Fudgy homemade Twix caramel brownies stuffed with chopped up Twix candy bars and topped with an easy, creamy caramel sauce. If you like Twix candy bars, you’ll love these!
Attention all Twix candy bar lovers! Boy, have I got a treat for you today!
We’re talkin’, a chocolate-in-your-face, ooey-gooey-sticky-caramel-sauce-all-over-your-fingers, and cookie-crunch-in-every-single-bite. Insane. This should totally be illegal!
And it’s just in time for the long weekend, so you can make and share these treats with family and friends. Although, I will say, it’s kind of hard to part with these fudgy brownies. One bite of these brownies and you’ll reconsider sharing. Giving chocolate away is not for the faint of heart.
Twix candy bars have been my most favorite ever since I can remember. So when you chop them up and throw them into a fresh batch of homemade brownie batter that’s slathered with melty, warm caramel sauce. Things. get. real.
I promise you, Pinky and The Brain + Twix + caramel fudgy brownies could rule the world!
I made the brownie layer from scratch. If you’re short on time and still want to enjoy this treat, just use a boxed mix instead. But DO make these at least once from scratch. Trust me. They’re mind-blowing. Like KA-BOOM!
Brownies are basically a few ingredients: butter, chocolate (powder and/or solid), flour, sugar, and eggs. I use a combination of powder and solid chocolate to make these extra chocolatey. Also, i’ve used bittersweet chocolate in my brownies. But, these aren’t like dark chocolate brownies by any means, they’re just the right amount of sweetness. Adding semisweet chocolate with caramel sauce makes these brownies super, as in SUPER sweet. If you’re all for that, go for it!
These brownies are also, fudgy and dense. They aren’t cake-like. I prefer my brownies to be chewy, dense and fudgy. Under-baked brownies are totally my thing. Fudgy brownies are achieved by using less flour and more chocolate in the recipe. The more flour you use, the more cake-like your brownies. Hence, the small amount of flour called for in this recipe.
The caramel sauce in this recipe is super smooth and creamy. I didn’t make this caramel sauce from scratch. That would take some time. Instead, I zapped a few caramel chews with a couple tablespoons of heavy cream, that’s it! Quick. Easy. Salty. Sweet. Caramel. We use this caramel in two places, once with a few swirls, baked right into the brownie. And second, we smear the caramel on once the brownies are baked. The caramel that’s baked, hardens just slightly and becomes slightly chewy. To enhance that caramel flavor, i’ve used SALTED butter in this recipe. That’s exactly why we aren’t using any salt. Fear not, it’s not a mistake.
I keep these brownies in the fridge to avoid the caramel sauce from running in this 1,000 degree weather we have in Texas. Just let the brownies come back to room temp if you do store them in the fridge. If it’s not hot where you live, they are fine at room temp.
If you want to indulge a tad bit more than the rest of us, serve these brownies with a big ol’ dollop of vanilla ice cream and it’s the best way to cool down. One bite, and you’ll be transported to a chocolatey galaxy. So addicting!
And remember, sharing is caring. Yes, even though it’s hard.