Homemade “Twix” Bars

I can’t quite explain it, but I receive the utmost joy and feel a sense of triumph after making a popular item “homemade”. Do you ever feel the same feeling I experience? Lately, I have been seeing a plethora of homemade girl scout cookies, peanut butter cups and more of the like. I am intrigued by these recipes, but it wasn’t until I saw a recipe on Annie’s Eats, an amazing food blog, for Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars (aka very similar to the ever popular Twix bars) that I felt truly compelled to make this homemade rendition. Although these look similar to the esteemed Twix, the flavors are a little bit different as a result of the addition of salt and the substitution for dark chocolate. However, these modifications were the tipping point for my decision to make this recipe!

Step 1: Make Dough and Press
Into Dish and Bake

Step 2: Melt Caramels (I used this step from this recipe)
and Layer On Top of Cooled Crust

Step 3: Melt Chocolate and Layer On Top

Step 4: Let Cool, Sprinkle Salt On Top and Eat

Even though mine didn’t turn out as perfectly as Annie’s, I still experienced a great sense of satisfaction after making these. Plus, this recipe was very simple and one that will be repeated again and again! And, if you want to go the more traditional route of a “Twix” – just use milk chocolate and omit the salt.



25 thoughts on “Homemade “Twix” Bars

  1. This sounds perfect! Twix are a guilty pleasure of mine, and I’m pretty certain that the home-made version would only have half the guilt associated with them! Thanks for posting.

  2. Melissa says:

    I totally know what you mean about that gratification of a homemade good! (I made homemade Cheez-its a couple weeks back. Heaven, I tell you!)
    These look fantastic. Totally trying them out.

  3. That’s so creative!!! OMG Twix bars are one of my favourite candies!! It would be so bad if I made this because I know I have really poor self-restrain! nom nom nom nom nom

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