Introduction: Twix Oreo Cookie Bars
In this instructable, I will teach you how to make Twix Oreo Cookie Bars, these candy bars so super yummy, simple to make, and sure to impress your friends and family. Twix bars are one of my favorite candy bars, I have an instructable on how to make the classic Twix bar already (https://www.instructables.com/id/Twix-Cookie-Bars/), so I decided to do a twist on the classic Twix bar and use Oreo cookies instead of shortbread. I got the idea after reading a comment posted on my twix bar instructable about a whole line of different Twix bars. Follow the steps below or watch the video tutorial, or do both! :)
Let's get baking!
Twix Oreo Cookie Bars Ingredients:
24 oreo cookies
11 ounces of caramel (312 grams)
2 Tbsp of Heavy Cream (30 ml)
3 cups of milk chocolate (Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers, candy bars, or chocolate chips) (345 grams)
1 stick or 4 ounces of unsalted butter (42 grams)
--Food processor, or another way to smash up the cookies (ziplock back and mallet, etc.)
--Greased Aluminum bread pans small size (depending on how big you want them)
Makes 28 medium sized candy bars
Step 1: Add Cookies to Food Processor
First let's preheat our oven to 350 degrees F. (177 C). Now let's add our 24 oreo cookies to the food processor. If you don't have a food processor, try using your blender, or a big ziplock bag and meat tenderizer or rolling pin.
Step 2: Turn on Food Processor
Now we just turn on the food processor and get the cookies all mixed and chopped up finely. Start with the pulse method, then turn it on fully.
Step 3: Melt Butter and Add to Cookies
Now we take our 4 ounces of butter and melt it in the microwave. About 15 to 20 seconds depending on if the butter was at room temperature or not. Then add the butter to the crushed up cookies and blend again. start with the pulsing method and then turn it on to medium to high.
Step 4: Fill Bread Pans With Cookie Butter Mixture
Now we take our cookie/butter mixture and fill up our pans. It is enough for 4 of these small bread pans. 3.5 inch x 6 inch pans. Make sure you spray your bread pans with cooking spray. Once you have the cookie mixture in all the pans, push down the cookie mixture and smooth it out. Similar to if you were using this mixture for a pie crust, which you could totally do!! Then bake the cookie base, for 8 to 10 minutes, at 350 degrees F or 177 C. Now once the cookie base is done cooking, let them cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Step 5: Melt Caramel
Now we take our heavy cream and add it to our caramels. You could make home made caramel if you want that use that. We add the cream because it will make the caramel nice and chewy. If not, it gets pretty hard. We will put the caramels and melt them in the microwave on high, in bursts of 30 seconds until it is nice and melted.
Step 6: Add Caramel to Top of Cookie
Then we pour our caramel on top of the cookie base. We don't want it too thick, a little more then an 8th of an inch, otherwise it gets a little more difficult to cut in a later step. Now we chill the caramel topped cookie base in the fridge for one hour.
Step 7: Melt Chocolate
Once the caramel topped cookie base has chilled completely. We will melt our chocolate. Leave the cookie base in the fridge during this step. Take our chocolate, I am using Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers, but you can use whatever chocolate you like, go crazy with it, use dark chocolate, white chocolate, colored candy melts, whatever you like! They melting wafers are nice because you don't have to temper the chocolate. I am going to melt mine in the microwave on high, in bursts of 30 seconds, then stir, 30 seconds, then stir, 10 seconds then stir, until nice and melted. Or you can use the double boiler method, which works our quite nicely.
Step 8: Take Cookie Caramel Base Out of Pan
Now we take one of our pans, (leave the rest in the fridge until we need them, we don't want the caramel to get too soft, before we can cut it). Flip over the pan, and the cookie should slide right out. Place it cookie side down on your cutting board. Now using a sharp knife cut your cookie caramel base into several smaller pieces. If your knife starts to stick to the caramel, try spraying the knife with cooking spray.
Step 9: Dunk Those Cookie Strips in Chocolate
Next, we need to dunk those awesome little caramel topped cookie strips in the chocolate. Then using a fork gently wiggle it back and forth a little bit to get the access off. Then place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Do this for all the cookies, then bring out another pan, and do that one, etc. until you have them all done.
Step 10: Chill in Fridge
Once we have them all done, we put them in the refrigerator to set up, about 20 to 30 minutes. Then time to eat! Tip: when you get an twix oreo cookie out of the fridge, let it sit for a few minutes before eating it, this will allow the caramel to get nice and creamy!
Step 11: Cost
These candy bars aren't super expensive to make. The costs will vary depending on the ingredients you use, and what kind of sales you can find.