Yes, I'm serious. I'll show you how to make your very own Twix bar treats. You seriously won't believe how good these are...
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
dash of salt
3 cups milk chocolate chips
1 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Coat a 9×13″ dish (or two round pans) with butter. Tip: Put a slice on plastic wrap and rub a pan down, using the wrap as a barrier between your fingers.
In a large bowl, use a pastry blender (or fingers!) to combine the butter, sugar, flour, and vanilla until the mixture comes together. Press the shortbread dough into greased pan. Bake it for 28-33 minutes or until the outer crust is lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and continue to cook, stirring constantly until the mixture starts looking like a caramel color and reaches the soft ball stage.
This is how you do it: fill a bowl with some ice water. Spoon in a few drippings of caramel into the bowl, and then use fingers to roll them into a ball. If the ball sticks, the caramel is ready. If not, continue cooking. Once the caramel turns caramel-y colored, start doing this method every few minutes so you don’t overcook it.
Once it reaches soft ball stage, remove from heat and pour the warm caramel over the cooled shortbread crust. Smooth into an even layer. Allow to sit until caramel sets and then refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.
Add the butter and chocolate chips to a pot, and put on medium-low heat to melt the chocolate until (mostly) smooth. Pour melted chocolate over the set up caramel and smooth into an even layer. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
*Recipe adapted from the Tastes Better from Scratch blog.