Homemade Twix Bars
These Homemade Twix Bars are loaded with shortbread, caramel, and chocolate, just like the original. They’re rich, chocolaty, and so delicious.
These homemade Twix bars taste just like the original! So yummy!
A nice gooey caramel with a crumbly shortbread, dipped into a sweet and tasty chocolate will have you reaching for these not the candy bowl!
We love Twix. It’s one of our favorite candy bars, in fact. We never buy them anymore, though. That’s because we make our own, and they’re even better than the storebought version.
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It uses simple ingredients.
- It only takes about an hour to make.
- It’s the best version of Twix you’ll EVER eat.
Every ingredient used in this recipe is a simple pantry staple. You probably have most if not all of them in your kitchen right now, and anything you don’t have is at your local grocery store. Be sure to take a look at the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact quantities.
- Butter, softened
- Light brown sugar
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Corn syrup
- Chocolate almond bark
🔪 How to Make Homemade Twix Bars
Although every part of this recipe is homemade, it’s so much easier to make than you might think. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
Step 2: Make the Shortbread
Combine the flour and sugar in a medium bowl. Then, add chunks of butter and cut it into the mixture with a fork or pastry cutter until crumbly.
Step 3: Bake
Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Make the Caramel
Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Then, add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring continuously. Then, remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring for 2 more minutes or until thick.
Step 5: Make the Bars
Pour the caramel over the cooled shortbread in the pan. Let cool until the caramel is firm. Then cut into 2-inch strips about the size of a Twix bar.
Step 6: Melt the Almond Bark
Combine the almond bark and oil in a microwaveable bowl and melt at 10-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted and smooth.
Step 7: Coat the Cookie Caramel Bars
Place parchment paper on a flat tray. Then, dip the cookie caramel bars into the melted almond bark using two forks. Place a bar on a fork and dip it into the chocolate mixture, then use the other fork to spread chocolate over the top of the bar. Place the coated bar on the tray and continue with the remaining bars.
Step 8: Chill
Place the tray of bars in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to harden and enjoy.
- Chocolate – Make fun variations by using white almond bark or milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate mixed with oil for the coating.
- Shortbread – You can make a sugar cookie base for a different flavor.
- Caramel – Use storebought caramel to save time if you like.
If these homemade Twix bars are your bag, then you’ll love our copycat Crumbl Twix cookies.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 9×9 pan
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowl
- Microwaveable bowl
Store at room temperature for 4 to 5 days in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place. You can refrigerate them for up to a week in an air-tight container. For longer storage, freeze them for up to a month in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.
- Press the shortbread mixture firmly into the pan before baking so it becomes a bar.
- When cutting the butter into the shortbread mixture, be sure it’s as cold as possible for the best results.
- Stir continuously while making the caramel to prevent sticking and scorching.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
They taste very similar to Twix. I say similar because they’re richer and actually better tasting than Twix.
No. Both are similar, but sugar cookies are lighter. Shortbread, on the other hand, is denser and more rustic.
This usually happens if you didn’t compact the mixture before baking it. Really press it into the bottom of the pan so it forms a solid layer rather than a crumbly mass.
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Homemade Twix Bars
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- 9×9 pan
- parchment paper
- Mixing Bowl
- Microwaveable Bowl
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 2/3 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 24 ounces chocolate almond bark
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium size bowl combine flour and sugar. cut the butter into chunks and spread all around the bowl, using a fork mix and mash all the butter chunks into the mixture until it’s all crumbly.
- Then press mixture down into the pan and bake for about 20 minutes.
- While you are waiting go ahead and make the caramel. In a medium sauce pan add the butter, melt and then add the brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Stir and bring to a boil and cook for 3-4 minutes, remove from heat and continue stirring for 2 minutes or until it’s thick.
- Pour over the cooled shortbread and then let it set to cool until caramel is firm or to speed up process pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Once firm cut into 2 inch strips, almost the size of a mini twix bar.
- Mix the chocolate almond bark and oil into a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 10 seconds.
- On a flat tray place parchment paper down.
- With two forks, place one bar on top of the fork and dip and use the other fork to pour chocolate on the top and sides. Scrap the bottom of the fork/ bar with the other fork or side of bowl. Place onto parchment paper. Repeat until all done.