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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Homemade Twix

My favorite candy bar is Twix, hands down. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest to make my own Twix... well, I HAD to try that. 

Before you get disappointed in me for being terrible and not sticking to my diet.... Most of what was made was given away. Allison and I made it together and we were feeling charitable... trust me, we had some and it was HARD to give it away. Pretty sure I could have eaten the entire pan. 

Here's the recipe I got from Pinterest ( I heart Pinterest)

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups caramel, cut into small chunks
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable shortening (Optional)


For the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9x13 in pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour - at first the mixture may seem dry, but will come together quickly.
  5. Take the dough and press it evenly into the pan. (Lightly flouring your fingertips will help with any sticking.)
  6. Prick the crust all over with a fork - this allows steam to escape so the crust will bake evenly with fewer bubbles.
  7. Bake until lightly golden brown on top and edges - about 30-35 minuts.
  8. Remove from the oven and immediately run a knife around the edges to loosen the crust. Set aside to cool completely.
For the caramel layer:
  1. Melt the caramel and cream in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Pour the caramel over the cooled crust and set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
For the chocolate layer:
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave using ten second increments - stirring every time.
  2. If the chocolate seems too thick, add a tablespoon of shortening to thin it. (Just know that this will leave your end-resulting chocolate a little softer than normal. I don't use it for this very reason. )
  3. Pour evenly over the chilled caramel layer and spread until it covers the entire surface.
  4. Return to the refrigerator (or freezer) until the chocolate is well set.
  5. Cut and serve.

Your'e Welcome


William said...

YUM! I love twix too ;) Good find. I always have to share once I make a treat too, otherwise I WILL eat it all!

jamie hixon said...

WHAT. Twix were my childhood fave too. This looks way too good, and I'm glad you tried it first, because I didn't want to try it and have it be a Pinterest fail. It is a good thing I'm lazy or I would be making these right now! (And eating the whole pan.)