Homemade Twix Bars

Homemade Twix Bars - a layer of buttery shortbread, topped with layers of sweet, creamy caramel and rich chocolate. So much better than store-bought!

Homemade Twix Bars stacked on a large plate

Twix Bars. Homemade Twix Bars. Nothing better.

Since I was using the shortbread as a base for the bars, I only omitted the sprinkling of sugar over the tops of the bars before baking. I figured there would be enough sugar going on top of the bars, we certainly didn't need any extra.

Three Homemade Twix Bars stacked on a small plate

After the shortbread baked in the oven and cooled, I poured caramel over the top. I used my homemade caramel, but you could use store-bought if you'd like.

After the caramel set, I poured a layer of melted chocolate over the top.

Homemade Twix Bars cut into rectangles on an aluminum foil covered baking pan

I used about 1 cup of caramel which caused the caramel to peak out from between the chocolate and shortbread. If you want a neater bar, reduce the amount to about 3/4.  Honestly, the extra caramel didn't bother anyone.

I placed the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes to harden, then moved the candy from the pan and sliced the bars into equal pieces.

This recipe was very easy to make.  The only thing that took time was the baking of the shortbread bars which was really no more difficult than baking cookies.  The Twix Bars came together very quickly and trust me when I tell you, they certainly didn't last very long.

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Homemade Twix Bars

Homemade Twix Bars - a layer of buttery shortbread, topped with layers of sweet, creamy caramel and rich chocolate. So much better than store-bought!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup caramel (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Reduce speed to low and add the flour, cornstarch and salt. Mix until well blended.
  • Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Press dough onto bottom of baking pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Pour caramel over the top of the shortbread. Set it aside to firm up just a little.
  • Meanwhile, pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high heat for 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds, or until melted and smooth.
  • Let the melted chocolate sit for 5 minutes, then spread over the top caramel layer.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the candy from the pan by lifting the foil lining straight up. Place the candy on a cutting board, and using a hot knive, slice into 12 equal pieces.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes prior to serving.

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18 thoughts on “Homemade Twix Bars”

  1. Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt

    These look fantastic! I look the drippy caramel. It’s making my tummy groan just looking at them! I make goodies for my family when we go to visit them and I had to leave notes everywhere to remind me not to forget them.

  2. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop

    Oh WOW! These just must be amazing! All the tasty stuff from the candy bar! Yummy!

  3. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Ohmygosh! These look amazing and decadent! I love Twix bars, and I’m sure this homemade version is amazing!

  4. Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    I adore Twix bars but it’s been ages since I bought one because they seem so processed – and just not that good compared to homemade. Now this is a reason to celebrate – I can have my cake and eat it to, so to speak. I love the idea of a shortbread base and the caramel and chocolate layers are simply amazing. Sadly, my Twix fixation may just have been revived – but at least this time they’ll be homemade.

  5. 5 stars
    Candy! Geez, I can’t make these because I’ll eat the entire batch. They look over-the-top-wonderful and I do have a fresh batch of homemade caramel on the counter. But maybe if I immediately rush them over to my daughter’s house? Will she thank me or give me “the look.” 🙂

  6. Shannon @ Dinner from the Heart

    These look amazing. Twix bars are a favorite candy bar at our house – I think I have some boys that would request these again and again. I love the idea of making extra caramel and storing it in the fridge.

    What temperature did you cook your caramel to so it wasn’t too firm?

  7. Martha @ A Family Feast

    Twix are one of my all-time favorites – and now I can make them at home thanks to this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free

    Oh my. It’s 7:30am here – is it bad that I want one of those right now? If you came up with a kit-kat bar recipe that I could adapt to be gluten-free, my husband would be forever in your debt 🙂

  9. Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files

    OMG twix is one of my favs! I love to eat the caramel off first then the shortbread And now I can make them at home and eat all he caramel!

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