Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Salted Twix Bars

Need a delicious dessert? Give these a try!

The Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 12 tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp molasses (or substitute additional corn syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • kosher or sea salt
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

The Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment, leaving a 3-inch overhang on two sides.

Using a mixer, beat sugar & 6 tablespoons butter in a large bowl until light & fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low & gradually add flour, mixing until fully incorporated. Using floured fingers, press dough into prepared pan. Bake until set & golden brown at edges, 16-18 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine condensed milk, corn syrup, molasses & 5 tablespoons butter. Stirring occasionally, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, about 8 minutes. Gently simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened & pale golden brown, 5-7 minutes more. Remove from heat & whisk in vanilla & 1/4 teaspoon salt. Immediately spread the mixture over the crust. Refrigerate until set, about 30-45 minutes.

Place chocolate & remaining tbsp of butter in a microwave-safe bowl; heat on high until beginning to melt, about 30 seconds. Stir until mixture is melted & smooth. Spread over caramel & sprinkle lightly with kosher or sea salt. Refrigerated until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 1-inch squares.

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