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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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

  • whirl 1 cup butter, the flour and 1/2 cup of brown sugar in a food processor
  • they will clump up a bit but won't make a "real" dough, that's OK
  • simply press the crumbles into a 9x13 pan
  • bake for 20-25 minutes
  • meanwhile make the caramel filling
  • 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
  • until it boils
  • then reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes, keep stirring don't stop!
  • remove from heat until cookie base comes out
  • pour over hot cookie
  • chill in the fridge until firm
  • then melt together the chocolate chips and 1 tsp of butter, spread over the cooled base and caramel
  • 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!