars in it. What a brilliant idea. Off I went to hunt for Midnight candy bars but the only ones I could find was the mini bars in the multi packs which has a mixture of other mini chocolate bars in it. There was only a couple of the Midnight bars in each bag so I had to buy two whole bags to have enough. Of course, I could have just used the regular Milky Ways but my heart was really set on having the rich, deep dark Midnight kind 🙂 And so I bought two whole bags of candy, just so I could have my craving satisfied. But that’s ok, because Halloween will be here soon and I can give the candy to the kids….yeah right, like that’s gonna last alllll the waaaay to Halloween 😉
Since then, I have made these brownies twice and my craving has simmered down for the moment. The candy bars almost melt into the brownie itself but every now and then you find a small piece of the white stuff. The brownies are very rich, fudgy, dense and has a deep chocolate flavor…completely immoral!
5 oz (140 g) semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 oz (56 g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
8 tbsp (113 g) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cup (260 g) sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (145 g) flour
1 1/2 oz (42 g) (5 mini bars) Milky Way Midnight candy bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square pan with foil, letting the foil extend over the edges for easy removal of brownie once baked. Spray foil with cooking spray and set aside.
Cut Milky Way bars into 1/2 inch pieces and let cool in the refrigerator.
Melt the chopped chocolate and butter in a bowl set over barely simmering water (a water-bath), stir until smooth. Add cocoa powder and stir until well incorporated. Set aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt, whisk for 20 seconds. Stir in melted chocolate. Add flour to wet ingredients and fold in just until combined. Add the Milky Way candy pieces, careful not to over-mix. Pour mixture into pan and bake 35-40 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into center of cake, toothpick should have just a few crumbs attached to it. Move pan to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Cut into small pieces and serve. Enjoy!
Source: inspired by The Good Cookie book