My Unruly Version of Homemade Twix Candy Bars

All-time favorite candy bar – GO! 

Okay, my turn.

I love Twix.  I mean I really love Twix.  Good thing for me, because I found an awesome recipe to make them myself! 

And They Cooked Happily Ever After is a new foodie blog that I recently started following.  “They” are newly weds who blog about their cooking experiences as a married couple.  Cute, right?  I say so.

I stumbled onto their website via Pinterest where I found the homemade Twix candy bar recipe.  I was stalking them in no time.  They share some incredible recipes on their blog.  Here is the Homemade Twix Candy Bar recipe from their website.  GO check them out.

For now, I want to share my version of their homemade Twix recipe.

So…with that said…let’s dive in.

If you have been a diligent follower of mine, you would know that I don’t tend to stick to recipes.  I blame the deviation on poor planning skills.  That, and I tend to jump into a new recipe at the last minute.

I made a smaller batch than what they made.  And like I said, I did my own thang!  Below are the ingredients I used.  Let’s make some Twix bars!

1pkg of Short Bread
20 pieces of Kraft Caramels
6oz of semi-sweet chocolates
1-2 tsp heavy whipping cream

I lined the Short Bread up side by side on a wax-lined baking pan.  (Note to self: use parchment next time)  I used their directions to melt the caramel in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly.  Once melted, I carefully poured the caramel over the Short Bread, fully covering them.

Next, the caramel needs to set.  I put them outside (it was super cold outside!) for about 5 minutes, then followed up with some time in the fridge.

Since my attention span is divided by 5, I didn’t get to finish the candy bar til noon the next day.  Tragic, huh?  I had to wait to eat this!

Anyway, I trimmed some of the caramel that ran over the edge of the Short Bread to attempt a neater look.  I was going to cut them up into single pieces but the caramel was thick and sticky and irritating.  I left it as is, out of frustration, which is the cause of their unruly appearance.  

Using a glass measuring cup, I took 4 ounces of chocolate (one box) and melted it in the microwave in 15-20 second increments.  Stirred in between.  I poured the chocolate, smoothing it over the caramel.  Then I let it sit and harden for about an hour on the counter top.  

I flipped the entire bar over onto a cutting board, cookie side up.  Melted another 2 ounces of chocolate in the microwave.  Poured the chocolate over the cookie side of the bar and smoothed over with a chop stick.  Totally not kidding.

This side should have a thinner coat of chocolate.

You can enjoy these once the chocolate has set.  I cut mine in strips, doing my best to guess-timate where the Short Bread breaks were.  On a few of them, I cut them into small squares for littler mouths to eat.  

So Good!
Have you tried making your own candy bars at home?  Please share!

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