These Homemade Twix Bars are so easy to make. Layers of Club crackers, caramel and chocolate peanut butter ganache.
I feel horrible. I really do. Why?? Because it took me so long to share these Homemade Twix Bars with you. That’s why. Do you know how long I have had this copy cat recipe? Years, friends.
Y E A R S.
Look at that. Crisp buttery, slightly salty layers of crackers, sandwiching a quick to make caramel layer, covered in a peanut butter chocolate ganache. Yes. I said peanut butter chocolate. I know… I know… Twix candy bars don’t typically have peanut butter. BUT .. don’t knock it til you’ve tried it, plus, if you would rather not have it, I have an option for that, too.
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I got this recipe years ago from an old friend. She took them to one of my Holiday Cookie Exchanges. Have you ever hosted one, or attended one? Always a good time!! I even did a whole blog post on How To Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange, incase you’d like to give one a try. It’s a great way to get a whole bunch of different baked items for your holiday trays, plus, hang out with your friends during a very busy time of the year.
When my friend brought these Twix Bars, they were instantly a hit. I have had the recipe written on an index card from way back then. I used to always cut them in squares or rectangles like brownies. Why? Not sure. But this time, I thought why wouldn’t I just them long and skinny like a Twix bar is cut? I am so happy that I did!!
What do I need to make these amazing Homemade Twix Bars?
- Club and Graham Crackers
- Brown Sugar and Granulated Sugar
- Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter
- Line a 9×13 with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cover the bottom with a layer of club crackers.
- Add butter, crushed graham crackers, two sugars and milk to a sauce pan.
- Bring to a bubbling boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring almost constantly.
- Pour over the crackers. Add another layer of crackers.
- Add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a saucepan and melt, stir until smooth.
- Pour over crackers.
- Spread evenly and chill completely before cutting.
Seriously SO GOOD. I used semi sweet chocolate chips, but you could use milk chocolate if you preferred. Again, if you don’t like the idea of peanut butter, or if you have an allergy, there is a tip for using all chocolate, too! Just take a peek at the recipe below.
But really quick, before we get to the recipe, can I share a few of my other favorite recipes that either use candy bars or copy them?
Let’s make some Twix Bars!
- Club Crackers
- 1 cup graham crackers, crushed
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
*Milk Chocolate Chips can be used in place of the semi sweet. [br]**To make without peanut butter, make my chocolate ganache recipe: Melt 12 ounces of semi sweet chocolate (squares or chips) with ½ cup of heavy cream until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in 1 Tablespoon whiskey or dark rum (or substitute dark coffee) Spread over Twix Bars and place in the fridge to set. Cut when chilled completely.