Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homemade Twix Bars

One of my favorite candy bars is Twix so when I came across a recipe for a homemade Twix bar, I knew that I needed to try it.  I love how yummy and easy they are to make.  I made them for a party I had last night and everyone loved them.  

 Homemade Twix Bars

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
10 ounces caramels, unwrapped (about 35-ish caramels)
1 tablespoon, plus 1 1/2 teaspoon heavy cram
8 ounces milk chocolate
1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening, optional

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line an 8x8 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. 

Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla.  Add the flour.  Press evenly into the pan. You may need to flour your fingers to prevent them from sticking too much.  Prick crust with fork and bake for 35 - 45 minutes until crust is golden.

Immediately after taking crust out of oven, run knife around edges to loosen crust.  Cool completely. 

After the crust is cooled, melt caramel and cream gently in microwave of in a saucepan over low heat until smooth.  Pour over cooled crust and chill for 30 minutes. 

Melt chocolate in microwave or double boiler over low heat.  If your chocolate is too thick to pour, add shortening or oil.  Pour over chilled caramel and spread to edges.  Chill till chocolate is well set.  

Cut into squares to serve.  Store covered in fridge, but remove a few minutes before serving or eating. 

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