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[The Cookie Elf] Milky Way Brownies: 2 Versions – Simple Layers or Quick and Easy
February 25, 2020
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Cookie Recipe of the Week: Milky Way Brownies – Simple Layered Bar Version and Easy and Quick Version

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Chocolate lovers and brownie aficionados, check out these two versions of Milky Way Brownies – the simple layered version and the easy and quick version.

They’re like eating a candy bar in bar cookie form. Can you say a-m-a-z-i-ng?

Milky Way candy bars debuted in 1923, the brainchild of Mars, Incorporated food company founder Franklin C. Mars. Contrary to urban legend, the candy bar was not named for the galaxy but rather the Milky Way milkshake, a popular malted chocolate dessert. By 1930, Milky Way was the #1 selling candy bar in the world. Today, the bars account for $100 million in sales.

The candy bar is made up of layers of chocolate nougat (a creamy, sweet filling) and caramel with a firm milk chocolate coating. European versions omit the caramel layer.The brownie recipe uses that same layered format. And it’s uber-simply simple when you use a brownie mix.

Get the full recipe for layered Milky Way Brownies … and check out our Brownies Pinterest board for more easy brownie recipes.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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