Twix Bar Cookies

Shortbread topped with caramel and rich chocolate; what’s not to like? For a great variation, add 1 cup chopped pecans over the melted caramel layer before you add the Ganache.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hours 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag (14 oz.) caramels, unwrapped
  • 1⁄3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter 9-inch square pan.
  • Blend 3⁄4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, and flour together until blended and crumbly. Press into bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a microwave, melt caramels, evaporated milk, and 1⁄4 cup butter together until smooth and blended. Spread over top of baked shortbread layer. Chill 30 minutes.
  • Bring cream almost to a boil in microwave, about 2 minutes. Remove and quickly add chocolate; stir until smooth. Spread warm ganache over top of all. Chill 2 hours. Cut into bars.