Homemade Twix

 

I’m not a big candy bar eatin’ person, but there is something about Twix that I love. It really is pretty simple when you break it down: shortbread, caramel and chocolate. That’s it. I also added chopped pecans and salt to a few. Yum.

Homemade Twix

Ingredients:

SHORTBREAD

1 cup of flour

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 stick plus 3 tbs unsalted butter (11 tbs)

2 tbs granulated sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp butter extract

CARAMEL SAUCE

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

1/2 tbs light corn syrup

2 tbs room temp water

1/4 cup of heavy cream, warm

2 tbs unsalted butter

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

CHOCOLATE

1 cup chocolate, broken up into chunks (I used 56%)

2 tbs butter

1 tbs heavy cream (plus up to 2 tbs more, if needed)

1 tbs light corn syrup

In a bowl, add the flour, powdered sugar and the salt, whisk until well combined. In a stand mixer cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar slowly, then the extracts, beating until well combined. Add the flour mixture, about 1/4 a cup at a time, and beat as little as possible until your dough is combined and the butter is mixed through. You can also finish by squishing with your hands to make sure the butter is well incorporated. Your dough will look like course meal.

hmt-crust-in-kaPlace the dough on a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log about 10 inches long. Wrap the plastic wrap around your log and CHILL FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS.

Super important that your dough is cold before cooking, I’ll talk about this over and over, but it’s so true. Cold dough cooks better.

Once the shortbread is cooled, cut off about 1 inch circles

hmt-s-circlesand mold into little logs, about 3 inches long and the width of a finger,

hmt-sfand then make a well down the length of the shortbread finger.

hmt-sf-wellThis recipe should make about 24. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

hmt-poHeat the oven to 300. Bake for about 8-12 minutes or until the shortbread starts to brown along the very bottom edge.

hmt-ooCaramel sauce. This can be scary if you’ve never made it, but it’s pretty simple. put the sugar, corn syrup and water in a sauce pan and stir over high heat until everything is well combined and the sugar starts to boil (use a wooden spoon of a spatula that is very heat resistant, cheap plastic will melt). Stop stirring completely and allow to boil undisturbed. Watch until the caramel turns amber, then remove from the heat and add the warm cream slowly (you can heat it in the microwave or on the stove) while stirring. Then add the butter and the vanilla and stir until smooth.

Once the cookies are cool, spoon the caramel sauce along the well

hmt-caramel-filland place on a wire rack over parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate, corn syrup, 1 tbs cream, and butter

ccp-chocolate-ingredients-premeltand microwave for 20 seconds, stir and repeat until smooth and creamy. You can add more cream if the chocolate is not smooth enough to pour. Spoon the chocolate sauce over the cookie and allow to drip over the sides.

hmt-chocolate-pourAllow the chocolate to cool before serving.

 

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10 Responses to Homemade Twix

  1. Jorie June 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    You rock the casbah! I can’t believe you made homemade Twix. Great post.

  2. Lindsey@Lindselicious June 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Genius! Those homemade twix are the perfect size… To convince youself you had more 3 and it was ok- cause they are small! LOL

  3. chinmayie @ love food eat June 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    That looks soooo YUM!

  4. Tina@flourtrader June 23, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    I will need to make these but I first must find a hiding place for them. These sinful little 3 layer temptations will require special storing if I want to have some to eat another day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sasha June 23, 2011 at 2:40 am #

    These look soooo gooooodddd, twix are like my Achilles heel in the candy bar world and these make a nice change to the bar cookie version ive seen lots of. I am yet to try making them at home as i think it would be horrendously dangerous for me to possess the power of being able to make them at my whim but if i ever cave in this will be the recipe i try! :)

  6. Carolyn June 23, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    Saw these on Foodgawker and already saved to my favourites. Yummy!

  7. Michelle June 23, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Jax – these are GORGEOUS! I’m making them. Oh wait. I’m on a diet. I’m looking at them and talking about them and obsessing over them….

    Michelle
    http://michellesdinnerbell.blogspot.com/

  8. Suzanne June 23, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Those look really nice, I think I might have a go at making some peanut butter ones as I’ve missed them a lot since I moved to England.

    • Jaxie June 23, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      Peanut butter sounds fantastic with theses! If you do, let me know how it goes =)

  9. Mama's Gotta Bake June 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Very creative! They look amazing, I bet they tasted real good too!

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