For Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun for Matt and me to make a homemade version of one of his favorite candies, Twix Bars. I’d seen a ton of great-looking recipes around the blog world and thought it would be a good idea to take ideas from them but make my own version. You can see different examples of homemade Twix Bars on Mangio Da Sola, Hoosier Homemade, Chocolate and Carrots, and Not Without Salt.
I started with the Mangio Da Sola shortbread crust, easy enough
I thought that using packaged caramels would be a really easy shortcut for the middle layer; I guess I forgot how hard they get so quickly
Topped the caramel with salt, because I am kind of obsessed with that combination
And then melted milk chocolate; here you really can’t go wrong
The first problem was getting the bars out of the pan; the shortbread was too crumbly and cutting through the caramel was tough
I think a foil-lined pan would have been better
These would have been so much better with a layer of caramel sauce or filling, instead of melted caramel candies (unless breaking a tooth is your goal)
We tried to eat them but it just wasn’t worth it, I may have eaten the entire layer of milk chocolate off the top… wasting chocolate is just wrong!
Have you had any desserts gone wrong recently?