This Homemade Twix Bars recipe brings your favorite candy bar home to your kitchen. A buttery shortbread cookie base with caramel and chocolate, better than the original!
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Grocery stores are an evil place to visit when you’re hungry. From the scent of bread baking in the bakery to the rows of convenience food, it’s never a good idea to grocery shop on an empty stomach.
But, even knowing this, nine out of ten times I wander into the grocery store hungry. And then I wander out with ten times the amount of food I went in for! It’s ridiculous really, and it’s my own fault. I have no one to blame but myself. My husband and I always joke because I’ll come home with hundreds of dollars worth of groceries, and yet we still tend to order out on shopping days. It’s like buying all the food is exhausting enough, who want to cook it too?
Back to the shopping though, I will say those tricky managers know what they are doing when they put those candy bars in the checkout aisle. Just when you make it around the store, maybe you did REALLY well avoiding any kind of cravings, when BOOM.
There are all your favorite candies begging to be purchased. 10 for $5 is the sleaziest trick in the book too! I hate you, and your stupid deals, Mr. Grocery Man. You make me fall prey to your dumb trap!
Earlier this year I made some delicious Twix Cookies. They are always a hit at bake sales and family parties! So I knew making my favorite Homemade Twix Bars would be easy! And sure enough, these bars were a hit too!
As a food enthusiast, I find it my job to re-create some of my favorite treats. You may remember these Pay Day Truffles!? So delicious!
How to make Homemade Twix:
- Start by making your shortbread cookie dough base. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar for several minutes until well blended. Add in flour, salt, and vanilla. Beat for 2-3 minutes until dough starts to form a ball.
- Press dough into a 9-inch-square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake for 21-25 minutes in a 350 degree F oven, until edges become lightly browned. Remove and cool completely.
- While shortbread base is cooling, add caramel bits and whipping cream to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat again for an additional 15-30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour over cooled (or mostly cooled) shortbread. Spread evenly.
- Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for one minute. Stir and heat an additional 30 seconds. Frost the top of the caramel and allow to set (about 30 minutes). Cut into bars and enjoy.
If you love copycat recipes, here are a few of my favorites:
- I know it’s a savory dish, but this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup is spot on! My family LOVES this recipe!
- Ever pick up one of those Salted Nut Rolls from the grocery store? So delicious, I had to make my own recipe!
- If you’re a fan of Andes Mints, this copycat version from Big Bear’s Wife is going to be your new favorite recipe. Quick, easy and quite possibly better than the store-bought version!
- Peppermint filling wrapped in sweet chocolate; this Peppermint Patty recipe is easier than you ever realized. Skip the store bought candies and make your own! Shape them like footballs for a game day treat!
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Homemade Twix Bar recipe and video tutorial:
*Today’s recipe for Homemade Twix Bars was originally published on Shugary Sweets on November 16, 2015 and has been republished in June 2018.