I have to admit, sometimes when I am searching the vast internet (especially pinterest) for recipes, I am always baffled when I see a recipe for homemade candy bars. (Excepting these fabulous Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, which are truly to DIE for). Aside from the a fore mentioned pbcups, why spend the time to make a homemade peppermint paddy/milky way/snickers/twix, when you can just pick one up from the store for 50 cents and then you don’t have to wash extra dishes, you know what I am saying here? Hershey seems to have pretty much mastered the art of candy bar making, was my thinking.
Was I ever wrong.
My eyes have been opened.
My friend Colette brought these FABULOUS Homemade Twix Bars to a Relief Society gathering we had a couple of weeks ago. People were swarming them, truly. I may or may not have secretly loaded a few onto my plate to bring home
and eat in my closet the next day share with my wonderful family. They are slightly salty with a wonderful layer of caramel and chocolate. They are not hard to make (don’t worry about spending hours hand dipping little homemade cookies into caramel and chocolate…this is not that kind of recipe). It’s an easy to make, crowd pleasing, run-an-extra-15-miles kind of recipe.
Let me show you how to make them happen!
Easy Homemade Twix Bars
Time: 15 minute prep + 40 minutes to cool and set
Yield: 1 (9×13) pan, cut them as large or small as you like
Recipe adapted from my sweet friend Colette Braithwaite
48 Club Crackers (about half a 13 ounce box)
1 C crushed graham crackers
3/4 C brown sugar
1/3 C white sugar
1/3 C milk
1/2 C butter
3 C milk chocolate chips (or 1 1/2 C milk chocolate chips & 1 1/2 C white chocolate chips)
1. Spay a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and grab a box of Club Crackers.
2. Lay 24 crackers over the bottom of the pan.
3. Into a gallon sized ziploc bag place about 10 whole graham crackers.
Close the bag securely and crush the crackers into fine crumbs.
Pour 1 cup of the crushed graham crackers into a medium-sized sauce pan.
4. Add 3/4 C brown sugar, 1/3 C white sugar, 1/3 C milk and 1/2 C butter.
5. Get it to the stove top and bring it to a boil over medium high heat. Allow it to boil fo 5 minutes while you stir constantly.
6. Carefully pour the hot caramel over the top of the crackers.
7. Gently place 24 more Club Crackers over the top of the caramel.
Press them into the caramel just a bit. Pop the pan into the fridge for at least 30 minutes so the caramel has the chance to set up a bit.
8. Place 3 cups milk chocolate chips (or 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips and 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips) in a bowl. Pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat heating the chips in 30 second intervals until they are smooth and melted.
9. Pour the chocolate over the top of the crackers.
Then smooth it out. Pop it back into the fridge for about 20 minutes to let the chocolate set up.
10. Cut them into bars before they are all the way set up. You don’t want to leave the pan in the fridge for too long, lest the caramel layer turns too hard.
Serve and enjoy!
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