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Homemade Twix Bars made with crackers, homemade caramel, chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter. These no-bake treats are quick, easy, and addictive!
There are lots of Homemade Twix Bar recipes out there, but the vast majority of them are made with a layer of shortbread on the bottom.
My version is made with club crackers instead of shortbread, so these no-bake treats are ready even faster.
My stove-top caramel sauce is ready in 5 minutes and instead of just chocolate topping, I used a mixture of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter.
These Twix Bars are simply the best!
I got this recipe from Kathy, the mom of my BFF Jessica. These ladies have all the best Minnesota-based recipes, and I’m so grateful to share them here.
Whether you need a new candy for your Christmas plate or a treat for a birthday party, these Homemade Twix Bars are quick and easy with mere minutes of hand’s on time.
Did I mention how taste they great? Prepare to become addicted!
Homemade Twix Bars
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs from 9 crackers
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 sleeve Club crackers
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- In a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, bring crumbs, brown sugar, butter, milk, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and boil 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, line the bottom of 9-inch by 13-inch pan with Club crackers. Spread the boiled sugar mixture over top of crackers. Top with another layer of Club crackers.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter. Stir until smooth (do not whip). Spread evenly over crackers. Cool at least 30 minutes and cut into 28 bars.
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And here is more information about Big Tree Farms. http://www.bigtreefarms.com
The brand my American sister sent for me is Big Tree Farms, made in Ashland, Oregon. However, she sent it for me because I can’t find it locally. There is, however, another brand you might find locally at a market like Whole Foods Market. The brand is Sunfood. More information is available here: https://www.sunfood.com/food/cacao-chocolate-cocoa.html
I am a blind woman who absolutely loooooooooooves to cook! And I’m one of those girlies who loooooooooooooves candy bars! They’re something you absolutely just can’t resist! That being said, I’d like to try making your recipe for Twix candy bars. My American sister (I’m Australian, thank you), whose name is Amber, sent me some squares of cocoa butter, which she says you can use for melting chocolate, and it becomes solid at room temperature. I wonder if that stuff will work for melting the chocolate for these candy bars. Also, out of curiosity, the store-bought version of Twix bars usually has two in a wrapper, and they’re often stuck to each other. How would I get that result with these ones?
Dear Annabelle!!! You are so amazing. Could you possibly give me a little more information on the cocoa butter? Or direct me to your sister so I can ask her about the brand, the % of cocoa, etc. It’s really hard for me to say how it will perform when I don’t know what it is. I’m assuming if your sister said it’s fine, it’s probably fine, but that is no more information than you had before! Regarding the way “real” Twix bars stick together, this recipe is a similar in taste only, not in the actual design of the original candy bar. If you wanted that result, you could attempt it by making these per the recipe, cutting them into similar-sized pieces as original Twix, and then trying to arrange two next to each other (pretty close, almost touching) and adding a second coating of chocolate. I don’t know if it would work, if it would stick together, but if some chocolate pools on a plate or whatever between them, I think it might work. Ambitious project! Please let me know if you have anymore information on the cocoa butter, if I can track it down I can test it for myself. Thank you Annabelle! :) -Meggan
Since when is there peanut butter in a Twix?
There isn’t. But when used in conjunction with the cracker it mimics the flavor of a wafer. Sorry for the confusion!
With chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter, these are like the ULTIMATE Twix! You might need to get this patented and begin manufacturing right away :D