Twix Caramel Cookie Bars-chocolate chip cookie bars loaded with Twix candy bars and a drizzle of caramel. Dessert heaven!
Before we talk about Twix Caramel Cookie Bars, I have some exciting news to share! Tomorrow I am flying to New York City with Land O’ Lakes. I am going to be on the TODAY show with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Thursday! I just found out on Friday so I am rushing around like a mad woman trying to get ready for my trip. I have to find something to wear, I need a manicure, and a haircut! I am a little nervous, but I am mostly excited because I get to be on with two of my blogging friends, Ree and Bridget. Make sure you tune in on Thursday to see our cooking segment!
Ok, now let’s talk dessert. Do you still have Easter candy lingering around? We really didn’t buy Caleb much Easter candy, but the after Easter sales got me. I stocked up on Cadbury Mini Eggs, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Twix candy bars. I can’t resist a good sale on all of my favorite candies. Plus, I have been craving Twix bars like mad! I guess this baby has a sweet tooth like his mama:)
I used some of our Twix Candy Bars to create a spectacular dessert, Twix Caramel Cookie Bars. That’s right, a chocolate chip cookie bar with Twix candy bars AND salted caramel sauce. Is your mouth watering yet? 🙂
If you don’t have leftover Easter candy lying around, you are excused to go to the grocery store to buy some Twix candy bars. This recipe is worth the extra trip to the store. Trust me!
The hardest part about this recipe is chopping up the candy bars and NOT eating them all. It took some major will power to save the Twix candy bars for the cookie bars.
The cookie bars have chocolate chips and chopped up Twix candy bars. You can never have too much chocolate:)
I also drizzled salted caramel sauce over the bars before baking. I used a toothpick to swirl the caramel into the bars. I used our homemade salted caramel sauce, but you can use store bought caramel sauce if you want. I like Trader Joe’s salted caramel sauce when I am in a pinch.
I sprinkled a little sea salt over the bars and put them in the oven to bake! I counted down the minutes until I could dive into the pan of cookie bars.
I cut myself a big fat cookie bar and decided I mine as well go ALL out and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and extra caramel sauce. I was in dessert heaven! I loved the big chunks of Twix candy bars and swirl of salted caramel sauce!
Make Twix Caramel Cookie Bars and join me in dessert heaven. It is a magical place. Beware, you will never want to leave:)
Twix Caramel Cookie Bars
- 2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 12 tablespoons butter melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chopped Twix candy bars
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
- Sea salt for sprinkling over bars
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the melted butter and sugars together until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix on low, just until combined. Stir in the chopped Twix candy bars and chocolate chips.
- Pour cookie dough into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. Drizzle caramel sauce over the bars. Swirl caramel sauce into the cookie bars with a toothpick. Use a knife to smooth over the bars and spread in the caramel. Sprinkle cookie bars very lightly with sea salt.
- Bake cookie bars for 30-35 minutes or until the top of the bars are light golden brown and the edges start to pull away from the pan. Cool bars on a wire rack to room temperature. Cut bars into squares and serve.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Wow, these cokie bars look so moist and fudgy! I wish I could grab one 🙂
Who wouldn’t love these? Twix in a cookie bar, that sounds so delicious!
CONGRATS on the today show! That’s so awesome!! 🙂
And these cookies bars? The perfect way to celebrate! I will definitely join you in dessert heaven….I can guarantee I won’t be leaving with these babies for a while! Pinned!
These bars look amazing! I love all the caramel 🙂
Congratulations on the show. Have fun. Being in Italy Twix is one of the few American chocolate bars that we get, so thanks for sure I’m going to give these a try. @anitalianinmykitchen.com
What a combo!! Need these babies today 🙂 Happy Monday!
Oh my goodness! Chewy bars are one of my favorites. Congrats on the Today Show. 🙂
Have FUN on your trip!! These bars look totally delish.
Setting the DVR, congratulations!
Love Twix, must try these bars! 🙂
I heart Twix!!! These look fantastic.
And cannot WAIT to see you on Today!!! (And see you soon!) 🙂
WHAT??? OMG Congratulations!! This is huge!!
How exciting to be on the Today Show, I’ll be watching! These bars look and sound fantastic and it would take tons of willpower from me as well not to nibble on the Twix candies while I cut them. Congrats on your TV appearance!
These cookie bars look fantastic! LOVE the Twix in there!
Congrats on the Today Show!!! These look AMAZING! Perfect use of leftover/on sale candy 🙂
Congratulations on the Today Show! Very exciting! These cookie bars look so crazy delicious…these are my favorite candy. Pinning now!
That is so exciting, the Today Show!! Love these cookie bars, so irresistible!
So much congrats on the TODAY show segment! That’s awesome! And these bars, I mean… whoa. I need them.
First off, congrats on the TODAY show thing!! Second, these bars look ridiculously amazing!! Good luck on Thursday!! xo
I’m all over this, Maria. Twix is one of my favorite candy bars.
