Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Recipe Wednesday -- Twix Your Holiday Sharing

On my recent trip to South Dakota, daughter-in-law shared a recipe for a take on Twix candy bars.  There are other recipes on the internet that call for making your own shortbread (the base for Twix), but if you’re short on time this turned out pretty well.  This one calls or peanut butter added to the chocolate, but I think my next go round we’ll try them without the PB, maybe add half & half to the chocolate chips to keep them smooth and creamy for spreading/dipping, instead. 

Be forewarned, this recipe makes a LOT!  This is an excellent recipe for the Holidays for cookie exchanges and parties.   And since I love the tasty end results and am trying to cut back on sweets, my neighbors are lovin’ me on this batch…LOL
Homemade Twix the Shorter Way     
2 Rolls sugar cookie dough
1 bag caramels
1 can sweet condensed milk
1 stick butter
1 bag chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
Smash cookie dough into a jelly roll pan.  Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes and cool
Melt caramels with sweet condensed milk and butter and until caramels are smooth, stirring frequently.  Spread over baked cookie dough and refrigerate to chill.
Melt chocolate chips with peanut butter.  Spread over caramel.  You can also cut the caramel/cookie base into slices and dip in chocolate for a fancier appearance.
My changes:
I didn’t have a pan deep enough so used 2 9x13 glass baking dishes which required a longer baking time.  In the future, think 3 pans of this size would work better since the cookie base turned out a little thick.  Also, lining the pans with a quick release foil could make the finished product easier to get out of the pan and cut on a cutting board.
But all things considered, the end result put a smile on the face of all who sampled around here.  Thanks DIL for a great recipe to add to my store when I need a yummy that I for a large gathering. 

1 comment:

Jennifer Mathis said...

awww man I think i just felt my waist expand just from reading the recipe . hehehe wait a min Dec is a no calorie counting month Whoohoo Im making these :)