Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars

filed under: Brownies on June 11, 2011
Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

These bars are a perfect union. They bring together two important women in my life.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oatmeal Brownie Milky Way Bars
Servings: 10 bars
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 c Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 c Heavy Cream
  • 1 bag 11 oz. Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c Canola Oil
  • 2 c boxed Brownie Mix
  • 1 tsp. Salt I used Kosher
  • 3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 sticks room temp. Butter
  • 1 c packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 c Flour
  • 2 Milky Way Bars
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, place two Milky Way bars, entire bag of caramels, and half cup of heavy cream.
  3. Let simmer over medium to medium low heat until fully melted. Remove from heat and let cool approximately ten minutes.

  4. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and butter. Either use a fork to incorporate or just use hands to combine. Its ok if there are some chunks of butter, you are looking for no chunk bigger then a pea though.

  5. Add in two cups of brownie mix, egg, and oil. Stir until just combined.
  6. Using a prepared 9x13 baking dish, spread half of the oat mixture into dish and press firmly to flatten.
  7. Pour the melted Milky Way over the oat mixture. Make sure to get all the way to the corners.
  8. Top with remaining oat mixture.
  9. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Milky Way Brownies are my everything.  Really.

These bars are a perfect union. They bring together two important women in my life.

In all our lives really.


Martha Stewart and the Pioneer Woman.


Martha brings her classic Oatmeal Bar recipe in all its splendor to our little party.

I tweaked her recipe by adding six Milky Way bars to the center instead of the straight caramel in her recipe.  If you would like to do this as well (and I recommend that you do) just melt six Milky Way bars over medium – medium low heat and add 1/2 cup of heavy cream.  Let cool for 5-10 minutes then incorporate into the recipe at the same time Martha recommends adding the caramel.

*I also cooked it in all one batch.  As in, pressed the oatmeal mixture into bottom of pan, added Milky Way caramel, pressed oatmeal mixture over top, then baked.  Saved me about 25 minutes of baking time and still tasted super delicious.


Miss Ree brings chocolate.  Lots and lots of Milky Way gooey chocolate.

Did you happen to see the Milky Way Cake she posted recently?  I think my eyes popped out of my head.  The concept of melting down the world greatest candy bars and simply adding them to baking recipes is nothing short of brilliant.

Anywho… it certainly got the old thinker workin.


The first bar is Martha’s. The second is a Oatmeal Milky Way Brownie Bar.

Oh yeah.



You can eat these a couple of ways.

Cut into big huge bars and pretend its not 37,978 calories per serving.


Or (if you are feeling particularly dainty) cut into one inch squares and top with a dollop of natural vanilla ice cream.


Take a sweet moment in time to indulge your senses and your taste buds.


Then eat twenty seven.

Just sayin.

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  • Renee says:

    that looks DELICIOUS! I wish I had some here now, I’d have it for breakfast…because I’m cool like that 🙂 LOL.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Gorgeous my dear! Drooling at 7am 🙂 xoxo

  • “Tweaked” with 6 milky way bars….fabulous! These look like the ultimate party food girl 🙂

  • Joy says:

    Oh. My. I do think I will have to cook this recipe. MilklyWay is my all time favorite candy bar!! Definitely a combo made in heaven!!

  • Georgia Pellegrini says:

    These look divine!

  • susan says:

    kind of amazing. loving your photos of the little ice cream treats. i am going to make these and go for the “27′ xx

  • Aikko says:

    Milky Way bars idea is pure genius. I’m partial to Three Musketeers (though it doesn’t have caramel), I’ll try this one with the Musketeers instead 🙂 Thanks Amanda!

  • Caroline @ chocolate and carrots says:

    Yum!!! Those look so amazing!!!

  • Amy | She Wears Many Hats says:

    Oh dear Amanda…I’m thinking I may need to hold off on starting back to my eating plan a few days and try these out. So yummy!

  • Cookbook Queen says:

    Where were you late last night when I was craving chocolate, caramel, and tons and tons of calories? Sigh.
    Looks amazing.

  • At Anna's kitchen table says:

    Just one word, because I’m drooling too much!

  • Sarah P. says:

    I can’t wait to make these! Quick question… you said you added 6 milky ways, but in the recipe it only says to add 2 milky ways and use a bag of caramels. Which is correct for your version of the recipe (which is definitely the one I want to make. You just put Martha to shame)? Thank you!

  • Courtney says:

    Oh my, these sound delicious! What pray tell, is brownie mix? I live in Norway and make all my goodies from scratch…my brownies have solid chocolate and butter, flour, etc in the mix. Suggestions on how to substitute?

  • Frances says:

    Another tweek? How about leaving out the caramel and using Mars bars instead of milky way…………..perfect caramel, milky way fondant and chocolate all in one bar! Now I need to eat.

    • Amanda says:

      What a fun suggestion!!

  • Kristin Smith says:

    If I were closer I would be knocking on your door right now asking for a few to try! 😉 Looks amazing!! Hope you are well….is the book finished??

  • Maria S says:

    Oh my word! I am SO making these today. Milky Way, caramel and brownies? Sign.me.up. Swoon!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    These look amazing Amanda. Just tweeted and pinned them

  • Rena says:


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  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:


    I am in heaven.

  • Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    Fabulous and even better topped with ice cream!

  • nazmiya says:

    wow sooo yummi. this look delicious, today i need to eat

  • Ja says:

    I really am compelled to say this is nothing less than KITCHEN PORNOGRAPHY! Excuse me while I faint….

    (In case of Emergency, kindly administer two small squares of MILKY WAY OATMEAL BROWNIES, and one (1) 4 oz. glass of cold milk. Thank you)! :p

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