Twix Caramel Brownies

Last week we hosted a barbeque for our good family friends. I couldn’t decide what dessert to make, so I made three:) I wanted to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy, plus, you all know I love an excuse to bake:) I decided to make brownies, because brownies are always a hit at parties. I didn’t want to make plain chocolate brownies so I jazzed them up with Twix candy bars and caramel. I think that was the best decision I have made in a long time! These Twix Caramel Brownies take brownies to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Josh and I both love Twix candy bars. Crispy crunchy cookie, smooth creamy chocolate, and chewy caramel-what’s not to love? We don’t buy or eat candy bars very often, but I had to splurge for these brownies. I chopped up the candy bars into chunks. It was hard not to eat them right then and there, but I knew the brownies would be worth the wait:)

I stirred the Twix candy bar chunks into the rich, chocolaty brownie batter. Again, I wanted to just eat the brownie batter and Twix chunks with a big spoon, but I refrained. It sure was hard though!

I poured the batter into the pan and drizzled caramel sauce evenly over the brownies. If you want, you can use my homemade salted caramel sauce. It is SO good!

Next, I took a toothpick and swirled the caramel into the brownie batter. The brownies baked for about 40 minutes and that was the longest 40 minutes of my life. I love the smell of brownies baking and my chocolate craving was through the roof at this point. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of these decadent brownies.

After I impatiently let the brownies cool, I cut them into squares and placed them on a platter for the barbeque. I was going to wait until the guests arrived to try one, but temptation got the best of me. I grabbed a brownie from the platter and enjoyed every single bite. The brownies are divine. The Twix candy bar chunks add a pleasant crunch to the fudgy brownies and the caramel creates tunnels of sweet, ooey, gooey, goodness. The brownies are very rich so I was satisfied with just one…for awhile. I had to have another one at the party. I didn’t want our guests to think the brownies were unsafe to eat. I had to set a good example:)

If you are looking for a simple and fun way to jazz up the traditional brownie, try this Twix Caramel Brownie recipe.

Twix Caramel Brownies

Fudgy brownies with caramel sauce and chopped up Twix candy bars. These brownies are divine!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Twix candy bars
  • cup caramel ice cream topping or salted caramel sauce

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350ยฐF. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place butter in medium saucepan on the stove. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; stir until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir until combined. Stir in Twix candy bar chunks. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Drizzle caramel evenly over the brownies. Using a toothpick, swirl caramel into brownies. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool brownies completely in pan on a wire rack. Once cool, cut into squares and serve.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Stunning photos Maria!! i absolutely love brownies and this is a wonderful recipe. thanks for this creation, will surely try this ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Hey quick question…I made these brownies tonight, and I’ve also made your zucchini brownies…which tasted fantastic. My question is that I can’t seem to make really fudgey/chewy brownies. I follow the directions exactly, but they come out more like cake than brownies. What am I doing wrong?

  3. Just made these today. WOW! Just the brownie recipe by itself is a solidly delicious one bowl brownie, but the addition of candy bars and ice cream topping sends it wildly over the top. I baked them as is this time, but I’m already imagining the myriad of possibilities for the future: Jr. Mints and marshmallow topping, Heath Bars and caramel, I could go on and on . . . .
    Thanks for this great recipe and I love your site.

  4. These look amazing! Although, I’m just curious, what kind of cocoa powder did you use? Dutch processed, unsweetened? I can’t wait to try them:)

  5. I’m using a glass pan for these brownies, and they look great, but I just want to warn people that are going to bake them that you should probably expect to extend the baking time about 10 – 15 minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚
    BTW – They smell GREAT!:)

  6. I’m dying for some chocolate right now and these sound like they’d hit the spot. I make something similar only instead of using Twix bars I use Milky Ways. Soooo Good!

  7. I made these this weekend for hubby’s b-day party…….they were a HIT!! They were easy to make and oh so yummy!! But I hafta say……yours are a lot prettier than mine!! My brownies looked “marbled” with the caramel……but I see yours don’t have that appearance. (Does that make sense?) Anyway……they were yummy and I guess I’ll just HAVE to make these again to see if I can get mine to look like yours!! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

  8. Wow… not only do those look delicious they seem fairly simple too! Thanks for posting! FUN! PS. I’m new to your blog and all your posts look delicious!

  9. oh my god…. this is amazing… i love brownies and twix and u manage to combine them together… god help me now

  10. Bookmarked and can’t wait to try out the recipe tomorrow! Question though; would it matter if the butter’s melted by double boiling or it’d be better if melted? Cheers!

  11. These look absolutely delicious. With Halloween coming up, this could be a great idea to make for the kids. Thanks!

  12. I just made these and they’re fantastic! I didn’t have any caramel so I added chocolate chips to keep up the indulgence level. They baked up wonderfully (with a gorgeous smooth and craggy top, if that’s possible). After a bad day, I needed a perfect recipe…thank you so much!!!

  13. I can’t tell from the pictures, but what type of pan did you use when you made these–glass or nonstick? Just curious, because I have glass pans and sometimes the bake time varies. I tried making these before, but the top didn’t come out nice and flaky like yours did:(
    They were still DELICIOUS though!:)

  14. I made these tonight. THEY. ARE. AMAZING!! I have followed you for the past few years and have yet to be disappointed by anything I’ve made of yours. I tell others about your site all the time. thanks for being so good at what you do.
    Amber – in Tennessee.

  15. Ok first… Holy snot that looks perfect!
    Second, I love that you were worried about your guests’ well being so much as to sacrifice yourself in leading by example. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Third, I think that being able to wait until they were cool and cut is WAY more self control than I would have had.
    Keep up the chocolate amazingness!

  16. I made these for the second time tonight, and since I didn’t have Twix bars, I used Reeses PB cups. These were a hit too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  17. omg… i just stumbled upon these… while i’m on a no sugar challenge for 2 weeks.. and training for my first 5k. but let me tell you as SOON as that is done I WILL be eating these!

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  19. Omg these brownies were out of this world… Made them for family gathering lastnight and they were a hit. Two were left and I had to hide them for my cousin to have who hosted the party and lied to his brother and told him they were all gone!! Lol this way he could have a midnight snack! Thanks for posting! This is a keeper!

  20. I have been making this recipe of yours for a long time now, sometimes with the twix bars and caramel, sometimes with just a handful of chocolate chips instead. I had to comment that I quadrupled this recipe to make dessert for my son’s marching band. They are marching in a competition today. To say it was a hit with hungry teenagers is a huge understatement! Love this recipe! It was super simple to quadruple too!! Love your site!

    1. Hi Andrea-I am so glad you like the brownies! I hope your son’s band did well in the competition! Thanks for reading our blog!

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