Here are your weekend plans: MAKE. THESE. BROWNIES.
Inspired by Twix candy bars, these rich, fudgy brownies are topped with buttery shortbread cookies, gooey caramel, and a who-cares-if-it's-bathing-suit-season chocolate ganache.
I say these are "inspired by" Twix because there are no actual Twix in the brownies. The shortbread cookies, caramel and chocolate will remind you of a Twix bar...the most decadent Twix bar ever.
A lot of desserts pass through this kitchen (have you noticed???) and I don't like to play favorites, but ohmygoshyoumustmaketheseimmediately.
After you make them, but might need to get them out of the house...especially if you have a family of three and 24 brownies are staring at you every time you're in the kitchen. I've been sending these with Jack 4 at a time in his lunchbox this week. The texts he's getting after school look something like this, "DUDE. BRING MORE BROWNIES TOMORROW." And, those are just the texts from his teachers.
The caramel layer is made with these caramel bits. Look for them near the chocolate chips. You can always use the wrapped caramels (look for those in the candy aisle), but these bits are SO much easier. You'll need two bags, but you won't use all of them.
Twix Brownies. You need them. Yes, my pants are fitting a little bit tighter this week, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
I'm sharing the recipe over on Imperial Sugar today.
Go get it.
If you're a brownies lover like I am, check out these other brownie recipes (AFTER you make the Twix brownies):