Homemade Twix Bars… gooey homemade caramel sandwiched between a shortbread cookie and milk chocolate! What more can you ask for?
One of my all time favorite candy bars is Twix. I hardly ever buy them anymore, but you better believe I’ll be digging through my kids Halloween buckets and looking for the Twix. ;) I was so happy when I found this recipe for homemade Twix bars, so I could try making them at home. Now, I wouldn’t say they don’t taste exactly like a Twix, but they are so, so good! They are more of a shortbread bar topped with yummy goodness. Imagine biting into a thick butter shortbread crust, chewy caramel and milk chocolate all at once. Yes, heaven in your mouth!
The caramel layer is to die for! So good and better than the real thing IMO!
I’m excited to share this recipe with you which I found in the Six Sister’s new cookbook: Sweets & Treats. Those girls are some of my favorite blogging friends and I’m so excited about their new book. There are SO many dessert recipes I cannot wait to try!
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Homemade Twix Bars
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup butter softened slightly
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Combine the flour and sugar in a medium size bowl. Then cut the butter in with a pastry cutter or two forks, until it forms a crumb mixture. Then press down into the pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- For the caramel add the butter to a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir an additional 2 minutes, or until it starts to thicken. Pour over cooled shortbread bars. Allow to cool.
- Once the caramel has become firm, mix the chocolate and oil in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for 1 minute. Stir and cook in 15 second intervals, until the chocolate is melted. Then pour over the caramel layer and allow to set. May place in the fridge to help set faster.
- Once the chocolate has hardened, cut into squares with a warm knife.