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 photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at colormeapparel.com to keep us busy. Email me at [email protected] 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.