Tuesday, December 21, 2010

rock your socks carmel {twix} bars

Rock Your Socks Carmel {twix} Bars

9 T. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. brown sugar (I used dark)
1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Toss the butter, brown sugar, all purpose flour and salt into a  medium size bowl and blend with a mixer until you form a crumbly, sandy dough. Press the mixture into an 8x8 glass pan, and bake for 30 minutes until it's golden brown around the edges. Cool on a rack, and make the carmel to add to the top, or rather, middle. :)

1-1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. extra fine, granulated sugar
3/4 c. unsalted butter
1/2 c. half and half
Measure out your ingredients into a medium size saucepan for the stove, and bring to a nice simmer over medium heat, stirring throughout the heating. Once it reaches simmer stage, let it cook for about a minute. Stirring throughout. Remove from the stove.  Pour over the cool crust. As long as the crust is cool, it'll set up really quickly. And I know the graham crackers look like a weird ingredient, but they give the carmel a tiny bit of texture that you really don't notice in the finished product - but it keeps it from sliding right off the cookie bottom. Once the carmel is cool and set, add the chocolate top:

Chocolate Topping:
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
Toss the chips in a heat proof, microwave dish, and microwave on high for about 1 minute. Remove and stir. Microwave 30 seconds. Stir again. Repeat until the chips are just barely melted {not hot}. Pour over the carmel and spread. Allow the chocolate topping to cool and set. Cut into 1" x 2.5" bars that resemble mini twix. Enjoy!

I was pleasantly surprised to find that these held up really well for several days. Past that, I couldn't tell you - because they were gone.

I hope everyone is enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season!


Meg Brothers said...

YUM! These look delicious! I'll have to try them on a night when we're taking goodies somewhere so I don't eat them ALL! ;) Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Wendy Hammer said...

MMmmmmmmmmmmmmm heaven heaven heaven!!


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Shelly said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! I am going to make these....SOON!

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