{Makeover Mondays} 5 Ingredient No-Bake Twix Bars

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 Comments

  • Reply Trisha January 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    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!

  • Reply tohercore January 20, 2014 at 12:58 am

    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!

  • Reply atasteofmadess January 20, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Oh no, that sucks!! It can only go up from here 😉
    Twix bars are one of my favorite chocolate bars, I would love to make this right now!!

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 20, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Oh boy, sorry to hear about your problems with WordPress. But so glad that you were able to share these twix bars with us because they look amazing!

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 20, 2014 at 3:16 am

    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

  • Reply blahnikbaker January 20, 2014 at 3:29 am

    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 :)

  • Reply Kelly January 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

    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!:)

  • Reply Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    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!

  • Reply Monica January 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    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!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven January 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    WordPress seriously has a mind of its own! Glad you were able to reproduce and share this deliciousness with us!

  • Reply Melanie @ Carmel Moments January 20, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Whoa! They look yummy. I love the fact that you used whole wheat crackers. I must try!

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens January 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    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??)!

  • Reply Danguole January 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    WordPress is such a monster sometimes!

    These look incredible though–and I’m with you, I’ll take mine without mononitrates, please!

  • Reply Mary Frances January 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    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!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl January 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Oh my, I want like 2 of these. Ok lying, I want 6 of these to start. These are insane (in a great way!).

  • Reply Gintare @Gourmantine January 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been having mishaps, those bars do look phenomenal though!

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely January 20, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Twix bar is my favorite candy bar too. Gotta love that crunch! These have got to be SO much better for you than a real Twix bar. And sorry wordpress deleted your post, that’s the worst!

  • Reply josefinetm January 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Oh, yummy yummy. I love easy sweets 😀
    And how annoying wordpress deleted your post. I hate when electronics don’t want to do the same things as you do :(

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry January 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Twix bars are the one candy I cannot live without. Now with this recipe, I can make them at home!

  • Reply What Jessica Baked Next January 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! I actually attempted to make a homemade giant twix a few weeks ago at my catering college. Homemade actually tastes so much better! Will have to try your recipe soon :)

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    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!

  • Reply erinsilvius January 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

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

  • Reply Dolega January 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm

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

  • Reply Laurel y Menta January 20, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Consuelo, estas barritas tienen un aspecto maravilloso. Son adictivas no? No puede ser de otra manera. Nos encantan.
    Toda la suerte del mundo en tu exámen.
    Un besito.

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita January 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    So annoying when WordPress does that! It’s happened to me a number of times. These bars though…omg, I need them! They look so good. Pinned!

  • Reply Yeste Lima January 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    ¡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

  • Reply huntfortheverybest January 21, 2014 at 2:30 am

    they look yummy!

  • Reply Ashley January 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    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???

  • Reply Joanne January 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    UGH mondays, but YUM homemade trix with real life ingredients!!

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods January 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    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!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes January 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    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 :)

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour January 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I love the idea of making homemade candy bars..so much healthier and delicious!

  • Reply Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes January 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    These looks too good to be true!

  • Reply Marcie@flavorthemoments January 22, 2014 at 3:55 am

    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!

  • Reply anecdotesandapples January 22, 2014 at 5:10 am

    So sorry about wordpress. How frustrating! But these bars? Well, these bars look divine! Thank you for sharing them.

  • Reply Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner January 22, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Twix is one of my favorite candy bars… love the combo. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife January 22, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Twix bars are my favorite, but I hate that they don’t have a dark chocolate one. BOOM! Now I can make my own. Love.

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen January 22, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen January 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    These look delicious Consuelo – and I love that they are so easy! And, don’t worry that you’re behind on blog comments – me too! It must be the year! Have a wonderful week! Good luck with your biochem exam!

  • Reply Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen January 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    These look soooo good! Love twix bars – such a great idea to make your own! Yum yum yum!

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes January 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    YES!! This looks sooo good!! And WP seems to be so randomly emo and kill posts UGH! Anyway, good thing we have this to make up for it! :)

  • Reply Kiran @ KiranTarun.com January 23, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Technology can be so unreliable. Glad you are able to post this deliciousness :)

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment January 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I love that you’ve used whole wheat crackers here, Consuelo! I love a twix bar but I have no doubt your homemade version tastes wayyyyy better. You just can’t beat real cream and butter!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker January 23, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    How come I have only just taken these on board – you posted Monday and I’m only registering these Thursday night!! These look perfect!! I’ll be the most popular mum if I make these. Love them, yum!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner January 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Twix are my favorite candy bar! Loving these. :)

  • Reply Linden January 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    What kind of crackers do you use?

    • Reply Consuelo January 28, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      I use Tux whole grain crackers, but I think graham crackers would work perfectly as well! xx

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