Now that the temperature has dropped so much (HELP!) and the holidays are here (YAY!), I’ve had an inexplicable urge to bake and cook, and then bake and cook some more. I always love to cook (did you know I went to culinary school? why, yes, I did), but I don’t really like to bake. You need all the patience for that and, well, that’s simply not my strong suit. I’d much rather change things up as I go and make my own creations. But the chilly weather has me craving all the goodies. So yesterday I made homemade Twix Bars.
It’s admittedly kind of a pain in the you know what. It’s a process… It’s a delicious process, but do this on a day when you have plenty of time. You don’t want to rush through this one. Also, the directions aren’t that great (IMO), so learn from my mistake. Don’t take the shortbread out of the baking pan when they say remove to a wire rack. Put that baking pan on the wire rack, but don’t take the shortbread out. It makes your caramel go sort of everywhere. I managed, but I would have had a gooier layer of caramel—and who doesn’t love a gooier layer of caramel?