Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HOMEMADE TWIX BARS


HOMEMADE TWIX BARS-HAVE YOU MADE THESE YET? TRUST ME, YOU NEEEEEEED THESE IN YOUR WORLD! LIKE, TODAY!!!

Shortbread layer
2 sticks salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour

Caramel layer
20 ounces Kraft Caramels, unwrapped of co
urse! (about 1 1/2 bags)
3 tablespoons heavy cream

Chocolate layer
18 ounces milk chocolate, melted (I used Hershey Bars rather than chips)
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (optional) - I did not need this-Hershey's melted perfectly in a double boiler.

Directions

1) FOR THE CRUST: Preheat your oven to 300°F. Line 9" x 13" pan with nonstick foil

2) In a bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the flour. Mix till it comes together.

3) Press it evenly into the pan. Lightly flouring your fingertips will help with any sticking.

4) Prick the crust a
ll over with a fork.

5) Bake 35-45 mins until the crust is lightly golden brown on top and the edges are deeper golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately run a knife around the edges to loosen the crust. Set it aside to cool completely.

6) FOR THE CARAMEL LAYER: Melt the caramel and cream over low heat in a small saucepan. Pour the caramel over the cooled crust and set in the refrigerat
or for 30 minutes to chill and firm up.

OPTION 1 FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER (EASIEST OPTION): Melt the chocolate slowly in the microwave and p
our evenly over the chilled caramel layer and spread to coverall of the caramel. Return to the fridge until the chocolate is well set. Cut into bars or squares. It's best to store these bars in the refrigerator but take out a few mins before serving to soften.

OPTION 2 FOR T
HE CHOCOLATE LAYER (BIT MORE TIME CONSUMING BUT YUMMY): Cut into
bars once the caramel has chilled and dip each bar individually into the melted chocolate. Lay on wax paper in fridge until set.



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22 comments:

Winnie said...

Absolutely fabulous looking bars!

Dip It In Chocolate said...

Both of those look freaking delicious. Save me some!

Nina Greer said...

For the shortbread is it really salted butter? I just want to make sure it isn't a typo.

DANIELLE said...

thanks girls!! yup, salted!

DANIELLE said...

thanks girls!! yup, salted!

Michelle said...

Why yes, I DO need these in my life! *pins for later*

Would love to invite you over to my link party The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Laura said...

these look fantastic- I LOVE Twix!!

Kaylee said...

These have been on my list forever! I must get motivated to make them!

I would love for you to share this at Mealtime Monday!

Kaylee
www.couponingncooking.com

Haydn and Kristy @ Taste Buds said...

That's just straight up cool.

Julie said...

Oh wow, these look great. I love Twix bars. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

Luscious Delights said...

I love Twix and will definitely be trying to make my own int he future.

Lois Christensen said...

Amazing! Great job. Thanks again for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

Sara Harvey said...

These look so yummy! Fun treat for the back to school crowd! Sara

Marlys Folly said...

Love twix bars and these look awesome and you pictures are making me drool.. My computer is needing a towel. Thanks for sharing on FFF.
http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

Ericka Breedlove said...

I would LOVE to make my own Twix bars and these look so good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

Jocelyn said...

Those are incredible looking!!! I am totally wanting a peanut butter one like now!!

~*~The Family~*~ said...

You may have successfully created heaven on earth.

DANIELLE said...

THANKS FOR YOUR AWESOME COMMENTS! TWIX ROCKS!

GlitterItUp said...

Thanks for the recipe. Made them tonight super yummy. One question my bars on one of the pans (I made 2 batches) seemed to crumble really easy -- any tips. Super yummy.

Tulip TrueAim said...

I can't wait to try these! Twix are so good. They are my favorite. Stopping by from Cheerios and Lattes. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

Mackenzie said...

Oh my goodness! These look amazing! Great photos too! You are a featured favorite on Saturday Show & Tell this weekend at Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks again for sharing!
Mackenzie :)

Anonymous said...

So I seen these and decided to make them. I was quite sad that it cost so much to make this. I finished the recipe not too long ago and i have to say they are hard to get out of the pan and the cookie part does nothing but crumble for me (i followed the recipe exactly, not sure if thats just how they are suppose to be) and so... it is very doubtful that i will make them again but i liked the idea of them and your presentation of them is very nice!

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