Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Warning: incredibly non-diet. Free-day food only. (or whatever for those of us that never really follow a diet...)

I made these last week altering a few recipes to make my own. They are super yummy. Do not eat right out of refrigerator, or your dental work will hate you. I wish I had a picture, but we ate them before I remembered...

Homemade Twix Bars
Cookie layer:
  •  1 stick (4 ounces) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  1 cup flour
Caramel layer:

    * ¼ cup butter
    * ½ cup white sugar
    * ½ cup brown sugar
    * ½ cup light Karo syrup
    * ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

Chocolate layer:
  •   1-2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300ยบ. Line 8 x 8 inch pan with nonstick foil or greased regular foil.

Cookie layer: Beat together 1 stick butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Add the flour. Press evenly into pan...you may need to flour your fingers to prevent sticking. Prick crust with fork. Bake 35-45 minutes till crust is golden.

Immediately after removing crust from oven, run knife around edges to loosen crust. Cool completely so the crust is firm enough to support the caramel layer.

Caramel layer: combine ¼ cup butter, white sugar, brown sugar, karo syrup, and sweetened condensed milk in microwave safe large dish. Cook on high in microwave 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes. Stir and pour into cookie layer.

Chocolate layer: Let caramel cool about 5 minutes. (This creates a semi-firm layer for the chocolate chips to land on, but don't cool too long or the chocolate chips won't melt). Pour chocolate chips over  slightly cooled caramel and let melt. When melted (about 5 minutes), spread to edges. Chill till chocolate is well set. Cut into strips to serve. Store covered in refrigerator, but remove a few minutes before serving or your dental work will remove with it.

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