Twix Brownies

by Jamie on May 4, 2012

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Brownies. As you may have noticed, I’ve developed a serious thing for them. Although I may not be the most enthusiastic chocolate consumer around, brownies have stolen my heart and become my newest baking addiction. There’s just something about decadent brownies stuffed with bits of candy bars that makes me a little weak in the knees.

Brian’s recently developed a little addiction of his own in the form of Twix candy bars. With the golden wrapped bars of caramel goodness filling our candy dish, it was only a matter time before they made their way into the center of thick, rich brownie batter.

Baked to ooey gooey perfection, the Twix cookie layer added just the right amount of crunch. And since I’ve never been good at leaving well enough alone, I had to take these over the top with a drizzle of melted caramel candies. And if you’re feeling a little indulgent, serve them warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – not that I did that or anything.

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Twix Brownies

May 4th, 2012

Yield: 12 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
12 Fun Size Twix Bars, each cut into thirds

For the Caramel

10 individually wrapped caramel candies (I used Kraft)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour; stir until just combined.

4. Spread 1/2 the batter into prepared pan. Add an even layer of chopped Twix candy bars and cover with remaining 1/2 of brownie batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes; do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Just before serving, cut brownies and prepare the caramel sauce.

6. To make the caramel, place the caramels and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments until the caramels begin to melt; stir frequently. Continue warming and stirring the caramels until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Drizzle over each brownie and serve immediately.

Notes:

- The brownies are very fudgy, make sure you allow them to cool completely before cutting into them.
- Take these brownies to another level by serving them topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


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Olivia July 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Made these for a picnic yesterday. so good….

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Marissa July 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

These look amazing! Question: the instructions say “serve immediately.” Is there any way to store these?

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Jamie July 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

Marissa-
The brownies need to cool completely for serving and will last up to 2 days. Once you top them with the caramel, you’ll want to serve them immediately. Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Vannessa @ Wordchef's Corner October 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I, too, am a sucker for ooey gooey chewy brownies. These look fantastic! Especially the caramel… :)

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Nicole November 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

WHAT THE WHAT?!!!!!!

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marla November 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

These look amazing ~ especially with all of that caramel sauce!

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Rebecca Elliott November 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Holy cow! These look positively sinful! Can’t wait to try them. Great post!

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Nicole November 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

This is awesome! I am dotting this to StuffDOT under my the recipes that I love.

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Dorothy March 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

This looks amazing!

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Mirna March 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Yummy twin cake

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Dani August 27, 2014 at 11:28 pm

would using our own brownie mix work just as well? these look delicious1

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Jamie August 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Hi Dani,
You could use a brownie mix and add in the Twix bars but you may get a different texture or type of brownie, depending on the mix. I hope this helps!

-Jamie

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sam September 1, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Hi, what else could you use for the caramel? I dont know where sells Kraft candy bars?
Thanks

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Jamie September 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Sam-
You can find caramel bits or caramel candies at most supermarkets. Thanks for stopping by.
Jamie

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