As promised, here’s my post on Savory Sweet Life’s Nutella Twix Bars. My children were happy. Very, very happy. These are amazing – and truly taste like Twix Bars (with a twist). My family and I had a fun Sunday of grilling out, going to the pool, then coming home and making these.
If you know anything about me, you know that I’m not a “sweets” lover. But when I saw this, it took me back to 9th grade summer school when I developed a deep affection for Twix because during our lunch break we could eat:Nasty grilled “chicken” sandwiches from the snack bar (disgusting)
Nasty “cheeseburgers” from the snack bar (disgusting)
Something from the vending machine
Yes, I went to summer school. Don’t judge.
On a more serious note, Sunny and I have rescheduled our online bake sale for the disaster victims. The new date is July 1st. Please, please join us in raising money for these unfortunate families that need so much. You will be doing what you love and helping others at the same time. Click here to visit our Ingredient Challenge Monday website to see more details.
For the auction, I will be sending the winner a box of 24 of these delicious little candy bars.
Salted Nutella Twix BarsAdapted from Savory Sweet Life.
1 bag caramels, unwrapped
1 bag pretzel sticks (I couldn’t find the large rods so I went with the skinny ones – they worked)
1 12 oz bag milk chocolate chips
Heat several caramels in a microwave safe bowl and heat on medium for about 10 seconds. They should be good and pliable, but not melty. Do the same for the chocolate chips, but increase the time to 30 seconds, stir and heat on medium about 30 seconds at a time – stirring in between – until melted.
Now, start by flattening a caramel until it’s oblong shaped. Get a few pretzel sticks in your hand (if you use the skinny ones get 3) and mold the caramel over the pretzels. I kind of wrapped the caramel around it some to make it bind together. Spread some nutella on the top, then using a big fork dunk into the melted chocolate. Very carefully toss it around to coat, then place it on wax paper.
Sprinkle with sea salt. Continue until you have the amount of candy you want. We did some with salt and some without.
Alice, you’re a genius.
JorieJune 15, 2011 at 4:03 PM
You’re speaking my language! I’ve always loved chocolate covered pretzels so adding caramel sounds like an excellent idea.
[email protected]June 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM
We love dipping those big pretzel rods in chocolate around the winter holidays but these bars will be fabulous any time of the year. Really you could use any size or shape of pretzels. Gotta try ’em.
AlexandraJune 1, 2011 at 3:39 PM
OOH I am a sweets lover! So these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!!!
Vicki BensingerMay 31, 2011 at 8:24 PM
These sound simple and delicious. What a yummy snack! Thanks for sharing.
Happy When Not HungryMay 31, 2011 at 8:15 PM
Wow these look amazing!!!! I can tell why your kids were so happy you made these! 🙂
[email protected]May 31, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Oooooh I bet these are amazing…I want some!! NOW!
SunnyB @andloveittooMay 31, 2011 at 6:39 PM
Oh my. I may have to place a bid on these just for my husband. I must figure out how to make these GF/DF. Yum!