Friday, April 13, 2012

Easy Homemade Twix

There's a little glow on these simple things - I can enjoy my favorite childhood treat with ease and have even made it a bit more "mature" with the addition of coffee. Crisp, sweet, velvety and chocolate with a great crunch and a dark-chocolate bite to balance everything out. An easy short-bread recipe combined with a simple cocoa coating and an amazingly easy shortbread recipe. I've become quite the little candy-making queen with this simple 5-ingredient caramel and a little eye-balling.

(Shortbread Ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup of Raw Sugar
  • 3/4 cup of Vegan Margarine
  • 1/4 cup of Applesauce (Optional, I didn't use)
  • About 2 cups of White Whole Whea

(Coconut Caramel Ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup of Cold Coconut Cream
  • 3/4 cup of Cold Water
  • 3/4 + 2 tbl Raw Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • A pinch of Salt

Dark-chocolate (for coating)

  • Preheat oven at 325 degrees.
  • Simply cream your margarine and sugar together for the shortbread.
  • add flour and knead a bit and cut into 1/4-1/2 inch thick strips, roll in oats, poke a few holes and then place in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  • Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes or until hard, then place in the fridge as you start the caramel.
  • For the Coconut Caramel, boil everything together until it gets to the firm-ball stage using a candy thermometer or using the cold water candy test.
  • Spread on top of shortbread, then coat in dark chocolate.
  • Enjoy!


  1. I never had a twix, so these would be a new experience. Where would I add the coffee? Anything goes better with coffee. Another great recipe.

    1. Thanks Gigi - I would suggest either adding strong-brewed coffee (however much you want) to the caramel or using un-brewed coffee to the chocolate as you temper it so it won't seize. ^^


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