Does anyone else stop short before throwing a candy bar into their cart at the grocery store, or is it just us? Having a sweet tooth is a serious affliction, but even we have to admit not really knowing what goes into popular candy bars makes us think twice about our chocolate purchases. But the thing is, sometime those cravings for sweets persist. That’s why we figured we’d try our hand at making our own chocolate bars: Twix, to be exact. Feel free to get the whole family involved on this one, because these babies are easy to make and delicious, and we guarantee you’ll love them!
No-Bake Twix Bars
Yields 2-3 dozen
- 2-3 packages (15 oz. total) shortbread cookies (Walker’s)
- 1 (12 oz.) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (or your preference)
- 1 (15 oz.) bag caramel melts
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, optional
- Line 1-2 baking dishes with parchment paper. (Size of baking dish doesn’t matter.)
- Lightly spray parchment paper with non-stick spray and line your baking dish with shortbread cookies.
- Place caramel candies and heavy cream in a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until caramels are completely melted.
- In an even layer, pour caramel over the shortbread cookies. If using, sprinkle sea salt over the top.
- Let cool and harden completely.
- Place another piece of parchment paper over a hard surface and spray it lightly with non-stick spray.
- Turn cookies out onto paper and cut into individual candy bars, and set up a drying rack over a piece of parchment paper or foil.
- Place chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl and, again, microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.
- Dip cookies completely in chocolate and lightly shake off excess. Transfer to drying rack to set. Continue with remaining cookies. To speed up process, place chocolate bars in the refrigerator.
Recipe adapted from A Beautiful Mess