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Better than Twix Bars

Homemade Twix Bars

Decadent shortbread bars topped with caramel and milk chocolate.

Ingredients

Shortbread layer:

Caramel layer:

Chocolate layer:

Instructions

  1. For the crust: Preheat oven to 350°. Line 9″ x 13″ pan with nonstick foil. Set aside.
  2. Using a pastry blender cut butter into sugar. Use fingers to break up butter, till mixture resembles cornmeal. Add vanilla. Add the flour. Mix till flour is incorporated…mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Press it evenly into the pan. Lightly flouring your fingertips will help with any sticking.
  4. Prick the crust all over with a fork.
  5. Bake 15 minutes until the crust is lightly golden brown on top and the edges are deeper golden brown. Set it aside to cool completely.
  6. For the caramel layer: Melt the caramel and cream over low heat in a small saucepan. (or use microwave, stopping and stirring at 30-60 second intervals till smooth and melted). Pour the caramel over the cooled crust and set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill and firm up.
  7. For the Chocolate Layer: Melt the chocolate and shortening in by microwaving using 30-second increments, stopping and stirring till melted and smooth. Spread over caramel. I used a plastic frosting tool to make optional striations while the chocolate was warm.
  8. Let cool before cutting.