Tuesday, September 15, 2009

homemade twix bars...




Crust:
1 ¼ c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter; room temp

Caramel:
½ c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
½ c. sweetened condensed milk

Crumble crust ingredients together. Pack into 9x9 inch pan that has been sprayed, lined with foil and sprayed again. Bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Combine caramel ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly as it burns easily. Remove from heat. Stir with spoon slowly until it shows signs of thickening. Pour over crust and let cool a little.

Top layer:
Melt approximately 1-2 c. chocolate chips with 1 tsp shortening over low heat or in the microwave. Pour over caramel layer and spread carefully. Chill. Cut into bars.
In the world of treats...my world of treats...there is nothing better than chocolate and caramel. Add a cookie crust and this girl is in HEAVEN!
This bad boys did not disappoint. They are relatively quick and easy to put together. The only thing that takes extra attention is cooking the caramel. It will scorch if you stop stirring it during the cooking process.
Next time I will make them with milk chocolate. Yes, there will definitely be a next time.
recipe from A Cup of Sugar

13 comments:

diane said...

Simply amazing. I think I still have some hiding in the freezer...unless someone found them.

Annie Miller said...

I'm pretty much super excited about this one!

alison said...

deadly, they look deadly

Jennie said...

ooooooh! those look so yummy!

oneordinaryday said...

Yum. I love twix bars!

Lindz said...

I want a recipe for the peanut butter version!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Oh yummy! These bars look fantastic!

SavvyGirl said...

ummm, you are killing me (wink wink)! One of my downfall's are the mini twix bars at Halloween -- how scary that I can now make them. I will try them soon.

MOMMASSOAPBOX said...

yummmmmmm

Carrian said...

YUM!!! I so have to try thses!!

Susie said...

So delicious! I've made these twice now. Thanks for sharing.

Heather (wife to Dave, mom to Jenna and Adam) said...

So stinkin' delicious! the cookie crust was a little too dry on mine: i think next time i'll start with a little less flour or more butter, but i WILL be making them again!

Dollie said...

My love and I made these yesterday, did not turn out that great, but we are determined to make them again :) I do have two questions on the chocolate part though: What's the best way to do it? And is the chocolate supposed to be super hard?
Thanks so much for this recipe :)