Homemade Midnight Milky Ways

Hey ya’ll! We hope you had a great weekend! Ours was pretty busy but a lot of fun. 🙂 Anyway, it’s October and you know what that means, right? It’s almost Halloween! You’ve only got two weeks to buy all your candy and get your costume ready! Now, if you don’t have any candy ready, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Today we’re bringing you a homemade candy recipe!

The best part of Halloween is getting free candy, right? As adults ( we use that term loosely here because sometimes we forget how old we actually are), we don’t get free candy, unfortunately. So, I think the cute little kids are the best. They’re all dressed up in their little outfits and when they say “Trick or Treat” it’s just all too precious. I just want to dump my whole candy bowl in their bag. Haha. 🙂

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 Our little town hands out free hot dogs, popcorn, and Kool-aid on Halloween. Growing up that was my favorite part (Georgia hates hot dogs and I was like a hot dog eating fiend); We would always dress up, head to get our free hot dogs and then go out candy hunting.

We always made sure to hit up the places we knew had good candy first. There was one house, where the owner dressed up as Dracula and handed out king size candy bars (can I say heck ya!) and a lady who handed out packets of Swiss Miss hot cocoa (which was our favorite cause our mom wouldn’t buy it, so we always got into this first).

Now a days we just have to make our own candy (hey, we’re not complaining!). This recipe is a homemade version of the Midnight Milky Way. And it hits the mark, too. It’s super easy and absolutely delicious. Dare we say it? Better than the store bought candy. There, we said it. Once you try these, you’ll always make these instead!

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Now, about these candies. We think they’re perfect for handing out for halloween. Or maybe just to your friends at work as a happy halloween, since it’s on Monday this year. Agh. That’s like the worst day for halloween! Without further ado, here’s your new favorite candy bar:

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Homemade Midnight Milky Ways

  • Time: about 30 minutes cooking the caramel, 15 minutes for the nougat, and 2 hours chilling
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients:

For the Caramel:

1/4 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 tsp. vanilla

7 oz Sweetened condensed milk

6 Tbsp butter

1/2 tsp salt

For the nougat:

3 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1 Tbsp vanilla

1/4 cup powdered sugar

24 oz chocolate, for dipping

Directions:

  1. For the Caramel: Combine the sugar, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, and butter in a 2-qt pan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and cook to 242F. Remove from heat and stir in the salt. Pour into a buttered 9×13 in pan. Let cool until set.
  2. For the nougat: Combine the corn syrup, and water over medium-high heat. Stir until it boils, then continue to cook until it reaches 275F
  3. When the syrup reaches 233F, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks. Once the syrup reaches 275F, slowly pour the syrup into the beaten egg whites. Continue to beat on high for 8 minutes. Mix in the vanilla and powdered sugar.
  4. Spread on top of the cooled caramel. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut the candy into desired sizes (bite size or king size, you pick!)
  5. Melt the chocolate and dip the candy. Let set.
  6. Wrap in cellophane, if you desire.

Let us know in the comments below about your Halloween traditions, we’d love to hear them!

Watch how to make these delicious candies!

Questions, comments, or suggestions on what you want us to bake? Let us know on instagram and Facebook (@unchartedbakers), via email or in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

Have an awesome week, safe travels, and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!🙂

 

 

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