Milky Way Syrup

Use leftover candy in milky way syrup on pancakes #breakfast


It’s almost the holidays and that means travel. I bet you could use a new suitcase and some organization for travel. Scroll down to enter the giveaway after reading the post! A long time ago, like years and years ago, I saw an episode of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives where Guy Fieri was trying a breakfast joint that served Capn’ Crunch French toast. I was totally intrigued. Was it really good? Breakfast cereal on French toast?! It kind of got the wheels spinning in my head and ever since then we’ve  loved experimenting with breakfast, like these green smoothie pancakes, berries and cream crepes, and peach cobbler French toast casserole, but this syrup may just be the ultimate syrup experiment. Well, these or the over the top, crazy delicious pancakes that you will see next month. 😉


Use leftover candy in milky way syrup on pancakes #breakfast


I was looking at a bag of Milky Way (my favorite candy bar as a kid) candy bars and wondering what in the world I was going to do with all of this candy sitting around, when my daughter came down the stairs and asked if we could have pancakes for dinner. That doesn’t happen too often as Saturday mornings generally involve pancakes or crepes, but I was already getting that fluffy, buttery taste in my mouth so I quickly agreed. And then, being the genius 7 year old that she is she asked if I could make a candy bar syrup to go on top. I almost said no…


The words started to pour out of my mouth and then I saw her bright eyes, all lit up with excitement and thought, why the heck not?! I promise, we really do eat quite healthy, but gosh darnit, something needed to be done with those candy bars and I was not going to let them stare me down from the pantry every day. You see, I was recently traveling for a few weeks and desperately missing my family so I’ve been finding myself looking for more opportunities to just do silly, fun, memorable things for us to be together. And while we’re chatting, scroll down to see what I’ve decided are essentials for travel.


Use leftover candy in milky way syrup on pancakes #breakfast


It’s really not very different from any other syrup but you do need to take a moment when you’re eating your first bite to close your eyes and take it all in. Sure enough, that creamy, caramel, nougat delciousness makes the syrup totally and completely plate lickable. I felt like a child myself dragging every bite of pancake through the excess syrup on the plate.


Use leftover candy in milky way syrup on pancakes #breakfast



Don’t get me wrong, I totally did a killer barre class the next morning, but for the moment the sugar didn’t matter, it was just me and a pancake, oh and the fam of course. And now for a little fun, the giveaway.

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Like I said, I traveled a lot the past few weeks and there’s a few things that I learned.


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1. A good carry-on that’s light weight but durable is a must. I tried out the Ebags Expandable Carry-on and I loved it. There were plenty of pockets for me to pack different things in different areas so it wasn’t just rolling around the bag, but even more important was that it was light weight. I’m not the biggest person out there so it definitely is a must for me to have something I can haul through airports and to and from hotels.


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2. Organization is key. There’s not much worse about travel than the fact that you are shoving your whole life into a suitcase and then rifling through it every day for what you need. It’s exhausting. I hate it. Which is why I have fallen in love with these packing cubes. Oh my gosh they make life easier. I even used one solely for dirty clothes just so they were packed all nice and tight in a separate bag inside of my suitcase. I was able to keep everything organized which helped me feel more in control and relaxed each day.



3. Comfort whenever possible. Whether it’s getting work done in your hotel room or sitting on an airplane or in a car you need to find a way to still relax and rest. Travel is not all fun and games like it was when we were kids. There’s a lot to prepare and it’s a long day when you’re traveling so just bringing something as small and easy as a Tempurpedic neck pillow can help you to get a little rest so you are ready to get moving once you arrive at your destination. It’s soft, supports your head and neck and helps you get a little relaxation.

4. Travel Size Me. Unlike fast food restaurants you do not want to super size anything while traveling which is why I use a little trick. I travel or sample size everything from my shampoo, conditioner and deodorant to my makeup. Trust me it only takes one time of forgetting liquids and having security take them or something spilling everywhere for you to make the switch. Target sells like everything travel sized or containers to fill on your own. But even more important than that, I use sample sizes from the makeup counters or certain skin care so that I don’t have to take all of my full sized pieces. Eye shadow does get tricky, but everything else you can generally get a sample size or the little containers filled with a sample, which by the way you can later reuse with your own makeup for future travel.


