December 19, 2014

Homemade Twix Candy Bars

Ahhh how I hate (hate hate hate hate) dipping candies.  I try to avoid candies and cookies that involve dipping in chocolate coatings just as much as I try to avoid hand-breading foods at dinner time.  I am bored out of my mind, I hate the mess, hate everything about it.

And yet... I do it.

This is a recipe that is so easy and quick and good... but it involves dipping in chocolate so I try to sneak it off the trays... and I am usually caught and interrogated questioned as to why and how I left them off!?  This year when my 18 year old daughter kept adding these to my "to make" list I told her I could just as easily go to the store, buy some Twix candy bars and put them on the goody trays!  "But... that's not the same!!!"    And she is right of course.  Ha ha. 

Yes, homemade Twix were made this year.

Twix Candy Bars

35 caramels - unwrapped
2 12-oz. bags milk chocolate chips
1/4 c water
1 box (about 40) Nabisco Lorna Doon Shortbread cookies (square) or Walkers shortbread (long stick)

Combine the caramels with the water in a small pan and melt over low heat.  Place the shortbread cookies side by side on an ungreased or lined cookie sheet.  Spoon a dab of the melted caramel on the cookie.  Place all cookies in the refrigerator until firm.  Melt the chocolate chips in a double broiler or in the microwave.  Remove cookies from the refrigerator and dip each one into the melted chocolate.  Tap off excess and place on wax paper.  Let them set up at room temperature - can take up to several hours depending on the heat and humidity of your home.

Products related to this recipe are available on Amazon if you can't find them locally;
Walkers Shortbread Assorted, 8.8 oz. Boxes, 6 Count
Kraft Caramel Baking Bits ~ 1 Lb Bulk
Kraft Caramel Bits
Nabisco Lorna Doone Shortbread Cookies



caramelly goodness over a crunchy cookie

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