Thursday, October 27, 2011

Midnight Milky Way Bar Sauce

Happy Halloween weekend everyone!  We absolutely love this time of year in my house.  We have a full schedule this weekend, including carving pumpkins, going to the yearly Thriller event downtown, and lots of trick-or-treating.  Our small town has trick-or-treating for the kids downtown Friday afternoon, then we're going to Boo at the Zoo, followed by trick-or-treating in the neighborhood.  Wish me lots of luck keeping up with the kids! 

As a special treat before our big Halloween weekend, I made a chocolate sauce using Midnight Milky Way Bars. The rich dark chocolate of the Midnight Milky Way is fantastic when melted down into the cream and goes fantastic with vanilla ice cream.  However, the genius of this recipe (especially this time of year) is that you could use just about any candy bar with equally fantastic results.  I see a lot of candy bar sundaes in our future!

Midnight Milky Way Bar Sauce
Adapted from Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros
Makes 2 cups

Tessa says, "This is a wonderfully rich and good-and really quick to make in an emergency.  We like it dribbled down the side of a milkshake or slightly warm over ice cream, so that the cold makes the caramel set just slightly.  When the pan is left covered on the stove or in the fridge, everyone goes with a teaspoon and takes out a healthy scoop, and the marks of the diggers clearly remain."

1 cup heavy whipping cream
5 (2-ounce) Milky Way Midnight Bars

Pour half the cream into a heavy-bottomed pan and heat gently.  Coarsely chop the Midnight Milky Way bars and add to the pan, stirring all the time with a wooden spoon, until they are completely melted.  Make sure that the cream is not too hot and that nothing gets stuck on the bottom of the pan, which would ruin your chocolate.  When everything is nearly all melted together, add the rest of the cream, and whisk to break up the soft lumps.  Remove fro the heat and carry on whisking until the sauce is completely smooth.  cover when it has cooled a bit.  Serve warm or even at room temperature, but store in the fridge if you don't finish it all.  Even a teaspoon of it cold or at room temperature is great for lifting the spirits.
Theme: Harvest Moon


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

23 comments:

  1. Seriously? You're really going to do this to me?

    I just can't figure out how I missed this recipe in Apples for Jam. I like Tessa Kiros' comment about the marks of the diggers. She has a knack for noticing little details like that.

    Kim, this is such a super choice for this time of year. I like the way you think!

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  2. Oh, I had my eye on this. So sinfully wonderful!

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  3. This looks amazing! I need some...now!

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  4. I would never have thought you'd find a recipe with milky bars in one of Tessa's cookbooks. That is why I love her.

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  5. You've given me a delicious way to use my extra candy bars! Love it. Have fun this weekend!

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  6. Mmm...that's my kind of emergency! Sounds delish!

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  7. Wow! That looks absolutely sinful! ;)

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  8. Oh my, what a great idea! My son would absolutely love this.

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  9. My husband loves Midnight Milky Ways so he would go crazy for this!

    I've never been to the Thriller dance but may try and make it this year.

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  10. Happy Halloween, Kim! That sauce looks so good!

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  11. First of all, I love your Halloween photo! Too spooky...
    And second, I do NOT thank you for posting this recipe. Milky Ways are my favorite (for someone who doesn't eat chocolate, that's saying something...it's the caramel that gets me) and this is the second MW recipe I've seen today. The other was a MW cookie made in a cupcake top pan. I already copied that one and now I've copied this one. The chocolate with the caramel mixed in must be divine.

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  12. I'm just passing by and thought id say hello. We will be receiving some snow this weekend in Pennsylvania, and the leaves are just about at their peek colors. I hope everyone has a very nice weekend. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  13. I think I'm in love with a chocolate bar sauce and a bowl of vanilla ice cream.Dang fine recipe.

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  14. Wow! Do you know how to open a Halloween blog! Stunning! And then following it up luscious dark milk ways - Halloween Heaven!

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  15. I want some of this right now. ;-) Yum! Such a brilliant idea for leftover candy. I may need to buy a bag of Dark Milky Ways just to make it.

    This has been my favorite week I think from the gorgeous harvest moon photos to everyone's dishes so far. I loved my penne with pumpkin. So much good food! ;-)

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  16. Holy cow! That Milky Way sauce...rocks.

    That initial photo of the huge orange moon really got my attention. I stared at for a few moments.

    Happy Halloween to you and your family.

    Velva

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  17. This sounds easy and fun! My guys will love this one, all that drippy goodness.

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  18. yum great sauce have a fun day today with the kids hugs

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  19. That looks easy and DEElicious!

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  20. Oh yum! I totally missed this one! Man... how can that not be good??

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  21. What an absolutely divine recipe, I can't see how this would be anything other than suburb!
    Hope you had a happy halloween!
    *kisses* HH

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  22. Oh
    my
    lawd!

    That looks freaking delicious and wickedly easy.

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