Homemade Twix Bars

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!

Homemade Twix Bars: these copycat candy bars are even better than the original. Make the recipe and try them for yourself today!

Homemade Twix Bars: these copycat candy bars are even better than the original. Make the recipe and try them for yourself today!
Homemade Twix Bars: these copycat candy bars are even better than the original. Make the recipe and try them for yourself today!

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Yield: 32 bars

Homemade Twix Bars

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Homemade Twix Bars bring the candy bar home to your kitchen. A buttery shortbread cookie base with caramel and chocolate, better than the original!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (11 ounce) package Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 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.
  3. Press dough into a 9-inch-square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Bake for 21-25 minutes, until edges become lightly browned. Remove and cool completely.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. It may be easier to refrigerate the bars and cut while slightly firm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on June 20, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. I had trouble with the shortbread adhering to the caramel. It completely separated. I tried the advise given above. They were delicious though.

  2. Hi I was wondering if I could use almond flour instead? Or will it make it more crumbly And not a cookie texture? Thank you!

  3. I love anything with caramel so Twix is right up there for sure on my list! I find if I don’t shop when I’m hungry, nothing looks good and I come home with things like gallon jugs of white vinegar and the super size packages of toilet paper or paper towel! All handy but not quite food items either!

    I used to love Skittles as well but have to admit, I kind of got over that one with the “Skittles Pox” commercial. Disgusting! That commercial ruined me on the candy and they never seem to stop playing it! Meanwhile, I get my fix on Starburst instead.

  4. These look amazing! I read a quote once that said only eat junk food that you’ve made yourself. I don’t think that person knew quite the amount of junk food I was capable of making 🙂 Thanks for adding another treat to the list!

  5. I have never tried millionaire shortbread, but will make this recipe because it has “twix” in the name. 🙂
    Sounds like something everyone would like! Thanks so much for posting Aimee!!

  6. These are just millionaires shortbread nothing new it’s a old recipe, I have been making it for years

    1. That must mean you like them! Not everyone has tried them, or has a recipe, so I’m just helping out here!

  7. What are caramel bits? Can u find the where the chocolate chips are? Or is it little caramels individually wrapped in plastic? Thanks

    1. Yes, they are made by Kraft and found in the baking aisle. You could use regular caramels too, or order on amazon! http://amzn.to/2fxsJMY

  8. These were perfect! I live on the edge of the Amazon rainforest and had a group of Americans over for Thanksgiving. I decided to try this recipe for a dessert since all of us miss decadent American candy bars. Everyone loved them.

  9. I tried these last night.  I doubled the recipe and spread them in a full sized cookie sheet.  My only complaint is that the crust layer seems way too flaky and either breaks apart or completely separates from the other two layers.  What can I do to fix that?  Otherwise, delish!!  THANKS!!

    1. Try to underbake them a little next time, and add the caramel layer to the warm cookie. That should help 🙂

  10. Those candy bars, magazine, and specials at the front of the store always get me.  And I always come out with too many extras in my cart, even if I’m not hungry.  Love these fun little homemade bars!!!  That gooey caramel is my favorite!

  11. Ooh these look so acrummy. I live Twix bars but everything tastes better homemade. Will make these over Christmas but will have to have a practice run first ???? Sammie.

  12. I, too, am guilty of shopping on an empty stomach. It happens ALL THE TIME. I’m a sucker for the buffalo wings and the prepared, bake it at home pizzas the store carries. It’s always just so easy to buy the prepared, super savory foods and just pig out after an arduous shopping trip 🙂 BTW, Love these bars! 

  13. When it comes to desserts, I actually think I have pretty good self-control. Unless it’s 1) Kit Kats or 2) Twix. You are killing me here! I cannot wait to try these. Maybe this is why corsets are making such a huge comeback. It’s true. Just read it in the paper yesterday. 4 inches off my waist. Yes please. I could eat this whole batch. I keep raiding my kids Halloween bags for Twix. 

  14. Oh, my. I actually a huge fan of shopping hungry. I know it sounds weird, but I get more inspired when I’m starving! 🙂
    I love Twix bars with a huge passion, so these look so perfect!

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