Homemade Milky Way Candy Bars

I love it when I have the foresight to buy delicious ingredients at the grocery store to have in my pantry. So on days like this when I search for something yummy (and chocolatey) to eat and don’t find anything, I can make these – Homemade Milky Way candy bars!

I first saw these over on Erin’s blog Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. I quickly pinned it over on Pinterest to make sometime soon. (If you haven’t checked out Pinterest, you are missing out!)

They were easy to make and they were awesome! My poor thighs are not thanking me but my kids (and all the neighbor kids) said a huge thank you!

* 1 bag milk chocolate chips
* 3 Tbls. evaporated milk
* 1 (7 oz.) container Marshmallow Crème
* 1 (14 oz.) bag of caramels, unwrapped
* 3 Tbls. evaporated milk
* milk chocolate for dipping (about a pound)

Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.. Microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Continue to microwave in short bursts (about 30 seconds) until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in the marshmallow cream and 3 Tbls. milk.

Pour into a lined and greased 8 x 8 pan. Place in the fridge to harden while you make the caramel layer.

Put the caramels and the rest of the milk into a microwave safe bowl. (Have a helper unwrap the caramels for you but watch carefully – they might eat them all!)

Microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Continue to microwave in short bursts (about 30 seconds) until melted and smooth. pour over chocolate mixture. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Once firm, remove from pan and cut into squares. Melt the milk chocolate over a double boiler (or in the microwave) and start dipping.


I had a little girl who liked to clean up any caramel that oozed out =o)

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  1. Wow!! These looks delicious ! I love milky ways & homemade ones look even better!

  2. This looks so good. I’m hosting a recipe only link party “Cast Party Wednesday”. This recipe would be a perfect addition. I would love it if you came over and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  3. Those look amazing!! 🙂

  4. Those look so good! How fun to make your own candy bars:)

  5. I am so wanting to make these…my daughters favorite Candy bar!

  6. wow, those look amazingly delicious! i bet if you added peanuts they’d be like a snickers, eh? definitely adding these to my list! thank you!

  7. OH MY Goodness those look sooo amazing. I’m afraid to try them because I will eat them all!!What an easy recipe….I guess I will just have to try it with my kids and not eat any….LOL yeah right!



  8. These sound easy enough. My thighs wouldn’t be thanking me either!!

  9. Yours look awesome! So glad you tried them!

  10. awesome….they look just like milky ways, that is so cool! I wonder if anyone has a recipe for the milky way dark. that one is my fav 🙂 Pinning this, thank you for the recipe!

  11. I’m looking for some great ideas for my daughter.
    I’ll be remembering this post

  12. Hi! If you are interested in making the Pillsbury Funfetti Cake, they have the cake mix at grocery stores. Is there a Shoprite where you live? That’s where I got mine from.

  13. Oh my gosh! These look so good! i want one now! Thank you for sharing this awesomeness! Have a great 4th!

  14. These look SO delicious!! I may have to make them sometime–won’t help the diet but I can always give most of them away. 😉

    Thanks for sharing! Great blog!

  15. Yummy! These look so good! I am bookmarking them now 🙂

  16. Oh my goodness,
    What a wonderful treat and able to make it homemade with such special help! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  17. Yeah, I have these bookmarked too. I love the way yours look and you’ve convinced me even more that I need to get cracking on them soon. Yum!!!!

  18. These look amazing, even better than the packaged!

  19. Oh WOW!! I actually printed this same recipe out. Now you got me convinced that it HAS to be made. These look so amazing and that is my favorite candy bar!! Thanks Erin!!

  20. Oh my, oh my- I would like those right now, I am don’t have caramels otherwise I would make them right now. Yum.

  21. I can’t believe you made these. They look so gourmet, but you make it look pretty easy. I’m very impressed… as usual!

  22. Oh my goodness!!! Those look fantastic, I adore Milky Ways…. Yum!

  23. I’m amazed at how much the candy everyone has been making looks so much more appealing than the original! Great job! And thanks for the tip on pinterest! : )

  24. Oh my goodness… I just found your blog and am in love. What great ideas you have! Thank you for sharing and I can’t wait to learn more from you 🙂

  25. And in bite-sized pieces, too. Nice find in this recipe.

  26. OH MY GRACIOUS SAKES ALIVE! This is an amazing recipe and I can hardly wait to try it out on my girlfriends soon. (Gotta have someone to share it with huh?) I’m sure all those kids are still smiling! Thanks –

  27. Brilliant! I bet they are really yummy frozen. I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  28. I completely LOVE Milky Way candy bars! I can’t wait to try this! I am totally pinning this! Thanks for sharing! (My scale doesn’t thank you, but it will get over it.) 😉

  29. I bet these are delicious. Thank you for linking up at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

  30. Thanks for linking up your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!

  31. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Confessional this week! You were featured, so grab a button and get your brag on! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/as-i-write-this-i-am-having-major-sugar.html
    I can’t wait to see what you wow us with next week.

  32. Mlky way is my favorite candy bar- I think it’s because of the carmel. My mouth waters whenever I say it!

  33. Oh yum! I love milky way and cannot wait to try these! They look so pretty too! I am a new follower.

  34. I featured your blog today at Sweet Treats Thursday! Swing by to grab a featured button. Love your blog 🙂

  35. Those look so good can’t wait to try them out! I featured them today. http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2011/07/link-love.html

  36. Oh deliciousness! This has been featured at this week’s Craftastic Monday party – thanks for linking!

  37. Gotta make this…soon!

  38. Recently found your blog and I love it! I MUST make these. What size marshmallow? The small or large? I think it’s 7oz and 13oz, but I’m not positive. Thanks!

  39. These were delicious. Tasted just like a store bought milky way!

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  41. I want to make these, but I have no idea how much marshmallow to use. I saw someone asked the question 3 years ago… but no answer…

    • Sorry about that Terry. I just added it to the recipe. It’s a 7 ounce jar, one of the smaller jars of Marshmallow Crème.

  42. What type of dipping chocolate do you use squares, chips, bark?

    • Tammy, I typically use Guittard Chocolate that I buy at the candy/cake decorating store. It melts so smooth! But when I’m out, I will use chocolate chips. But make sure they are a good quality chocolate. Don’t go for cheap when you’re dipping. =o)