Monday, March 29, 2010

Twix Bar Fake-Out - Smashed Peas and Carrots Blog

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter
3/8 cup white sugar
3 tbsp light corn syrup
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Beat butter and 1/4 cup sugar in mixer until pale in color. Add flour to form a crumbly dough similar to pie crust. Press dough into an 8 inch square baking pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake shortbread base at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Leave in pan, cool in fridge.

To make caramel layer, bring to boil: 3/4 cup butter, 3/8 cup sugar, syrup, and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan. Stir constantly once boiling for 7 minutes. Caramel mixture will thicken and become pale in color. Spread caramel on COOLED shortbread base. Let caramel layer cool for 30 minutes in the fridge and then an additional one to two hours in the freezer to get the caramel layer stone hard.

To make the chocolate layer, melt chocolate chips over low heat. Spread melted chocolate directly onto cooled caramel layer. Let cool for hour and then stuff your face!!

1 comment:

  1. My husband loves Twix, so I thought these would be great for his birthday. They are awesome! Very rich, but that's ok to me.

    When making the caramel layer, I set the timer for 7 min. and stirred the boiling ingredients, but they never seemed like they quite blended. The butter appeared separated the whole time even with extra boiling time. I poured it over anyway seeing the butter raise to the top ( I double checked the ingredients several times) and I even thought of skimming the butter off, but just cooled it.
    Must not be a problem because they taste great! A bunch of boys just came in so they're almost gone!


01 09 10