Homemade Twix Bars

Welcome to this week’s post.

I’ve had several people ask me about my homemade Twix bars and I decided to share the recipe with you.  I can’t take credit for the recipe but you can find the original here if you’re interested.

With zero nutritional value and one bar containing more calories than your daily recommended intake, this dessert is so good it hurts.  Worth every bite and then some.

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Quick aside: the caramel recipe can be used to make caramel popcorn or individual caramels as well.


Total time: approx. 3-4 hours (yes you read that right)

Ingredients

Shortbread:

  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups white AP flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Caramel:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt

Chocolate:

  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.  Coat a 9 x 13″ pan well with vegetable oil or any non stick spray you have.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together shortbread ingredients with a pastry blender or hands until mixture comes together.  Press the dough into an even layer at the bottom of the pan.  Bake for approx. 30 minutes or until the outer crust of the dough is lightly golden.  Remove and allow to cool completely in tray.
  3. Combine caramel ingredients together in a medium-large saucepan and bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring continuously.  Once mixture starts to boil, cook for 6 minutes, and keep stirring constantly! You don’t want the caramel to burn to the bottom of the pan. The original recipe goes into much more detail about making the caramel but I’ve found that 6 minutes is a perfect cook time.
  4. Pour warm caramel over the shortbread in a smooth, even layer. Allow to cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours or until caramel is set.
  5. For the chocolate layer, pour chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and use the double boiler method to melt together.  Stir until smooth.  Pour chocolate over cooled caramel and return to fridge until chocolate is set.

Voila! Simple and disgustingly delicious.  Please let me know what you think if you try this recipe out.  Thank you so much for reading.

Sincerely,

Kayla Price

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