Saturday, October 3, 2009
Click on picture to enlarge. Just don't drool on your keyboard.These are by far the most dangerous things I have ever made. This afternoon, while watching The Food Network, I happened to see these yummy creations being put together. They looked so easy, and I knew I had the ingredients lurking in my pantry. I thought this would be a good use for part of the chocolate I just happened to buy last night at Kmart with a double coupon, so I got to work.
These are called Millionaire's Shortbread, but you just need to think "Twix Bar". They taste exactly like a caramel Twix. They really were easy to make, and in case you truly are drooling now, click here for the recipe. I put mine in a bigger pan than the recipe calls for, so mine are a bit thinner. ( I can eat more that way, right?) As I was looking around on the web at different recipes, I saw that some had really fat layers. That could be deadly. The recipe calls for "good quality" milk chocolate, but I have only met one type of chocolate that I don't like. These were made with Hershey's Kisses, melted in the microwave for about 2 minutes. The only other adjustment I made to the recipe, is that I lined my pan with parchment paper instead of using butter and flour. Only thing I might need to do better, is cook the caramel layer just a little bit longer. See it oozing out of the edges. Although, oozing caramel is not necessarily a bad thing.
I can think of much worse.
Next time I make them I am going to find a way to make a peanut butter layer in the middle instead of the caramel and I will have my very favorite Twix Bar. I am wondering if just peanut butter, straight up would work. Well, that might slide off. Maybe I will a bit of peanut butter to the caramel while it cooks, and make sure it is cooked long enough. Then it will be a gooey-caramel-peanut butter layer.
I am taking some to church tomorrow to share with my high school group of girls. They are just too dangerous to leave them all here. Let me know if you make them, or if you really are drooling.