Milky Way Cookie Bars are everything that’s amazing about layered treats. To sum this cookie bar up, there’s a chocolate cookie base holding a mixture of chopped up Milky Ways, more cookie crumbles, and sweetened condensed milk. Pretty easy.
Chopping up the Milky Way bars was probably the most time consuming part of making these. But I’m weird. I’m a perfectionist and totally dig the rare chances I get to chop things up.
Anyway, back to the bars. All the layers combine to make a chewy and gooey bar. The cookie portion sort of reminds of the texture of a brownie, soft and chewy. The Milky Way bars do their own thing. They bring a real nice caramel texture and taste right in between the layers of cookies. The sweetened condensed milk brings everything together and keeps the bars gooey.
Overall, I love making these layer bars because they have so much variety. Really what this blog has been teaching me is you can mix a million things together and make something amazing. Even in the Milky Way Cookie Bars, not to many ingredients are added in but it’s not necessarily something you see all the time.
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons coffee
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups Milky Way Bars, chopped
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line and grease an 8x8 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk melted butter (slightly cooled), egg, sugars, coffee and vanilla until combined.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and stir until just incorporated.
- Set aside about 2/3 cup of dough.
- Evenly press remaining dough into bottom of prepared pan. Place chopped Milky Way bars over the dough.
- Place chunks of reserved cookie dough over the candy bars and pour sweetened condensed milk over the top.
- Bake for 25-27 minutes. Bars will be mostly set, it's okay if the center isn't completely set.
- Allow bars to cool completely before slicing.
Recipe via Averie Cooks