Homemade Twix Bars just as good as the store bought!
Who doesn’t like a nice, crunchy Twix Bar? Now you can make them in the comfort of your home. They are creamy, crunchy and plain perfect. Quick and easy to make, perfect for Parties or just as a little sweet treat!
Homemade Twix Bars
- For the Cookie part:
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
- For the Caramel layer:
2 cups caramel, cut into small chunks
3 tablespoons heavy cream
- For the Chocolate layer:
3 cups chopped milk chocolate, melted
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (if the chocolate is too thick)
Preheat oven to 300F. Take a 9 x 13 baking dish and spray it lightly with cooking spray. You can also use parchment paper instead of the cooking spray. Set baking dish aside.
In a medium bowl, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add flour. If the mixture looks dry don’t worry, it will come together as you continue to beat it at medium speed.
Take the dough and press it evenly into the prepared baking dish (lightly flouring your fingertips will help with any sticking). Prick the crust all over with a fork. The holes will allow steam to escape and the crust will bake evenly with fewer bubbles.
Bake the crust until it’s lightly golden brown on top and the edges are deeper golden brown, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately run a knife around the edges to loosen the crust. Set aside to cool completely.
While the cookie part is cooling, start making 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 refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill and firm up.
While the cookie and caramel are cooling, prepare the chocolate. Melt the milk or dark chocolate slowly in a double boiler or over very low heat. If it seems very thick, add a tablespoon of shortening to thin it.
There are two ways how you can make the Twix Bars from here.
- First option for Homemade Twix Bars:
Pour chocolate evenly over the chilled caramel layer and spread to cover all of the caramel. Return to the fridge until the chocolate is well set. Cut into 2 x 2 squares to serve. It’s best to store these bars in the refrigerator.
- Second option for Homemade Twix Bars:
These bars can also be cut and dipped in chocolate to resemble the store bought Twix Bars. After the caramel layer has chilled firm, cut down the length of the pan, splitting the bars into two long, narrow bars. Then cut each long strip into “finger like bars”. Dip the chilled bars into melted chocolate and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let bars chill to set for several hours before serving.