I love handing out candy on Halloween night. It's super fun seeing all the cute costumes. I feel like every year I see at least one Harry Potter. And that just warms my heart. Make no mistake, a big part of Halloween is all the candy! It's got me thinking about some of my personal favorite treats. I have a lot, trust me. But one favorite is Twix bars. Here's an easy (no-bake) way to make your own homemade version.Needed:
shortbread (any shape or brand you prefer)
one bag of soft caramels
one tablespoon milk or cream
one bag of mini chocolate chips
two tablespoons oil
First, cover a baking pan with wax paper and a light mist of nonstick cooking spray. Place the shortbread in the pan. Melt the caramels with the milk or cream over low/medium heat. Allow to cool slightly, then pour over the shortbread. I added a little coarse grain sea salt here, but that's just optional. 🙂 Let the caramel set until it has hardened (I let mine set overnight).
Cover a cutting board or work surface with wax paper and a light mist of nonstick cooking spray. Flip the bars out onto the wax paper. Cut into bars and trim off any excess caramel on the edges.
Melt the chocolate with the oil. I microwaved mine in a glass bowl on high for 30 seconds, stirred and repeated until the chocolate was fully melted (mine took about a minute and 30 seconds total).
Last, dip the bars in the chocolate and tap off the excess. Place on a cooling rack and allow the chocolate to set before eating. You can put the bars in the refrigerator to speed up the process.For trick or treating we all know that store-bought, individually wrapped candy is the way to go. But these homemade candy bars would be fun to serve at a party, take to the office or just leave in a giant jar on your kitchen counter (taunting you).
Warning: don't do that last suggestion. Trust me. Enjoy! xo. Emma
Credits// Author and Photos by: Emma Chapman