Twix Bars

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September 29, 2021
Carole Jones
My poor, neglected children pointed out to me yesterday that it had been a very long time since I made homemade cookies or bars.  My mind quickly tried to prove them wrong as it raced back weeks at a time through recipe memories.  They were right.  It had been a very long time.
 
You would think that one of the benefits of having a mom who hosts a food blog would be endless sweets and treats.  Oh well.  Next week starts the madness of graduation cakes and cupcakes so there will be nothing but sweet confections coming out of my kitchen for a couple weeks.  They love hanging out to snatch up any spare cupcake, cake piece or frosting.
Homemade Twix Bars

These bars have been at the top of my list of recipes I wanted to try so I was excited to finally get the excuse to make them.  They were actually easier to make than I first anticipated and that is always a great thing!  The longest part is just waiting for each individual layer to cool, but feel free to use the fridge or freezer to help that process speed up.

Homemade Twix Bars

I added salt to the crust portion because I love the play of salty and sweet together.  My daughter wanted me to leave half of the bars without chocolate and instead, sprinkle on some sea salt over the caramel layer.  I told her she just created a new recipe for me to post another day. Act surprised please when you see her version in a “new” post in the weeks to come 🙂

 

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Twix Bars

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  • Yield: 20 bars 1x

Ingredients

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Crust

  • 1 C salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 2 C flour

Caramel

  • 2 1/2 C caramel squares (about 2 bags)
  • 3 Tb heavy cream

Chocolate

  • 2 C milk chocolate chips

Instructions

1.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees and spray a 9×13 pan lightly with nonstick spray.  In a large bowl, beat the butter until soft, then add the salt, vanilla and sugar.  Beat until smooth.  Add the flour and carefully combine.  Press mixture evenly across the bottom of the pan and bake for about 35 minutes until the edges begin to brown.  Set aside to cool completely.
2.  Melt the caramel squares and cream in a medium microwave safe bowl in the microwave.  Heat for 3 minutes on high, stopping to stir after each minute.  Spread the melted caramel over the cooled crust and place in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to allow the caramel to cool.
3.  In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for 2 minutes, stopping to stir after the first minute.  Spread evenly over the cooled caramel and return the pan to the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.  Cut into squares to serve.

  • Author: Carole

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg

 

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

38 comments

Melissa
9 years ago

These are in the fridge cooling as we speak. I didn’t read the pan size so they’re in a 9×9 pan. Kids won’t complain about a deep dish twix bar, i bet.

Carole
9 years ago

Deep dish version sounds like a great improvement to me Melissa 🙂

Michelle
9 years ago

Made these yesterday very good. We all loved them.

Carole
9 years ago

Awesome Michelle! Thanks for coming back to let me know

Teresa
9 years ago

Oh my I’m such a dingbat some days wrong recipe question about chocolate dipping but can the twin bars be frozen?

Carole
9 years ago

I’ve never frozen them before Teresa. I worry about what the chocolate will do. Let me know if you try it!

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Sherry
8 years ago

I was wondering how much caramels to put in, how many grams.

Carole
8 years ago

Hey Sherry! I don’t know how many grams that would be. Sorry! I had to use about a bag and a half of the pre wrapped caramel candies to get the 2 1/2 C

Lisa
8 years ago

Do you know what size bag of caramels you used and what brand?

Carole
8 years ago

Hey Lisa! Just the standard Kraft 11 oz bag

Amy
8 years ago

Oh.My.Goodness. I made these yesterday and they are fantastic! Big hit with the whole family!

Carole
8 years ago

I’m so happy your family enjoyed them as much can as mine 🙂

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