Tuesday, March 5, 2013

TWIX BARS....THE VERSION THAT WON THE TASTE TEST!



THIS WEEK I MADE 4 VERSIONS OF MY TWIX BARS! WHY? WELL, BEING A BIT OF A PERFECTIONIST I WAS TRYING TO FIND THE RECIPE WITH THE LEAST BIT OF SHORTBREAD CRUMBLE WHEN CUTTING THE BARS.  INEVITABLY, A SHORTBREAD CRUST IS GOING TO HAVE SOME AMOUNT OF "CRUMBLE" BUT THIS IS THE RECIPE THAT HAD THE LEAST CRUMBLE!  ALL 4 VERSIONS WERE STILL DELICIOUS.  I MEAN THEY ARE HOMEMADE TWIX BARS...HOW BAD CAN THEY BE!!!??!!!  HERE IS MY WINNING RECIPE!!!

For the Shortbread Layer: 1/3 cup SOFT butter plus 1 extra tablespoon 1/3 cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup flour
Blend all in the mixer.  Will be crumbly.  Pat firmly into an 8x8 pan lined with nonstick foil. Bake at 350 for about 18 minutes until lightly browned.  Cool.


For the Caramel Layer:

IN THE MICROWAVE, MELT:
10 OUNCES KRAFT CARAMELS 1 TABLESPOON HEAVY CREAM UNTIL SMOOTH.  POUR OVER THE COOLED CRUST AND CHILL 30 MINUTES.
FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER:
MICROWAVE 9 OUNCES OF MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR 6 HERSHEY BARS.  I RECOMMEND USING THE HERSHEY BARS!!!  POUR OVER THE CARAMEL.  LET CHILL UNTIL SET.  THE KEY TO CUTTING THESE FOR THE LEAST AMOUNT OF SHORTBREAD CRUMBLE IS TO LET THEM COME TO ROOM TEMP FOR AN HOUR BEFORE CUTTINGCUT INTO BARS, SERVE OR RETURN TO THE FRIDGE FOR STORAGE.

20 comments:

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen said...

Yum these look so good! I love twix bars, but your version looks even better!

Isla Bee said...

Did you use a cake comb for the chocolate? It looks awesome!

DANIELLE said...

IT WAS SOME KITCHEN TOOL THAT YES, LOOKS LIKE A COMB! THANK U!

Anonymous said...

regular size hershey bars?

DANIELLE said...

YES, REGULAR SIZED :-)

XzEvilAngelzX said...

Any thoughts on a peanut butter version? ^_^

Anonymous said...

How many does it serve and do you cut them thin or ?

DANIELLE said...

YOUR WISH IS GRANTED...PB VERSION HERE: http://www.hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/2012/07/peanut-butter-twix-bars.html

DANIELLE said...

I CUT THEM RECTANGLE SHAPE AND IT SERVES A TON!!! CAN ALSO CUT INTO SQUARES!

Anonymous said...

I've also used Keebler club crackers as the base. Works good.

Anonymous said...

wondering how many caramels in 10 oz. I bought my caramels in bulk.....

lovefoodies said...

Nice recipe, I wondered what the equivalent to your kraft caramels would be. I live in Europe and can't get these!
Thanks

DANIELLE said...

for an equivalent how about a jar of caramel sauce measured out to 10 oz? sorry, no clue how many r in the bag and i do not have a bag on hand to check.

Anonymous said...

I have a 14oz. pkg and there are 50 caramels in pkg.....hope that helps

Laura said...

In a 14oz pkg of caramels there are 50 total.............hope that helps

Laura said...

In a 14 oz. pkg the total count is 50

Rita said...

Is there a substitute for heavy cream? Thanks.

DANIELLE said...

half and half may work

Angela Pittsley said...

I work in a corporate cafeteria as a baker. I have made these bars in front of my clients in the display kitchen. They raved about these

DANIELLE said...

oh wow that is awesome!!

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