The original Twix candy bar—a cookie finger topped with caramel and milk chocolate—was first produced in the U.K. in 1967, then introduced to the States in 1979. In the last three decades there has been several spin-offs, including the Cookies-n-Creme Twix and White Chocolate Twix, but the original version remains king.

The gooey, caramel-filled, chocolate-coated candy has undoubtedly inspired more than a few homemade variations. Follow Food52‘s refined recipe for homemade Twix bars below to step your candy-bar game up to the next level.

Homemade Twix Bars

Makes 12 candy bars


  • Unsalted butter, softened, for the pan
  • ½ stick salted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cup (10½ ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
  • One 14-ounce bag caramels (about 2 cups, or 50 caramels)
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half


Get the instructions and view the full recipe here.

The finished product looks almost like the real thing, and it tastes even better.

Photo: SocialCafe Magazine

Photo: SocialCafe Magazine

This article and recipe originally appeared on Food52