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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.

This recipe is 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.

Why This Recipe Works

  • These Homemade Twix Bars are so easy to make!
  • No candy thermometer is needed.
  • Only need a few ingredients.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate chips

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

How To Make This Recipe

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Reduce speed to low and add the flour, cornstarch and salt. Mix until well blended.
  3. 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.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. Pour caramel over the top of the shortbread. Set it aside to firm up just a little.
  6. 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.
  7. Let the melted chocolate sit for 5 minutes, then spread over the top caramel layer.
  8. Place the pan in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove the candy from the pan by lifting the foil lining straight up. Place the candy on a cutting board, and using a hot knife, slice into 12 equal pieces.

Expert Tips

  • When melting chocolate in a microwave, melt in 15 second increments and stir with a spoon or a rubber spatula after each increment, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Do not rush through this.
  • At first, you may wonder why you need to stir the chips because the chocolate will not be melted yet. It is important to stir the chocolate because it will help evenly distribute the heat. With every burst of heating, the chocolate will start to melt more and more.
  • Stop the heating process before all of the chocolate is completely melted. In other words, you want to have a few solid chocolate pieces remaining. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir until all of the chocolate pieces have melted. The residual heat from the melted chocolate will help to melt the remaining pieces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Store Homemade Twix Bars?

Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes prior to serving.
Can You Freeze Homemade Twix Bars?
Yes! Wrap the bars in wax paper, then a tight layer of plastic wrap. Place in an airtight container. It will keep well for 2 months in the freezer if stored this way. When you are ready to defrost, leave the wrapped bars on the counter until it is room temperature.

Three Homemade Twix Bars stacked on a small plate

Enjoy!


Homemade Twix Bars

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 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!

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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 Comments

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