Homemade Twix Bars

Homemade Twix Bars

Three layers work together in these Homemade Twix Bars. A shortbread base, chewy caramel and a thin layer of chocolate, the results are a twix bar.  Obviously, NOT a perfect factory made Twix but a Twix bar recipe nonetheless.

Last week for the watercolor class I offered to bring a “Twix” copycat bar. When asked “what is a Twix copycat bar, I think I answered “a chocolate caramel ultimate evilness that I am afraid to make and be alone with in my house” Yes a 9×13 pan of chocolate and caramel scare me, bears in the woods, yeah not so much.

I made these on a craft day in and around felting eggs. They are easy, fast, really good, and they look pretty. I only managed to bring one home for my husband…and there were only 9 of us in the class…see? I knew I needed someone to be watching how many I ate except they were all busy stuffing their faces too painting.

A blogger friend made these, well they looked so good I had to make them. Thanks Coleen, they were a hit.

Twix Copycat Bar

Twix Copycat Bar

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt, optional

Instructions

  1. whirl 1 cup butter, the flour and 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a food processor
  2. they will clump up a bit but won't make a "real" dough, that's OK
  3. simply press the crumbles into a 9x13 pan
  4. bake for 20-25 minutes
  5. meanwhile make the caramel filling
  6. in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat cook together: 1/2 cup brown suagr, 3/4 cup butter, the corn syrup and the sweetened codensed milk, cook and stir, always stirring
  7. until it boils
  8. then reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes, keep stirring don't stop!
  9. remove from heat until cookie base comes out
  10. pour over hot cookie
  11. chill in the fridge until firm
  12. then melt together the chocolate chips and 1 tsp of butter, spread over the cooled base and caramel
  13. sprinkle with sea salt if desired

I think next time I make these (the Share Our Strength Food Bloggers Bake Sale) I will cook the caramel a bit longer, I felt it was too soft. Although they held up well in the warm painting class room I think a bit harder would make them perfect.

About the Share Our Strength Food Bloggers Bake Sale. It will be the 17th of April, I hope to have my location nailed down in the next 2 days. I am looking for a few crafty souls, maybe you own an etsy shop, or just like to sew, I would love to gather a few pretty aprons to sell at the bake sale booth. Any ideas? Want to donate? I am open to all ideas! I will also(hopefully) be adding a donate button to the sidebar soon so friends can donate from afar.

and this is what my husband got after I took the picture-HA!

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10 thoughts on “Homemade Twix Bars”

  1. OMG, these look good! The kicker for me is the sea salt on the top. Oh how I love salted caramel … that mixed with the chocolate = Diva Heaven!

    I don't think I could be left alone with these bars either.

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  2. Monica that's what I told him, he wasn't convinced! What ever, right?
    Carol-hence me making them when I knew I would be watched!!
    Diva, salty chocolate is THE way to go
    Jenn you will NOT regret these, make them to share though

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  3. Twix is one of my favorites and this looks soooo good. I'm not sure I could be trusted around it though. I always end up eating the most, and that is a very bad thing.

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  4. Mmmmmmm…homemade Twix….can't wait to make this one! I may need to wait until the hubby is out of town so I can eat it all!

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  5. Ohhhh Michelle don't be a hater-just make sure you SHARE them!!

    Suzy don't be alone with these things whoa!

    Diana you may want to not eat the whole thing, I'll be jealous!!

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  6. Hi Laura! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog 🙂

    I was reading through yours and once I saw the word "Twix," I knew chocolate had to follow. You've caught my undivided attention!

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