December 23, 2009

Twixy Shortbread Bars

Do you like Twix bars?  You know the one's with the cookie that has a layer of caramel and then covered in chocolate?  Well, I think I've found a homemade version that you will LOVE!

About a week ago, one of my Facebook friends shared a link to Better Homes and Gardens website that had some really yummy bar recipes.  I saw the one for Twixy Shortbread Bars and really couldn't resist adding the ingredients to my shopping list immediately.


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When I was pressing the shortbread dough into the pan, I was unsure whether this was going to work or not.  I had to wait for it to warm up a bit before it would press down evenly.  Fortunately, I didn't need to worry because it baked up exactly as it was supposed to.  Adding the layer of dulce de leche took only moments, then the melted chocolate over the top and I could hardly wait for it to set to cut into it... but, I did!

The cookie crust is slightly crisp, not as crisp as in the Twix bar, but enough to give that cookie crunch.  With the dulce de leche and chocolate, the overall flavor of the candy bar is all there.  This would be a lovely treat to share at a potluck or to share as part of a cookie tray - which is what I'm doing when I take it to work tomorrow!


The recipe can be found HERE on the Better Homes and Garden website... go print it out, you won't be sorry!
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9 comments:

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I love, love shortbread..but I don't know what a Twixy is?

Heidi said...

Yum. I love Twix bars. These sound wonderful!!!

Cate said...

You had me at dulce de leche - yum!

Donna-FFW said...

These are one of my favorites. Happy Holidays to you.

Deborah said...

Yes, I think I'd LOVE these!!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Who doesn't love a Twix bar??? I sure do. I bet these homemade bars taste even better. Yes, they are a very nice addition to a cookie tray. Of course a big platter these by themselves would be just right!!!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Looks so good! YAY for dulce de leche! I bet these are way better than Twix bars!

Deeba PAB said...

These look great! Off to check the link! Thanks for sharing it!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I've had these on my to- make list since forever! Love Twix's. Thank god you aren't closer, otherwise my diet would have gone down the drain. Will make these one day after I reach my fitness goal!

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