When it comes to candy, Twix bars are pretty high on the list of loot we’re unwilling to share. But given how simple it is to make a homemade version, there’s no need to be greedy—it’s easy to create enough to go around. Check out the recipe below (and the accompanying video above) to find out how.
- 9 shortbread cookies
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup half and half
- .5 cup light brown sugar
- .5 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces milk chocolate chips
- Pinch of salt
Arrange cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 2-inches apart.
Make the Caramel
Combine the butter, sugar, half and half, and a pinch of salt in a small pot over medium heat. Stir constantly with a heat-proof rubber spatula until butter is melted and caramel is beginning to thicken, about 5–7 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and cook for another minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place ¾ of the chocolate in a bowl and microwave in 15 second intervals until melted. Then remove and slowly add in the reserved chocolate, mixing constantly.
Spoon caramel sauce over shortbread and refrigerate 5–10 minutes, until caramel is set. Spoon chocolate on top of caramel covered cookies, and place in freezer to harden, another 5–10 minutes. Serve cold.