Tuesday, February 8, 2011

chocolate love {home-made twix bars}

a few years ago
a friend of a friend said to me
regarding chocolate
if you could come up with something
that has
chocolate
caramel 
and a
cookie
i would totally go for that
and i said
you mean
like a twix?
and she replied
exactly like a twix
and i gave her
25 cents
and walked away

fast forward a few years...
i was digging through the freezer
and came across 
shortbread cookie dough
and figured
why not
i could take a twix
and make it just a wee bit better
using
fine chocolate
homemade caramel
and
a smattering of shaved sea salt

folks

this is 
good
this is
valentine good
this is
write 100 times on the chalkboard
"i love you more than chocolate"
in
penance
good
"twix" bars
1/2 recipe shortbread dough--rolled out, cut into batons and baked
1 recipe caramel--cooled and cut into batons equal to the cookies
tempered bittersweet (62% or higher) chocolate
flaked sea salt
let the cookie base cool, then place the caramel on top.  allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes so the caramel will begin to stick to the cookie base.  dip in tempered chocolate and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  sprinkle with sea salt, then place in the refrigerator to finish setting.  remove from fridge after about 10 minutes or so. serve at room temperature.
enjoy!


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31 comments:

  1. It sounds way better than a twix!!!

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  2. Need I say it? I mean, you know what's gonna come out of my mouth...well, fingers...so I won't. But I'm thinkin' it!! These are so amazing...I want a few. Thanks for sharing them w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :)

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  3. I LOVE Twix-they are probobly my favorite candy bar. I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  4. OMG! You made your own Twix bars?! Amazing. I LOVE those! I am printing out the instructions. It sounds well worth doing and then I can eat them!

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  5. Thos look totally amazing! I will have to give this a go.

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  6. Christy- these look and sound totally yummy!

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  7. You are my new hero. Thanks. I'll be making these asap.

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  8. I don't even like twix and I know I would ADORE these - they are made with "love" as my dh would say! Thanks for linking this to the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  9. amazing, i'm trying tonight. but am going to do heart shapes for v-day. hopefully these will make it through airport security, and if not maybe i can bribe them with a taste :)

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  10. those look crazy good. I'd be afraid to make those for my son in fear that he'd demand them all the time!

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  11. Ohhh Christy! These look so very good! I love it when you play with your food! Twix are one of my favorite candy bar and knowing you can make one that is wayyyy better is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing it on the hearth and soul hop! All the best! Alex

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  12. What a brilliant creation. They look stupendous!

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  13. This reminds me of a cookie that I used to make...so good. I'll have to give yours a try.

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  14. O M G ur killing me!! These would NOT last around me at this point... wow i am definately puttin this in the "TO TRY" stash!!

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  15. Oh, man, this is one of my favorite treats! Thanks for posting. stopping by via hearth and soul hop. blessings on your day!

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  16. That looks heavenly. I scared if I made them I would eat them all and then..............well, maybe I'll risk it.

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  17. Oh, Twix, one of my fave candy treats! This homemade version is the tops!

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  18. I have to make these for my husband. Okay, I'll eat some too. :)

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  19. These sound devine!! I love Twix and this sounds so much better!! Thanks.

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  20. Wow - these look amazing! So nice to "meet" you - and I'm following along now! :)

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  21. WOW, twix are one of my all time fav's a homemade Twix sounds all that much better!

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  22. Looks delicious! Sometimes, there's nothing better than chocolate. :)
    I'm your newest follower. Have a great weekend!

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  23. OH yes those look better than twix!

    Bring on the chocolate love for Valentines.

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  24. Ohh, I am so making these for my family,(as in hoarding them and eating them after everyone else has gone to sleep) Twix is my favorite!~Merrilee

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  25. These look even better than a twix, and I esp. like the dark chocolate and sea salt! Yum!

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  26. Heaven on a shortbread stick! Caramel, bittersweet chocolate, shortbread and sea salt? Swoon!!

    So thrilled to have this be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday! Thank you, my friend!

    Happy Valentines' Day!
    Jenn

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  27. These look SO good. MUST MAKE NOW! (off to rearrange my schedule so that I can have some this weekend, wish me luck)

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  28. erin...i hope you love these as much as we do around here. i am going to make some myself next week!

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  29. About how many does this make? I think it would be a perfect going away gift for one of my chocoholic co-workers

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