Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Chocolate Week: Twix Caramel Brownies

Bear with my story here because I made these in November...

For Halloween 2012, my husband was out of town and it was bitterly cold and raining. I decided that I would not take the kids trick-or-treating. I had that task two years ago while my husband was deployed and it was the worst Halloween ever. The kids weren't too upset about it. We had gone to a festival where they dressed up in their costumes the Friday before. My son was just over the flu and my daughter and I both had it. So we all felt pretty miserable anyways. To remedy our lack of candy, I picked up about five bags of candy.

Then I was a little overwhelmed with how much candy we had. I decided to make sweets with whatever I had on hand with the candy. I went with Twix bars because I was on a Twix binge. I had this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod in my recipe binders and decided that it was the right choice. I brought this to a steering meeting and got the big compliment, "I'm afraid these brownies aren't very good. Let me take them off your hands for you." :) I always love when I get that...and it's good sarcasm! They were ooey, gooey, chewy, caramely, and had a delicious crunch of Twix in between all of that.

Twix Caramel Brownies - Ooey, gooey, chewy #brownies with a crunch of Twix!

What you need:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Twix candy bars, chopped
  • 1/3 cup caramel topping

Melt butter and stir in sugar and vanilla. 
Add eggs one at a time, then add cocoa.

Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to wet ingredients.

Stir in Twix bars and pour batter into a foil-lined, greased 9x13" pan.

Drizzle caramel topping over the batter and using a toothpick, swirl the caramel.

Bake at 350* for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool. 
Pull brownies out of pan using foil and cut into squares.

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Heather Fox said...

Holy cow those look awesome! Ha ha you would do this to me when I am trying oh so hard to eat well.

Melissa {Persnickety Plates} said...

So I read this post before bed last night then had a dream that we hung out & baked together. Is that creepy? haha we had fun :)

Amy said...

Oh my! These look AMAZING! What I wouldn't give for one of those about now!

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

These look A M A Z I N G !! THANKS for sharing! Pinned ;)


Unknown said...

Twix and brownies are DH's favorite 2 things! I'm going to make these soon! I'd love for you to share this recipe at my party.