Fake Twix: Make Your Favorite Chocolate Bar Right at Home

December 30, 2018
Fake Twix

Yes, technically you could just go to the supermarket and grab yourself a bar of chocolate/caramel cookie goodness. But then what about those Sunday nights when you’re too lazy to leave the house? It’s raining, there are reruns of CSI and you feel like making something. This was inspired by Millionaire’s Shortbread, but it had such a distinct I’m-Twix-But-Not appeal we just had to call it Fake Twix.

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This attempt aims to recreate everyone’s favorite cookie bar using the simplest ingredients lying around in your fridge and pantry. What’s great about these Fake Twix bars is that you can adjust the thickness of the biscuit, depending on your preference. We used a square 8x8x2 pan, but you can go for something rectangular, just so that your bars won’t be as thick.

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Fake Twix

Total Time: 90 minutes / Yield: about 16 bars

Ingredients for the Biscuit

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Ingredients for the Caramel

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chopped up
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps light or dark corn syrup
  • 1 14-oz can of sweet condensed milk

Ingredients for the Chocolate

  • 12 oz chocolate, finely chopped (we used bittersweet)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces

Procedure for the Biscuit

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then set it aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a separate bowl on medium speed until mixed well.
  4. With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients, and beat just until combined.
  5. Pour the dough into the (buttered/greased/oiled) baking pan and press it in carefully. It’s up to you how thick or thin your layer will be.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Stick a fork in it to see if it has nice little crumbles. Let it cool once you take it out of the oven.

Procedure for the Caramel Layer

  1. Put the butter, sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk in a saucepan.
  2. Start the heat at medium, and work your way up to medium-high once the butter has melted completely. This should take it up to a boiling point, and once it starts to bubble, reduce it to a simmer.
  3. Whisk constantly until the caramel starts to thicken.
  4. Pour the thickened caramel mixture over the cooled biscuit, and use a spatula to spread the caramel out evenly.
  5. Put the baking pan in the fridge for an hour, so that the caramel gets relatively hard.

Procedure for the Chocolate Layer

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan over boiling water.
  2. Stir until everything is melted. It should look glossy.
  3. Pour the chocolate over the caramel, and spread it with a spatula for the final layer.
  4. Stick it back in the fridge until the chocolate has completely cooled and hardened.
Stephanie Ong SEE AUTHOR Stephanie Ong

Stephanie Ong is a freelance writer/bibliophile. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with the Sherlock to her Watson, Lucas. Previously considered a stage four disaster in the kitchen, she now attempts to cook without much fuss – although she still chops at the speed of a turtle stuck in peanut butter. Her favorite things include horror movies, the blues, date night with her man, and breakfast for dinner.

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10 responses to “Fake Twix: Make Your Favorite Chocolate Bar Right at Home”

  1. Clarissa says:

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE CHOCOLATE BAR!!!

    I can’t wait for the weekend to try this one out 🙂

  2. Yarri says:

    KUDOS on the CSI reference!

  3. Crissy says:

    Intriguing 🙂 Is it possible to contribute? I have “fake reese’s” 🙂

  4. babsicatn says:

    cooooool! i love twix!!!

  5. Can you suggest a homemade remedy for caramel that’s obstinately stuck to the ngala-ngala? Thanks. Hahaha

  6. wondering says:

    I remember seeing this post last year. I just find it funny how the girl + the bull has “faux twix” and theirs look similar to this.

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