First, these bars look utterly delicious!!!
Congrats on the Today show! I’m sure you’ll look fine:)
The Twix Cookie Bars look yum! I’ll have to try them though my willpower isn’t much these days…lol
Checked out Bridget’s blog…don’t know why I wasn’t following her before but can I just say YUM!….
You are going to knock it out of the park!! CONGRATS!!!! And I’ll take 47 of these bars, please?
Congratulations Maria!! SO exciting! And these Twix cookie bars look like the perfect way to celebrate!
These look amazingly yummy, and I do have left over twix Easter candy…looks like the snow keeping us inside was sent to give a reason to bake 🙂 Congrats on the show, I will be tuning in!
This is over the top in such an amazing way! I think I gained 5 pounds just reading this post. Looks incredible!
These look just amazing! Love twix so much, but I never seem to catch them on sale. I had a major sweet tooth when I was pregnant and breathed a sigh of relief when I passed my gestational diabetes test. That would have been torture to abstain from sugar! Congrats on your today show appearance!
Two comments – YUM and the DVR is set!
Gorgeous bars, I love twix!
I love Twix! I cannot wait to see you on Kathy Lee and Hoda! OMGOMGOMG Congratulations!
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Congratulations on the Today Show!! That’s incredible!! Also – Twix are my fave candy bar of all time – these cookie bars look delicious!
First of all congratulations on your gig! Secondly, you are bad—-real bad.
OMG these have got to be over the top and totally addicting. Of course I
have to try them. Laughing—-
What can you use if you can’t find salted caramel sauce?
Congrats!!! That’s awesome news 🙂 You will rock it! And these bars look so decadent and to die for!
OMG! these are so cool!! ok, it’s almost 2 am here in England and if there were any store open I would go out in a sec to buy twix… gotta wait tomorrow! 🙁
AWESOME MARIA!!!!! Congratulations, you are a star!!! 🙂
YUM!! You can’t go wrong with caramel cookie bars and lots of Twix!
Oh my goodness that is so exciting! I can’t wait to see you on Kathy Lee and Hoda! I might have to make some of these for breakfast while I watch the show!
Awesome photos and this is a must try for me as Twix is just about my favorite chocolate bar. Thanks 🙂
Oh my gosh! So exciting! I’ll be setting my DVR! And these bars. Swoon.
How exciting! Good luck!
Twix are one of my all time favourite chocolate bars, right up there with Snickers. These look completely amazing!
Oh my gosh, congrats!! So exciting and I will be watching! The bars?? Soo good looking!
Oh my god, so exciting about you being on the Today show! I’m marking my calendar right now!
Wow, these look so so good!!
This receipe calls for salted or unsalted butter?
And congrats on the Today show – I am sure it went fabulously 😉
These bars are destined to be a favorite everywhere!!
These look and sound amazing!!
Congratulations on the Today show! I have it on my DVR to watch. I’m sure you were awesome!
How fun to see you on the show today!!! These bars look completely tempting. Twix is one of my favorite candy bars!
Hi! I’ve never commented on this site before, but I have been following you for a couple of months now.
Congrats on your t.v. appearance. I kept on checking my nbc to see when u were on. It was nice to see u on. I think ur baby bump is so cute. 🙂 And those scones looked very delish.
All the best!
Twix are one of my favorites, love this creation!
great use of twix. yum!
I watched the segment. How fun!! And these bars. Amazing!!
Woweeeeee!! This pure biscuity-bar bliss!! And the pic with the ice cream…drop dead deliciousness. Thanks for the idea! 🙂
Have just made this Twix slice and it turned out beautifully. I did have to adjust temperature on my convection oven as 325F/150c was way too slow,( I wasn’t sure if that was the temp for fan forced ovens?) so upped temp to 170c which is the usual temp I cook my bars & slices at. Hubby has given it the thumbs up, he is eating it whilst it is still very hot straight out of oven! I substituted raw sugar for the granulated sugar, chopped up white choc melts in place of milk chips and used a brandy caramel sauce I had hiding in cupboard.
Does anyone know if this can be frozen as it turned out far bigger than I imagined and don’t want hubby to snuffle through the whole tray, as I don’t eat chocolate.
Thanks for another great recipe!
Thanks for the recipe! Do these bars freeze well?
Could I half this recipe to be put into an 8×8 pan? Also any other ways/ideas to use up leftover salted caramel sauce?
Yes, you can half the recipe. Search our site for salted caramel and you will find lots of ideas:) Enjoy!
My 6-7-11 yr olds loved this!
My dvr is set – can’t wait to see you on TODAY!
Made this for a friend’s birthday and it was raved about the entire night! Easy, quick, and delicious!
I think one needs to leave out te baking soda. I got a cake in stead of a cookie. Such a shame…
I haven’t tried this yet, but boy do I want to and can’t wait until I do. I was wondering if these will ship well and what would be the best way to ship them?