{Makeover Mondays} 5 Ingredient No-Bake Twix Bars

19th January 2014

Originally, this was a post about homemade Twix and how badly I hate Mondays, but that was before WordPress decided that the world would be better off without my post and deleted it, so now it’s a post about how badly I dislike Mondays and WordPress (and Twix, you don’t want to miss those!).

 

 

Why does it have to delete my (wonderful ahem wonderful) post today that I’m super short of time because, guess what, I have to study? It was a nice one today. There were pink monsters involved. And chocolate. And caramel too. In other words: a pretty cool post, if you ask me.

WordPress, you suck.

I’ll skip the part where I complain about Mondays being Mondays because you already know how terrible they are. There’s no need to having me tell you that, right? Right.

((For the record: having to go back to normal pants is my least favorite part))

I’ll go straight to the part where I talked about these Twix bars.

 

 

Oh my gosh. They are so good. I know I sound like a broken record most of the time, but this time I’m not lying: these Twix are one of the greatest thing everrrrr.

Sweet, salty, crunchy, gooey and chocolaty.

Made in little time with only 5 ingredients.

Healthier than the real deal, but you wouldn’t tell.

And yes, they’re actually super easy to make. As fuss-free as melting chocolate and working with gooey substances is… but really, no mixer and lots of dishes are involved. No oven and candy thermometer, either.  Heck, even a kid could do it. Now that I think about it, this one is such a cool project to do with your children. As long as they don’t have a soft spot for licking the chocolate bowl clean before it goes into the bars (ahem my brothers ahem), that is.

 

 

Next time a craving for a candy bar hits, go make these. They’re much better than the real deal and you skip all those weird ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate? What the heck is that? I’m a biochem student and, truth to be told, it’s the first time I hear about it.

Mononitrate? Eww.

Hydrolized palm and palm kernel bars? Not in my food, please.

I’ll take the butter and cream in these bars. Not 100% skinny-jean friendly, I know. But way healthier than that artificial junk, and at least those are natural. (And you don’t need to look it up in google to type “butter” ahem “polyricinoleate” I’m looking at you).

 

 

And of course, caramel made with real butter and cream is always tastier. Be careful when you’re making it, because there’s a high chance that you’ll end up eating it all before you put it in the bars. 

You’re warned.

Stop reading and get your ingredients ready: you could be eating a tray full of these in no time. Doesn’t that sound cool?

 

5 Ingredient No Bake Twix Bars
Yields 36
Sweet, salty, crunchy, gooey and chocolaty: perfection in candy bar form!
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Ingredients
  1. 36 sheets whole wheat crackers
For the caramel
  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 3 tablespoons 18% fat cream
For the chocolate coating
  1. 100 grams milk chocolate
  2. 100 grams dark chocolate
  3. 2 tablespoons butter
  4. 1 tablespoon 18% fat cream
Instructions
  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Disolve sugar in the 3 tbsp. cream.
  4. Whisk until it disolves and there's no lumps.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil.
  6. Let it boil for 4-5 minutes.
  7. If you're adding any extra (vanilla extract, salt, etc) add it now.
  8. Cube butter into small pieces and add it to the sugar mixture.
  9. Boil for 1 minute more and remove sauce pan from heat.
  10. Let it cool.
  11. Spread a thin layer of caramel in each cracker sheet and "glue" another on top. Do this with all of the 18 sheets.
  12. Arrange cracker sheets in a baking pan and spread remaining caramel on top.
  13. Freeze bars in the tray for 20 minutes.
  14. Melt chocolate with cream and butter and whisk until smooth and glossy.
  15. Pour chocolate on top of the bars.
  16. If it seems too much, remove excess with a rubber spatula.
  17. Freeze bars for 1 hour more, or just 30 minutes if you're feeling hungry.
  18. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can use graham crackers too.
  2. I use salty crackers sometimes and that makes these so good.
  3. You can add any extras to the caramel. Salt, vanilla and instant coffee granules are great additions.
  4. These bars are best eaten cold, and they should be kept on the freezers (they don't freeze hard!)
  5. You can use heavy cream too if you don't find the 18% one.
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Have a nice week, guys! And excuse me that I’m so late with blog-reading and answering comments. I’ll try to catch on everything once the biochem exam is done.

Consuelo

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49 thoughts on “{Makeover Mondays} 5 Ingredient No-Bake Twix Bars

  1. Trisha

    Sorry about the wordpress deleting mess! That’s a major bummer on a Monday.