What Makes Pancakes Flat?

Flat pancakes are usually caused by overcooking or not preparing the batter correctly.

Too much baking powder or soda will make pancakes rise quickly and then fall.

Over mixing the batter will cause pancakes to be flat and tough.

The batter should be gently mixed just until the flour is incorporated, there will still be small lumps of flour in the batter.

Too much liquid will also result in flat pancakes.

You should cook the pancake until little bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook on the other side.


Can Pancake Batter Be Made Ahead?

Pancake batter can be made the night before.

It should be covered and refrigerated.

Because baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, you may need to add a little before cooking the batter.

Let the batter warm a little from the refrigerator, sprinkle in a little baking powder and give it a little stir.

Then cook as normal.


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Use leftover candy in milky way syrup #breakfast
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Milky Way Syrup

Prep Time1 min
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: 300 + Back to School Recipes Every Kid Loves
Keyword: breakfast, candy, candy bar, french toast, halloween, milky way, milky way syrup, pancakes, sweet breakfast, syrup
Servings: 1 pint syrup
Calories: 1297kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 cube Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup chopped Milky Way Candy Bars


  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat combine the butter, sugar, milk, cocoa and vanilla.
  • Heat, stirring occasionally until the butter is almost completely melted, and then add the candy bars and stir until melted down completely.
  • Bring the syrup to a boil and remove from the heat.
  • Serve over pancakes immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1297kcal | Carbohydrates: 244.7g | Protein: 11g | Cholesterol: 92.6mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 234.3g
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79 comments on “Milky Way Syrup”

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  2. I’m making this syrup as soon as I can find a hiding place for the milky ways from Dal. That Miss P, she’s a genius. And truthfully, I’d love to explore Thailand next. Or return to Tuscany…either way you’d have to come too! We’re due!

  3. Hawaii would be a dream

  4. My ultimate travel destination is Alaska

  5. Paris, France

  6. I’ve always been a big fan of these suitcases. The perfect size, good heft but not over-engineered, sturdy, VERY well thought out and nice looking! Perfect for Paris! (do a Paris trip giveaway next LOL!)

  7. My ultimate travel destination is to see my newborn granddaughter in Buffalo, NY

  8. My dream is to someday go to Norway – perhaps with a side trip to Scotland.

  9. I would like to go to England.

  10. Destination: Australia. I think the Buttermilk syrup is the one I am going to try. Thanks for the giveaway. Lisa

  11. We have always dreamed of a trip to northern Europe.

  12. this would be so awesome cuz me and my husband travel a lot to visit family! 🙂

  13. Ok, seriously I want to come for breakfast at your house! Holy yum! Your daughter is one smart girl!!!

    I would love to travel to Paris one day…new luggage is always needed around here. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. I’d love to go to Italy or Puerto Rico. I want to win!

  15. Imm not really a fan of milky way bars… love anything caramel but nouget, not so much. I would love to try it with a bit of butterfinger bars !!
    My luggage is falling apart & I need something new to pack to go to my daughters when she has her baby next month!! Thats a wonderful destination even though only an hour away!!
    Would really love to go to the Greek islands!!

  16. Our 50th. Wedding Anniversary is May 29, 2014 and we would like to take a trip somewhere and we sure could use some new luggage!! Thank You!!!

  17. Our 50th. Wedding anniversary is May 29, 2014 and we’re planning on taking a trip somewhere and we sure could use some new luggage!! Thank You!!!

  18. Where don’t I want to travel?! England and Ireland to see the family origins. Asia (because it’s so exotic.) But I can’t stop thinking of our visit along the coast between Nice and Rome. I long to go back and spend more time in San Marquarita, italy.

  19. we would love to go to England, we have been to London before,but it was such a short trip.

