Tuesday, December 7, 2010

homemade twix bars - mo'betta style

Just look at these bad boys....they are off the hook! (whatever that means, is it a fishing metaphor? anyways...) These bars are really good - you have the creamy sweetness of the chocolate and caramel along with the slightly salty crunch from the crackers.  AND they are very easy to make!! 

So, the recipe already.

I originally saw this from Hoosier Homemade and her step by step pics can be seen here.

Place a layer of Club crackers in the bottom of a 13x9 pan, sides touching.  I used the Reduced Fat Club crackers.

In a saucepan on the stove, combine…

1 c. Graham Crackers, crushed
3/4 c. Brown Sugar
1/3 c. White Sugar
1/3 c. Milk
1/2 c. Margarine (I used Smart Balance 50/50 blend)

Bring to a boil, continue to stir and boil for approximately 5 minutes. The mixture will be caramel like and pull away from the sides of the pan.

Pour over the crackers, being very careful, the mixture is extremely hot.

Immediately top with another layer of Club Crackers, pressing down slightly.

Place in fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes

For frosting, in small bowl, combine -

2/3 c. Peanut Butter  **This is where I changed it a bit - I used 1/3 cup Soynut butter and 1/3 cup butterscotch chips.  The soy butter b/c of the little man's peanut allergy and the butterscotch b/c I didn't have enough soynut butter!  Yep, I'm so organized. <-- em="" sarcasm="">

1 c. Milk Chocolate Chips

Microwave for 2 minutes, stir well and frost crackers. Place in fridge until frosting is firm. Cut into bars.

or eat huge chunks directly from the pan.  I won't tell.

It doesn't do me any good to try to make things ahead of time, to have for the holidays, b/c I eat them all.  I see a major diet coming on in January :P  Moderation sucks.


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13 comments:

  1. ooooo. Those look mo' betta than the real deal!
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  2. you are an evil evil woman. These look amazing and now I need to try them.

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  3. YUM! My stomach is growling! These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing : )

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  4. I've seen the ones that are similar but are Heath bars. I like this better, because I like Twix better! :)

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  5. These look just incredible! I love twix bars, and these would be so fun to add to a cookie tray. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Those look delish! Thanks for linking up with the Train!

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  7. Happy Holidays! This sounds so darn good!!

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  8. Yummy! Might have to try this!

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  9. Yum! I just bookmarked this!

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  10. These look addictive. And I do love easy. :) I think I will give it a shot over the holidays when there are others there to help eat them up!

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  11. This is seriously dangerous. I would probably consume the whole dang pan right. by. myself!

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  12. Oh. my. gosh. Those look INCREDIBLE! I would eat them for breakfast right now if I could! :)

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