Homemade Twix Bars

The best homemade twix bars!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.How to make twix bars!

Here’s the process. 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.Homemade twix 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

Homemade Twix Bars

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Let the caramel set until it has hardened (I let mine set overnight).
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.

Credits// Author and Photos by: Emma Chapman

  • Made these this weekend and what a mess. I was going to take pictures but they ended up being a gooey mess. These “bars” were delicious and easy to make, but the caramel melted all over the place. I ended up just putting the chocolate on top, freezing them, and then cutting them into strips. Then they melted all over the plate over the course of the night. What was your trick?

  • This really worked well -I used a tin of condensed milk boiled down to make the toffee bit as I had no sweets and still good. Thanks for the idea xx

  • I made these for an office party this week and they were a huge hit with the guys and the girls. Thanks ABM.

  • Hi Emma!

    These look SO good. I want to make a lot of holiday treats this year ahead of time! How do you think these would freeze? Worth a shot or do you think freezing would totally ruin the flavor?

    Best 🙂

    Kyla

  • these look SO easy! totally trying them sometime!

    xo,
    rn
    www.rachelnicoleblog.com

  • I made these the other day! The only qualm I have is that the caramel ended up being quite chewy. There was no biting into these bar. Definitely had to cut them with a knife. The taste was fantastic though! I’ll certainly be making these again but I’ll either use a homemade caramel or try adding more cream when melting down the candies. Thanks for the recipe!

  • It looks really good ! But i will be curious to eat it because in my memory Uk shortbreads are really fats (i’m French, i don’t know really well that kind of biscuits). Thank you for sharing all you share !

  • Love this idea!! Tonight was my first night reading comments on this and the Studio post. I just have to say, thank you for being strong enough to do what you do. Reading some of the comments I am hurt that people feel the need to post negatively. Your tag clearly said Halfway HomeMade. You provide a fair amount of posts that range in cooking and decor skills. I am not an expert in the kitchen and a total novice in the decor area, but your posts give me hope that there are things that I CAN DO and that as I delve in, I will gain more skills to tackle ones that require more work. Xoxo!

  • I love Twix, because I am obsessed with caramel! I will try this in the near future for sure. Thx for sharing this great idea.

  • Yum!! I think I’ll make these guys for our Halloween party next weekend!

  • These look SO yummy! I’d love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-12/

  • please stop.. ok no.
    Love chocolate, looks awesome!!!

    xo from Costa Rica

  • I tried to make these last night and found that the caramel wouldn’t stick to the cookie once it hardened. Once I tried to cute them apart all of the shortbread came off!!
    Any suggestions? The ones that I salvaged were delicious though!

  • These look amazing! Also so much nicer giving homemade candy than store bought =)

  • Thanks for this recipe and inspiration Emma! I love Twix but had never thought of making my own. They look so tempting, and I’m excited to try to make my own:) Annie x

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  • I don’t really understand the point of this recipe. It’s really reaching to call it homemade. You’re using store bought ingredients to make something you can buy at the store for a lot less money. Maybe if the ingredients were better quality or if you made the shortbread or caramel yourself it would be a lot better. This just seems like a waste of time and money.

  • Oh YUM! This is so good! I will definitely try this. Sweets for Halloween!

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  • I didn’t know it was possible, but you’ve made me love you even more! Love Twix! Didn’t realize it was this simple to make.

  • Shortbread + caramel + chocolate = heaven! The homemade version looks amazing. I want to make some this weekend 🙂

    M.

  • These look so delicious! Will have to try and make them some time!

    Hollie xo
    http://MeowHollie.blogspot.co.uk

  • They look really tasty! And great shoots by the way! Love it.. 🙂 xxx

    Regards,
    Katty

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  • OH MY GOSH these look amazing!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

  • Oh gosh, those sound amazing. Love twix bars!! And homemade anything is always better. Except ketchup and ranch, lol.

  • This looks delicious. I love the homemade element, packaged things can be so unhealthy!

