It’s that time of the month again… Secret Recipe Club! This month I was assigned Andrea of Adventures in All Things Food. Haven’t heard of Secret Recipe Club? Interested in joining? Get all the details here.
When I was looking through Andrea’s blog I found quite a few tasty recipes.
Once I saw the recipe for homemade twix I thought that sounded like a fun idea. I have seen other homemade candy recipes floating around. Mounds, Butterfingers, Peanut Butter Cups, and Snickers are just a few.
But buttery crumbly cookie + homemade caramel + melted chocolate? Yes please.
The recipe is quick to put together and turns out looking very impressive. These cookies would make a thoughtful homemade Christmas present. And although Halloween has passed, keep these in mind for your parties next year!
The recipe is fabulous as is, but if you want to change things up a bit you could add some salt and vanilla to the crust. You could also add some salt to the caramel (it is really delicious!).
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp homemade vanilla
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp corn syrup
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
You will also need… 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1 tbsp shortening
To Make the Twix
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease your 9×13 pan.
- Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture.
- Once mostly combined stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the crumbs into your pan and press into an even layer.
- Bake about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Combine all the ingredients in a small heavy bottom pot.
- Bring the mixture to a soft boil over medium heat. Stir constantly.
- Once the mixture is boiling continue stirring for 5 more minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir the whole time!
- Once slightly cooled pour over the cookie layer and spread into 1 even layer.
- Allow to come to room temperature before pouring the chocolate layer on.
- In a microwaveable bowl combine the chocolate chips and shortening. In 15-30 second intervals microwave the mixture, then stir. Repeat this process until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate over the caramel layer and smooth into 1 even layer.
- Place the pan in the refrigerator and cool for about 1 hour, or until fully set up.
- Cut into bars and store in the fridge or freezer.