ridiculously naughty desserts // homemade twix bars - Color Me Meg

ridiculously naughty desserts // homemade twix bars

twix copycat bar recipe

truth be told,

i have only have a few constant cravings this time around.

some i will have for a few days here and there, and then after buying costco-sized amounts of said craving, within days we are laughing at how i refuse to go near it… the list of those is long.

one constant is of course rainbow sherbet. cc laughs cause nearly every night, after B is finally locked in his room {a topic for another day perhaps}, he goes to get us both some ice cream. we finally just bought the large plastic jug of sherbet and admitted it. i won’t go near any other kind of ice cream right now. only fruity…

in fact, most chocolate isn’t on my radar right now…
but for some reason, twix has been. for months!

i saw this recipe and thought, not doing it.
so i have purchased myself a few candy bars {unheard of, i know}
in the last few…

each time i heard narration from willy wonka in my head {“they were crazy for chocolate,
buying it up everywhere…”} like i am in some weird twilight zone and can’t stop myself…

anyway, this week, i went for it.

guys, these are so easy it’s stupid.

and though not a whole lot better for me,
they taste better, and look a little less…. guilty…?

…no, not true.

but perfect to take to a party or potluck, or make into actual twix like these and bring to a friend as a gift…

{and as i’m posting this, i found an even easier version- i’ll have to try it too and post soon}

twix copycat recipe 2

homemade twix bars

homemade twix bars


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups caramel, cut into small chunks {i used 2 16 oz kraft caramels}
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 3 cups chocolate chips {i used 1/2 semi-sweet 1/2 milk chocolate}

what to do

crust – mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in your mixer. add in flour until a dough. {will be a bit crumbly.} press into a greased 9×13, prick with a fork multiple times, and bake at 300 degrees for about 30-35 minutes {until a hint brown}. run a knife around the edge to loosen it once it comes out and let it cool to room temp.

caramel – heat caramel and cream on medium heat in a sauce pan until completely melted. pour over cooled crust. put in the fridge for about 30 minutes until set.

chocolate – heat in a microwave bowl at 10-15 second intervals {stirring in between} until completely melted. pour over caramel layer and refrigerate until firm. {or, cut the other layers in bars and dip em to look more like twix bars… though it might take lots more chocolate}

recipe from high heels & grills


twix copycat recipe


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

4 comments on ridiculously naughty desserts // homemade twix bars

  1. Aaron Smyth
    June 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm (5 years ago)

    This is amazing. You've just changed my life.

  2. Lisa Longley
    June 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm (5 years ago)

    These look delicious Meg! My pregnancy carvings are really weird! Number one, Jimmy John's Italian Vito. Once a week. Number two, hot fudge sundaes. As many as possible, please. Number three, cherries. And number three is my junk food lover. Go figure.

  3. Jenn
    July 6, 2013 at 3:46 am (5 years ago)

    Hey Meg, I wanted to tell you that I am so excited to be co-hosting the upcoming giveaway with you. You are such an awesome writer and I love reading your posts!! It's going to be so much fun. P.S. The Twix bars look fabulous.