Homemade Twix bars

When I saw these homemade Twix bars on Pinterest, they jumped straight to the top of my to-bake list.

They aren’t really that different to the millionaire’s shortbread I’ve made in the past, but being called a Twix was enough to sell it to me, as I love recreating shop bought treats at home.

I was a bit dubious about the base as it was a very liquid mixture, and it seemed spongy when it came out of the oven, but once cooled it did turn biscuity. The only problem was that as a result of it being so liquid to start with, all the butterscotch chips sank to the bottom, and a lot go stuck on the foil, making the bars not quite as perfect looking as I would have liked, but still tasty.

If I were to make them again, I think I would just cream the butter and sugar without melting the butter first and see if that makes a difference. On the plus side though, I think this was the best caramel I’ve made so far!

Homemade Twix bars (adapted from Bakers Royale):

(Makes 24 finger-sized bars)

For the base:

  • 115g butter, melted
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g plain flour
  • 75g butterscotch chips

Mix together the melted butter and sugar, then beat in the egg and vanilla before folding in the flour and butterscotch chips. Pour into an 8×8″ square tin, lines with foil or baking paper, then bake at 175 degrees for 15 minutes, or until firm. Leave to cool completely while you make the caramel.

For the caramel:

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 90ml water
  • 60g butter
  • 60ml double cream

Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over a low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring to the boil, then continue to boil without stirring until it turns a golden amber colour. Remove from the heat, tip in the butter and cream, and whisk vigorously until combined and the mixture stops bubbling. Pour into a bowl or jug and leave to cool before pouring on top of the base.

For the chocolate layer:

  • 170g dark chocolate
  • 1tsp golden syrup
  • 75g butter

Melt all the ingredients together in a bowl over simmering water. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little, before spreading on top of the set caramel. Leave the tin in the fridge for an hour or so to allow everything to set, before cutting into finger-sized bars and serving.

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