Chocolate Caramel Cookie Candy Bars

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Yield: 40bars
  • About This Recipe

    “Similar to purchased candy bars.”

    Ingredients

  • 35Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 1 (40count) boxes Nabisco Lorna Doone shortbread cookie
  • 2 (12ounce) bags milk chocolate chips
  • Directions

  • Combine the caramels with the water in a small p an and melt over low heat. Place the shortbread cookies side by side on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon a dab of caramel onto each cookie. Then place all the cookies in the refrigerator until the caramel firms up.
  • In the meantime, in a double boiler over low heat, melt the chocolate chips.
  • You may also use the microwave for melting the chocolate. Just zap the chips for 1 minute on high, stir, then zap ’em for another minute. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator.
  • rest each one on a fork and dip it into the chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the pan or bowl to knock off any excess chocolate. Then place each one on a sheet of waxed paper and let them cool at room temperature (65-70F). This could take several hours, but the bars will set best this way.
  • If you want to speed up the process, put the candy in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Makes 40 bars.
  • – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTES :Substitute 1 cup of peanut butter sweetened with 1/2 cuppowdered sugar for the caramels.
  • The peanut-butter mixture will be of a consistency that allows you to spread it on the shortbread cookies with your fingers.
  • Follow the rest of the directions exactly.
  • Reviews

  • “These were a huge hit at my party last night.Everyone raved about them.I used whipping cream instead of water when melting the caramels and instead of dipping the cookies in chocolate I had my brother just drizzle it over the tops, they turned out fantastically!Thanks for the recipe!”

  • “Yummy.Definitely reminded me of a twix.I did both the peanut butter and the caramel.”

  • “I needed something “Twix” like for a Secret Santa gift to a co-worker. Decided to give this a try. It was very easy. Even easier, since I was lazy and didn’t dip them in the chocolate, just spooned melted chocolate on top. I used only one bag of chips as a result.Half the batch went to my Secret Santa partner, half stayed at home for DH. Both were eaten and praised.”

  • “This recipe was very easy to make and the taste is also good.I made it by the recipe and found the caramel to be too soft even after refrigerating overnight.I will make this again using 1/2 the amount of water.”

  • “These cookies taste just like a Twix bar. Imade them late last night and they sat out on the counter all night which gave the chocolate enough time to set. They look great and are delicious, thanks for posting.:)”

  • “These are very easy and quite yummy treats.They do taste much like a Twix candybar…and it is one of my absolute favorites.I altered the recipe procedure and application of the chocolate slightly, though.I placed the cookies on a wire rack that fit inside a large cookie sheet.I topped them with a dollop of the melted caramel and let the excess caramel run over the edges (through the rack and onto the cookie sheet…less surface to stick to when set).When the caramel was set, I made sure that I each cookie was free of the drips and could easily be lifted from the rack…I used a knife to trim any excess caramel from the sides.I then spread a spoonful of the melted chocolate on top of the caramel covered cookies, instead of dipping them.The excess chocolate again dripped through the rack onto the cookie sheet.My cookies resembled little turtles with the shortbread cookie as the base instead of pecans.Everyone loved them, and my plate was empty when I returned home from a game night with friends.”

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