  20. Spain, Italy, Greece!

  21. Anywhere in Europe!

  22. I’ve always wanted to go to France, Italy and Bulgaria!

  23. I want to go to Asia, carry on of course!

  24. Love love love packing cubes! Makes my life so much easier!

  25. Italy! A villa by a vineyard, with a personal chef!

  26. I would love to go to England and see all the sights.

  27. Backpacking through Asia… Vietnam, Cambodia, etc.!

  28. Our children have taken our luggage pieces as they ave moved away…it would be wonderful to have my own luggage again! I would love to travel to Gemany and Austria, te Eatern Seaboard and our country’s historical sights, P.E.I. Canada, or anywhere but here at home! I just need a break!

  29. Would love to go to Germany and Italy.

  30. Sounds like it could be good on waffles for dessert!Taking granddaughters to Disney,a bag would be great!

  31. I would love to go to Hawaii.

  32. I was, and will forever be that kid that basically drinks the syrup out of the little pourer thing. And I knoooow that if some Milky Way syrup was lying around, it definitely wouldn’t stand a chance around me and my obsessive dunking ways!

  33. We’d love to go someplace tropical!

  34. New Zealand!
    Thanks for the contest.

  35. ultimate travel spot = hawaii, maui to be exact. LOVE!

  36. I would love to visit Italy, France, and Spain! But probably just a dream.

  37. I would love to go to Turkey some day

  38. I would love to go to Italy.

  39. I want to be in New Hampshire for apple season!! 🙂

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  41. My husband and I are planning a kid free trip to Costa Rica that I’m rather excited about!

  42. Europe…no itinerary, ample cash and my kiddo <3

  43. Europe…no itinerary, ample cash, and my kiddo <3

  44. I would just like to go to the mountains and relax with my husband in a remote cabin. Enjoying the beauty and nature.

  45. What the what?!? Milky Way syrup? YUM!

  46. Ultimate travel destination would be South Korea! It’s my favorite kind of food!

  47. I love Milky Way candy bars. This recipe sounds like a sweet tooth’s dream come true.

  48. Milky Way syrup! What a great idea! It’s my mom’s favorite candy, she would love this 🙂

    This is my first visit to your blog, so I don’t know if you’ve talked about CardioBarre previously, but I see the link in your sidebar. I looOOOooOOoovee CardioBarre! Only problem is it’s a bit pricey at $17/class, so I only get to go once in a while!

  49. This syrup puts all other syrups to SHAME! Amazing, lady!!!

  50. I think I just gained ten pounds just looking at the picture. yum! We have an ultimate vacation destination to Europe but more realistic will be the northwest.

  51. This is genius! Awesome idea for left over candy! I love pancakes but to cover them with a syrup made with melted chocolates, oh my!

  52. I have never experimented with flavored syrup, but now you’ve got me intrigued! You’ve got a smart girl on your hands there!

    Awesome giveaway too.. I’ve got a trip planned to Utah that it’d come in handy for! 😉

  53. Mmmmmmm… I think you are a serious genius! Milky Ways are one of my faves, too, so this has to be tried!

  54. OMG those pancakes look amazing! Totally reminds me of the fancy food network dishes with crazy good ingredients. I agree w/ Deb-What a great excuse for the leftover Halloween candy.

  55. I have so many Milky Way bars in this house from Halloween, what a creative way to use them up!

  56. I adore Milk Ways!! I never thought to make it into a syrup!

  57. THIS IS SO SMART OMG! Your daughter is luckyyyyyyyyy!!! Milky way syrup, man, now I’ve seen everything. It looks SO gooooood!

  58. Wow! I never thought of transforming candy bars into a syrup! The possibilities are endless.

  59. I’ve been waiting for this recipe ever since you touted about it on facebook. Looks delicious!

  60. I imagine it could have other good uses–like drizzling on a cake or pie. 🙂 Sounds like a good way to thin out all the Halloween candy (other than baking it in things). Thanks!!

  61. A quiet, warm beach with my family! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. As someone who has a cabinet full of Milk Ways right now, I welcome this recipe with all my heart! We’ve been big on waffles the past few weeks, the syrup would go great!

  63. I am not a typical fan of Milky Way, it’s that candy that gets left for last and then, out of desperation, gets eaten because I need something sweet. But…I think I could totally get into syrup. Yum!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance. Could use some new bags for our growing family and our trips back East to let the kids get to know their relatives better.