Brownies, again – Twix Brownies?!?! Yes, I know I have a problem! I just can’t help myself. But really, I have been thinking about this particular brownie for quite some time now. Was anything wrong with Twix candy bars before they met the brownie? Nope, not really, and yet somehow taking the creamy caramel filling, crunchy cookie base, and delicious chocolate topping and combining them with a rich chewy brownie layer some how transforms both desserts into one super decadent treat. Give them a try. You’re gonna love them!
- 1 (12.8 oz.) package of Simply Sandies Shortbread Cookies
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1 box of brownie mix
- Ingredients called for in directions on back of box
- 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
- 1 (14 oz.) bag of caramels
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 (11.5 oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Grease bottom of 9x13-inch baking pan. For easier cutting, line the pan with foil first. Using a food processor, pulse cookies until they resemble sand. In a medium bowl, melt 6 Tablespoons butter. Add cookie crumbs, stirring until all crumbs are moist. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
- Prepare brownie batter as directed on the back of the box, mixing 1/4 cup hot fudge ice cream topping into brownie batter (straight from the jar, unheated). Pour batter on top of cookie crust and bake as directed. If baking at a high altitude, don't forget to follow special instructions. Cool.
- Place caramels and cream in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until caramels are melted smooth and creamy, stirring constantly. Pour over cooled brownies. Try to spread the caramel evenly across the brownie surface while pouring to make spreading easier. Let cool until set. You can quicken this by sticking the brownies in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
- Melt chocolate, butter, and cream together in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until melted and creamy. Pour over cooled caramel layer. Again, cover as much of the brownies as possible while pouring to make spreading easier. Cool. If you are in a hurry pop them in the fridge for a bit. Cut and enjoy.
- If you don't have any cream on hand, and don't want to purchase for such a small amount, just use milk. Things will still turn out deliciously. I bet no one even notices, unless you tell them.
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Truthfully, I’m not sure I’m over brownies yet. Tell me, what’s your favorite brownie like?