> hey what's for dinner mom?: Twix-Tacular Knock Off

3.25.2010

Twix-Tacular Knock Off

Last week for the water color class I offered to bring a "Twix" copycat bar. When asked "what is a Twix copycat bar, I think I answered "a chocolate caramel ultimate evilness that I am afraid to make and be alone with in my house" Yes a 9x13 pan of chocolate and caramel scare me, bears in the woods, yeah not so much.


I made these on a craft day in and around felting eggs. They are easy, fast, really good, and they look pretty. I only managed to bring one home for my husband...and there were only 9 of us in the class...see? I knew I needed someone to be watching how many I ate except they were all busy stuffing their faces too painting.


A blogger friend made these, well they looked so good I had to make them. Thanks Coleen, they were a hit.


Twix Copycat Bar--oven 350˚

shortbread base
1 cup cold butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
whirl these in a food processor
they will clump up a bit but won't make a "real" dough, that's OK
simply press the crumbles into a 9x13 pan
bake for 20-25 minutes

meanwhile make the caramel filling
in a heavy sauce pan over medium heat cook together:
3/4 cup of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
cook and stir, always stirring
until it boils
then reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes, keep stirring don't stop!
remove from heat until cookie base comes out
pour over hot cookie
chill in the fridge until firm
then melt together:
2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon butter
spread over the cooled base and caramel
sprinkle with sea salt


I think next time I make these (the Share Our Strength Food Bloggers Bake Sale) I will cook the caramel a bit longer, I felt it was too soft. Although they held up well in the warm painting class room I think a bit harder would make them perfect.

About the Share Our Strength Food Bloggers Bake Sale. It will be the 17th of April, I hope to have my location nailed down in the next 2 days. I am looking for a few crafty souls, maybe you own an etsy shop, or just like to sew, I would love to gather a few pretty aprons to sell at the bake sale booth. Any ideas? Want to donate? I am open to all ideas! I will also(hopefully) be adding a donate button to the sidebar soon so friends can donate from afar.


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and this is what my husband got after I took the picture-HA!

11 comments :

  1. I haven't had a twix in such a long time. Crunch caramel goodness! I need to try making these at home. Yum!!!

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  2. OMG, these look good! The kicker for me is the sea salt on the top. Oh how I love salted caramel ... that mixed with the chocolate = Diva Heaven!

    I don't think I could be left alone with these bars either.

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  3. That looks so good (and so dangerous to keep at home!)

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  4. he should consider himself lucky that he got that piece. ha! I would have eaten the entire thing.

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  5. Monica that's what I told him, he wasn't convinced! What ever, right?
    Carol-hence me making them when I knew I would be watched!!
    Diva, salty chocolate is THE way to go
    Jenn you will NOT regret these, make them to share though

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  6. Twix is one of my favorites and this looks soooo good. I'm not sure I could be trusted around it though. I always end up eating the most, and that is a very bad thing.

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  7. Mmmmmmm...homemade Twix....can't wait to make this one! I may need to wait until the hubby is out of town so I can eat it all!

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  8. I think I hate you a little bit. It's entirely possible that I'll be making these tomorrow. Twix are my weakness. I may make the caramel sans corn syrup though since that's the one thing in the ingredients that I don't have in the house. We'll see.... YUM.

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  9. Ohhhh Michelle don't be a hater-just make sure you SHARE them!!

    Suzy don't be alone with these things whoa!

    Diana you may want to not eat the whole thing, I'll be jealous!!

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  10. Hi Laura! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)

    I was reading through yours and once I saw the word "Twix," I knew chocolate had to follow. You've caught my undivided attention!

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