Sophisticated Twix Bars
What is one candy bar that you have missed since going free from? When our kids were little and not able to eat hardly any store bought food, we made virtually everything from scratch. I was determined to give our kids the same experience that other kids had with food, so they wouldn’t miss out on what they “couldn’t” eat. Often I would ask them what foods they saw others eating that they would like to try. There were no limits to what they would request. One of those items was a Twix™ candy bar. I fully agree that this is a candy bar that I miss the most too. Anything with chocolate and caramel is heaven from our perspective. We posted these bars on social media and so many people requested the recipe for these so we are excited to give it to you! You can live your best and delicious free from life, including Twix™!!
Can we just say that making food at home always tastes better anyways?! When we make food ourselves we get to choose what ingredients we use, what sweeteners, and we don’t use chemicals or preservatives. We feel much better when we get to make these choices ourselves.
These safe Twix™ are relatively easy to make, but take a few steps to get there. Don't let that deter you, they come together quickly and your taste buds will be thankful you made them. You can pack these when you go to the movies, head on vacation, eat at home, take them on the trail, put them in stockings or as gifts, and let the kids trade out their Halloween candy for these. The recipe is versatile and you can add anything you want to make them sophisticated Twix™ Bars. Head on over to grab our Rustic Scoop™ Pancake and Waffle Mix so you can make these!
Sophisticated Twix Bars
2 Cups Chocolate Chips
1 teaspoon Shortening or Coconut Oil
1 Cup Caramel
Optional add-ins: Pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas
Follow the directions and make the Rustic Scoop™ Shortbread Cookies. Determine the size and shape of your bars. If you would like traditional size and shape as Twix™ then cut your shortbread into long ½ inch wide and ¼ inch thick bars. If you go this route, this recipe will make a very large amount of bars. The beauty is that these cookies (and fully made bars) freeze very well. Then you can have these amazing bars for a long time to come.
If you would like to make larger “bars”, go for it! We have made these into squares and circles. Anything goes, there are no rules since we already color outside the typical food lines. ;) I would suggest if you would like to make sophisticated Twix bars that you make them bigger than the traditional size so you have room for your optional add-ins.
While your Rustic Scoop™ shortbread cookies are cooling, prepare your caramel. If you are using store bought caramel rectangles you will likely want to cut them in half and warm them just enough to be pliable. You can do this in your hand or VERY briefly in the microwave. Once your cookies are cool, shape your caramel to fit the size and shape of your cookies. You want your caramel to be about ⅛ inch thick, but if you like more we don’t blame you! Repeat until all of your cookies are covered with caramel. If you want sophisticated Twix bars, place your choice of add-ins on top of the caramel and gently press down so the add-in doesn’t fall off.
Next, microwave (or double boil) your chocolate chips and shortening or coconut oil. If you choose to microwave, do it in 30 second increments to be sure you don’t burn the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is smooth. Then prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle chocolate the size of your cookies, then place your cookies on top of the chocolate. Repeat until all of the cookies have a chocolate bottom. Now, drizzle chocolate on top of each cookie to cover them completely. Place in the refrigerator until the chocolate is firm. If you would like the perfect looking bars, feel free to trim the excess chocolate with a knife once fully cool. You can keep these in an airtight container or in the freeze if you don’t plan to eat them all right away. Enjoy!
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