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  • These look so legit! And not so hard to do. Perfect for halloween parties!

    Naomi
    LOST+FOUND

  • When allowing the caramel to set is it recommended to leave them out to cool slowly, or put them in the refrigerator to help cool them down more making the caramel set harder?

  • these look so yummy! my mouth is watering!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  • so easy and delicious, wow.

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  • You guys think of everything! Every single recipe on this blog always looks amazing!

    Hilary x thehealthycollective.com

  • Agreed Jenn! A list of ingredients and then a list of steps with accompanying pictures, right before or after the step, would make it so much easier. I don’t even bother with these recipes anymore because they make no sense half of the time.

  • MUST try this! My absolute favorite candy bar is Twix, love the simplicity of it!
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  • Cool idea, I love making homemade caramel 🙂

    Carina http://www.carstina.com/

  • OMG! These look amazing and super easy to do!! Cant wait to try these!!

    Lulu xx

    www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • Ah, these look so delicious!!!! I love twix 😀

    Jamie
    http://thegrowingupdiaries.blogspot.com/

  • I NEED THOSE BARS IN MY BELLY! 😉 Thank you for the recipe!! We don’t celebrate Halloween here (sad face) but I will find any other excuse!
    🙂
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

  • ohh they look so yummy! great job!
    (: Anna

    http://a-dash-of-anna.blogspot.co.at/

  • Ooooh! These look delicious! Twice are one of my favorites too!

    xo Lisa | Making Life’s Lemons

  • What a simple recipe! YUM! Perfect for a holiday party! 🙂

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  • Love those premade shortbreads, they look just like the real thing.

  • I LOVE TWIX!! Will definitely be trying this! Thanks Emma!
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  • Wow, these look so great! I bet they taste just like Twix. What a wonderful idea!

  • These look and sound amazing. I’m going to have to try and figure out a gluten free version!

  • OMG OMG OMG …i think i might pass out!!!
    Twix is my go to candy every time / every place. I can’t even being to express how thankful i am that you posted this. NEVER in my wildest dreams did i think this could be so simple. Can NOT wait to try this at home!!!!

  • Yummy in my tummy! They look sooo good! I’m definitely going to try this very soon! Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe!
    xo from Germany! 🙂

  • Whoa. I am amazed. These look great. I don’t know why we think we can’t make candy bars at home. Clearly, we can. Gotta go pin this one! 🙂

  • Seeing the costumes while handing out candy is the best! Last year, my favorite costume was a little girl who was dressed up as Little Red Ridinghood and her German Shepherd had grandma’s nightgown and nightcap on!

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  • These are amazing! How do you come up with these recipes all on your own? Magical.

  • I wish you guys had step by step pictures with your recipes or at least a couple steps. It gets a little confusing having all the steps in one blob.

  • Normally I´m not really into sweets but Twix (which has the name Raider in the past here in Germany) I like always to eat! How good that I have now a recipe to make them by myself, thanks a lot www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

  • Me and my partner in our law class are failing because of you.
    We spend our entire class on your blog and we can’t stop! It’s TOO ADDICTING.
    Koodoos to you. But bad on us. 🙁
    -Whit

  • These look absolutely delicious!!!
    xx

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  • Twix is the only chocolate bar I like, and this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try them out!

  • Twix are my favorites! These seem so delicious (even ore delicious than the ones you can buy !) I really have to try them out, thanks for the recipe 🙂
    Greetings from Germany, Elisa

  • These look soooo good! Hey I see Sephora on line is giving away your cool ABM app! How cool is that? Yay!

  • These look amazing! Definitely risky to keep them in the house, but it might be worth it!

    -Laura
    www.thefoxtrails.com

  • OMG, these bars look so delicious and mouth-watering. I almost would like to make them right now. But it’s late and shops are closed. So I have to wait until tomorrow. But I assure you that I will try this recipe. It doesn’t seem too difficult. So thanks for the inspiration. But like you I’m not going to give them away at Halloween but share them with my family.

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