Just Like TWIX Dessert Squares Recipe

A copy cat TWIX bar made into an amazing dessert! Just like TWIX these dessert squares will leave you wanting more.

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A copy cat Twix bar made into an amazing dessert! Just like Twix Dessert Squares; a layerd shortbread, carmel & chocolate dessert squares recipe. TrishSutton.com

I created this delightful layered shortbread, caramel & chocolate dessert with my husband in mind. He happens to love TWIX candy bars and as our youngest reminded me, “Daddy loves sprinkles too”! Therefore along with my attempt to copy cat a TWIX candy bar and turn it into a dessert – this dessert for my hubs is topped with sprinkles.

Just Like TWIX Dessert Squares Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Stick Butter (softened)
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Chips

    Optional:  Sprinkles

Kitchen Tools Needed:

make your own carmel sauce with sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Step One:  Create Caramel Sauce or buy pre-made Caramel Sauce and skip to step two.

To make your own caramel sauce place an unopened can of condensed milk in the crock pot then fill the crock pot with enough water to cover the can (at least one inch over can, you can lay can on it’s side). Then turn the crockpot on low and cook the can for 8-10 hours. (I cook mine overnight.)  When the time is up remove the can from the crockpot and allow it to cool before storing it in the refrigerator; you will need the sauce for Step Three.

shortbread dough for the first layer

Just Like TWIX Dessert Squares


Step Two:  Make Shortbread Cookie Crust

Preheat oven to 350* degrees. Then prepare an 8×8 pan with a layer of Parchment Paper leaving about an inch of paper hanging over the edges and lightly coat the paper with cooking spray.

Next, use a mixer to mix butter, flour, sugar, and milk in a medium size mixing bowl. When the dough begins to get to thick to mix use your hands to kneed the dough then press it evenly into your prepared pan.

Poke several holes in the dough with a toothpick (or fork) before placing the pan in the oven and baking the ‘wanna be’ TWIX dessert for 25 minutes at 350* degrees.

Allow cooling time before moving on to Step Three.

shortbread dough pressed into 8x8 pan

Step Three:  Add Caramel Layer

Pour the caramel sauce over the top of the shortbread cookie crust then spread it evenly with a spatula.  (I spray my spatula with Cooking Spray before smearing.) If the sauce is warm, allow time for it to cool before Step Four.

melted chocolate and caramel sauce; layers two and three

Step Four:  Add Chocolate Layer & top with Sprinkles

In a small sauce pan melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring it frequently. Once the chocolate is smooth pour it over the caramel layer of your TWIX Dessert.

Then if you have a three year old in the house who believes, like his father, that sprinkles make everything taste better… add sprinkles on top of the melted chocolate before it sets.

layered dessert squares with sprinkles

Step Five:  Refrigerate, Set, Cut

Refrigerate this TWIX Dessert for 3-4 hours or until the chocolate has set. Then pull the Parchment Paper out of pan and allow it to sit out for a few minutes before using a sharp knife to cut your dessert into squares.

Enjoy!

layered dessert squares with sprinkles

Just Like TWIX Dessert Squares

Just Like TWIX Dessert Squares Recipe

A copy cat TWIX bar made into an amazing dessert! Just like TWIX Dessert Squares; a layered shortbread, caramel & chocolate dessert squares recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 stick Butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 bag Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

Step One: Create Caramel Sauce or buy pre-made Caramel Sauce and skip to step two.

  1. To make your own caramel sauce place an unopened can of condensed milk in the crock pot then fill the crock pot with enough water to cover the can (at least one inch over can, you can lay can on it’s side). Then turn the crockpot on low and cook the can for 8-10 hours. (I cook mine overnight.)  When the time is up remove the can from the crockpot and allow it to cool before storing it in the refrigerator; you will need the sauce for Step Three.

Step Two: Make Shortbread Cookie Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350* degrees. Then prepare an 8x8 pan with a layer of Parchment Paper leaving about an inch of paper hanging over the edges and lightly coat the paper with cooking spray.

  2. Next, use a mixer to mix butter, flour, sugar, and milk in a medium size mixing bowl. When the dough begins to get to thick to mix use your hands to kneed the dough then press it evenly into your prepared pan.

  3. Poke several holes in the dough with a toothpick (or fork) before placing the pan in the oven and baking the 'wanna be' TWIX dessert for 25 minutes at 350* degrees.

  4. Allow cooling time before moving on to Step Three.

Step Three: Add Caramel Layer

  1. Pour the caramel sauce over the top of the shortbread cookie crust then spread it evenly with a spatula.  (I spray my spatula with Cooking Spray before smearing.) If the sauce is warm, allow time for it to cool before Step Four.

Step Four: Add Chocolate Layer & top with Sprinkles

  1. In a small sauce pan melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring it frequently. Once the chocolate is smooth pour it over the caramel layer of your TWIX Dessert.

  2. Then if you have a three year old in the house who believes, like his father, that sprinkles make everything taste better… add sprinkles on top of the melted chocolate before it sets.

Step Five: Refrigerate, Set, Cut

  1. Refrigerate this TWIX Dessert for 3-4 hours or until the chocolate has set. Then pull the Parchment Paper out of pan and allow it to sit out for a few minutes before using a sharp knife to cut your dessert into squares.

  2. Enjoy!

 

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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

24 thoughts on “Just Like TWIX Dessert Squares Recipe

  1. Sweets for my sweetie….my hubby would LOVE these bars too! Thanks again for stopping by and sharing your recipe with us at Try a Bite Tuesdays!

  2. Hey friend, just wanted to tell you that Fabulous Friday will be next Friday. I just moved into my new home and its been chaotic, so i had to postponed it, love the twix dessert that you shared at my last party
    Hugs
    Maria

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Maria! And thanks for letting me know about the party. All the best to you as you get settled in your new home. I’ll see you next Friday!!
      PS If you have time to stop by my NEW Creative Inspiration Link Party that I host with my friend, Kelly. Come link up ~ Monday 8p CST – Wednesday 8p CST.

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