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Homemade Twix Bars Bars

Homemade Twix Bars are made with a shortbread crust, topped with a caramel layer, and then a chocolate layer for a delicious homemade treat. A delicious homemade cookie bars are a great treat for everyone to enjoy.
Course Cookie, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Twix Bar, How to make twix bars, twix bar recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerator Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 367kcal
Author Eileen Kelly

Equipment

Ingredients

Shortbread Base

Caramel Layer

  • 11 ounces soft caramel candies
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream

Chocolate Topping

Instructions

How to make the Shortbread Base

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line an 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the softened butter and granulated sugar.
  • Beat on low speed, then increase to medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the flour. Gently mix until all of the flour is incorporated in the butter mixture.
  • Pat the dough into the dish.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are starting to turn golden brown. Set aside, let cool.

How to make the Caramel Layer

  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat add the caramels and heavy cream.
  • Cook, stirring often, until melted, about 5 minutes
  • Pour over the shortbread base.
  • Place the caramel covered shortbread in the fridge to cool until hardened, about 1 hour.

How to make the Chocolate Layer

  • In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate and coconut oil.
  • Microwave on 30 second intervals until fully melted
  • Pour over the hardened caramel and top with flake sea salt, if using.
  • Place the bars back into the fridge to chill under the chocolate has fully hardened-- about 4-6 hours.
  • When the chocolate has fully hardened, slice the bars into your desired size and enjoy.

Notes

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
Freezer Instructions: The bars can be frozen in a single layer in a freezer safe bag up to 3 months. Defrost, overnight in the fridge. 
Tip for slicing the bars:
  • Run the knife under warm water and dry the knife to ensure fast clean slices.
  • Be sure to check Expert Tips and FAQs above with important tips and questions that can help make a delicious recipe. 
  • I’m not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg