My parents and twin sister came to town and stayed with us this last weekend. It was a blast and a half and we just loved having them here. We always have a great time when our family members come to stay with us. My dad celebrated his birthday last Thursday so on Friday night we decided to go out for birthday dinner at Bajio then come back to our place for dessert. I wanted to try something new so I went with these Twix Brownies. They are heaven in a bowl, let me tell you. The caramel makes them so gooey, and if you let them cool long enough the Twix bar chunks get crunchy again. But I doubt you'll be able to wait that long! These things are amazing and a great way to jazz up a brownie!
I found this idea through Pinterest over at Two Peas & Their Pod. I adapted the idea and used my own brownie recipe instead of the one with the original recipe. This is my go-to brownie recipe and it worked perfectly with the Twix bars and caramel. This recipe makes the brownies and little more cakey.
Above image via Love Your Mother Earth.
- 2 c. sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 c. butter
- 6 Tbsp cocoa
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 3-4 Twix bars (We're talking 3-4 convenient store packs, using both bars in each pack.)
- 1/3 c. (ish) of caramel ice cream topping
(I was making these with my 22-month-old son and didn't remember to take pictures till the brownie batter was finished. I looked at the bowl of battery goodness when it hit me and I said aloud, "Oh!" That explains why there are only two pictures!)
1. Cut the Twix bars into small chunks and set aside. Cream the butter and the sugar together with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer. Add the eggs, cocoa and vanilla. Slowly add the flour so it doesn't go everywhere.
4. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve by themselves or with vanilla ice cream slathered in more caramel. We did the last one.