These are very addicting! The method I chose was to make a shortbread cookie base, add ready made caramel and dip in chocolate. Not only did I want these to taste like the real Twix, I wanted them to look like them too.
Make these today (and you might want to double the batch for extras :D ).
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Step 1: Ingredients, prep work and short cuts
-1 bag of pre-made caramels
-1 lb of dark chocolate
Short Bread Cookies
-1/2 cup palm shortening*
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 cup gluten free all purpose flour*
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp xanthan gum*
*substitute wheat flour, regular butter and omit xanthan gum to convert to a gluten based recipe.
Quick overview and shortcuts to save time:
Since my family cannot have gluten, I came up with a gluten free shortbread cookie recipe. If you'd like to use ready made cookies go ahead and use them! It will save time and clean up. Any cookie could work. You can skip ahead to step 8 with placing the caramels.
I also used pre-made caramels squares by Kraft. Instead of melting them down, I saved time and mess by simply using the warmth of the cookies to help soften the caramel. I was able to stretch and shape it to the cookies. Much less mess and waiting time to dip in chocolate ;)
You'll need to melt down the chocolate in a bowl. The best method is to create a double boiler. Use a sauce pan filled a little less than half full of water to a boil and place a large glass bowl on top. You don't have to use this method. An alternative is to gently microwave.
Ok, Let's get started!