As fall blows in each year, bringing its leaves that either delight or annoy us, it also brings with it something even more amazing. Candy. Candy that is not available during the spring, summer, or winter months. Candy that we wait all year long for, checking the store shelves for it with a longing glance, hoping and wishing that perhaps it will appear earlier than the year before. Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis are on this list of special fall candies to be coveted, worshiped, and hoarded in mass quantities. If you haven’t tried them yet then you are missing out on something that simply cannot be put into words. The only improvement that could possibly be made to this caramel filled square of deliciousness would be to enrobe it in a scrumptious layer of dark chocolate. One day it will happen, and one day I will have a freezer full of Dark Chocolate Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis.
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
- 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 (11.5-oz) Bag Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis, Unwrapped
- Freshly Ground Sea Salt
- Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes.
- Add the vanilla, and then mix for 1 minute.
- On low speed, add the flour a cup at a time, and mix just until incorporated.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and then refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls; place on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet, and then press a candy bar into the middle of each cookie.
- Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt, and then allow to rest for 5 minutes before removing the cookies to a baking rack to finish completely cooling.
- This recipe will yield approximately 24 cookies.
- Use freshly ground sea salt in this recipe. I am totally gaga over this salt grinder.
- If you are unable to find Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis, try using Milky Way Original Minis or Milky Way Midnight Minis instead.
- You will not need the entire bag of candy bars for this recipe, but I don’t think this’ll upset you. They taste pretty amazing on their own, and make for a great little pick-me-up snack.
- In addition to the sea salt, sprinkle the cookies with finely chopped nuts.
- Try using other mini-sized candy bars in this recipe, such as Snickers or 3 Musketeers.
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