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Fellow candy lovers! What's your vice? Is it Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups, Peppermint Patties, 3 Musketeers? We all know candy is bad for us (where do I start? High-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial ingredients...), so I made these Healthy Homemade Milky Wayz Candy Bars! Made all natural, refined sugar free, and gluten free, you can indulge guilt-free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Homemade Milky Wayz

Servings: 24 Bars
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs
These Healthy Homemade Milky Wayz are a much better option than the storebought kinds.  This DIY version is made without the high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, preservatives, and additives, but tastes just as good as the original!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray two 8" brownie pans with cooking spray and line parchment paper both ways.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan  (I used a 2-quart pan), stir together the erythritol, agave, water, and salt, until evenly mixed. Place over medium-high heat and add a candy thermometer to the pot.  Cook without stirring until it reaches 220 degrees Fahrenheit. While this is on the stove, put the egg whites in stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment. When the stovetop mixture reaches 260 degrees, start beating the egg whites on medium/high until stiff peaks form.  When the temperature reaches 280 degrees, remove the pan from the heat.
  • Increase the mixer speed to high and VERY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY drizzle the hot syrup into the whipping egg whites in a thin and steady stream. Beat until very thick and glossy (~8 minutes).  In the last minute, add the vanilla paste.
  • Scoop the mixture into both brownie pans, trying to make them as even as possible.  Spread the mixture out using an offset spatula.  Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of each pan of nought.  Press down with your hands to make sure it's flat and even. Let the nougat sit at room temperature overnight.
  • The next day, with a very sharp knife, slice each pan's worth of nougat into 6 long strips.  This nougat is fragile and sticky, so don't be too rough when slicing, and clean the knife off after every slice.  Refrigerate the nougat uncovered overnight.
  • The next day, gently press your index finger along the center line of the nougat strips, creating a "well" for the caramel sauce.
  • Spoon ~1 tsp of caramel sauce into each "well." Freeze for 45 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a large, shallow dish.  Coat the nougat, one slice at a time, in the melted chocolate.  Use 2 forks to transfer, dip, flip over, and remove the nougat from the chocolate.
  • Chill until the chocolate hardens, then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

**If you prefer, you can use Chewy Caramels instead of the Caramel Sauce for a firmer bar.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Homemade Milky Wayz
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Candy
Keyword: DIY