    These look fabulous! I’ll take a little real butter and sugar over weird stuff I can’t pronounce any day. I haven’t been too successful with making caramel thus far, but your instructions look relatively simple, so I will have to try again!

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  2. tohercore

    Oh dear, not a great start to the week! Hopefully things start to get better from here on in :) LOVE the look of these Twix’s by the way, and a MUCH better ingredient list than the original too!

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  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Girl, you are one dangerous woman! These chocolate-y, gooey-crunchy bars look so incredibly good. I cannot wait to try a gluten free version of this all-natural treat. Yes…WP can make a girl go mad. Thanks for sharing and I hope you will have a great week ahead! xo

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  4. blahnikbaker

    I will take real butter and cream over those ingredients I can’t pronounce any day!! These bars look fabulous and will sure make any Monday amazing. BTW, I’m sorry about WP. Yikes…glad you could share these though :)

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  5. Kelly

    Aaw, sorry to hear about WP, but I’m glad you were able to share these with us :) These bars look incredible Consuelo and I love that there are so few ingredients in here. Hope you have a great week and good luck studying for your exam!:)

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  6. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness

    Ugh, I HATE when WP does that! I was victim to that this weekend too. UGH.
    I am totally with you on hating days where we have to go back to real pants, I mean, what is up with that? BUT, I think this Twix bars may make this Monday just a littttttle bit more manageable. Plus, they are like my hubbys favorite treat ev-errrrr so he is gonna go crazy. Thanks for this girl!

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  7. Monica

    Twix is one of my favorites!! So needless to say, I am all for these. They look like a great pick-me-up while studying endlessly for exams. Hope you get a break soon!

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  8. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    Grrrrrr … stupid WordPress! And why, why does WordPress always play these games when you least have time to deal with it??? Well, I’m so glad you found the time to re-do this post – what a great way to start a Monday! YUM! And you’re so right: even if these aren’t totally skinny-jeans-friendly, at least you can pronounce the ingredients! And high-five on working in whole-wheat crackers, too! What a wonderful treat! Good luck this week (but I thought that biochem exam was last week??)!

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  9. Mary Frances

    Oh no! That stinks, as if Monday needed any help being a pain. Oh well, I really enjoyed this post! I love that you pointed out healthy doesn’t have to mean low calorie, but it is about putting good quality food into our bodies. Twix are soooo good and I need a healthy alternative! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Chris @ Shared Appetite

    I totally hate it when that happens! You have a whole post ready and poof! Ugh. Sorry to hear that happened to you! But these homemade twix sound SUPER awesome! Twix is one of my faves and knowing that I can make it at home now?! SWEET!

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  11. erinsilvius

    WP failures + nasty ingredients in real twix + Mondays = bad combo. These look like the perfect fix. Love ‘em, Consuelo! Pinning!

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  12. Dolega

    Me acabo de enterar de que andabas corriendo maratones :D
    El puesto fue bueno, no te quejes. La próxima tienes que entrenar con humedad, ya verás que mejoras.
    Besazo Princesa

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  13. Yeste Lima

    ¡Qué peligro tienes, Conuelo, hija!!…. Menos mal que no los puedo comer, porque sería capaz de poner un par de kilitos en un día si me dejaran comer los que quisiera.

    Besos apretaos

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  14. Ashley

    So fun! I need to make twix bars at home! I don’t think I’ve had one in ages! Is it really bad that I would definitely eat one of these for breakfast right now???

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  15. Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    I feel your pain, It has happened to me on several occasions. I accidentally move the mouse and it changes the page, next all my work is gone. Very frustrating. Some of these twix would definitely make things better. Its kinda scary when you read all the ingredients on some packages. Better to just avoid and go homemade. Nice job!

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  16. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    oh no you DIDN’T!!!! okay first things first, we’ve all been there with WordPress, so hang in there babe – such is the life of a blogger!! secondly, I die over these! I agree, not 100% skinny, but I’ll take natural ingredients over the processed stuff anyday. And finally – maybe graham crackers bottoms? I’m thinking yes :)

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  17. Marcie@flavorthemoments

    You’ve made my Twix dreams come true…really…they’re my favorite! I imagined making salted Twix bars around Halloween and I never got around to it, so you have made my dream come true! I love that you made brown sugar caramel, too. Please send me some!

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  18. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    So sorry WordPress hasn’t been kind to you. I love a twix bar and your homemade version looks so yummy. You are right, it is much better to make your own treats. There’s no telling what all those artificial ingredients and preservatives do to us.

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