I fiddled with this recipe quite a bit. The problem is in the shortbread. That's what makes or breaks a homemade Twix bar in my opinion. Most shortbread recipes are very flaky and crumbly, and that's just not going to work here. So I decided to add an egg and increase the flour content of a more traditional shortbread recipe. The process remains simple and the result is near perfect, if a little softer than the original.
These are great for a party, and freeze up well too.
Step 1: Ingredients
You could make this whole thing totally simple by buying prepackaged shortbread cookies, but I decided to try and do it from scratch!
What follows is the shortbread recipe I used. What I realized (had realized, forgotten, and just now remembered) is that the perfect cookie recipe for this is actually here.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup (85 grams) powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups (250 grams) all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 - 5.5 ounce bags (15.5 ounces total) soft caramels (or make your own)
- 2 tablespoons milk or cream
- dash salt (opt)
- 12 ounces (240 grams) milk chocolate, cut into pieces
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