I’ve partnered with MARS and Collective Bias to create these 4-Layer TWIX Dessert Bars. They’re loaded with chocolate, caramel and of course TWIX Bites…the perfect combination for a fun summer dessert!
There were always a few things I could count on when I was a kid growing up in Charleston, SC. For starters, my sister’s troll doll collection. I could always count on her to be carrying that collection somewhere. And I could count on the fact that I was not allowed to touch or even look at them…unless I paid her 25¢. Bummer. I could also always count on my Mom keeping a stash of TWIX mini-candy bars hidden somewhere in the kitchen. TWIX is one of her favorite candy bars, so I knew we always had some stashed away somewhere. Even when she started hiding them, I would still find ’em. Kids are sneaky (or perhaps stubborn?) like that! To this day, TWIX remain one of my favorite candy bars, and I often keep a stash hidden somewhere in the house. I guess we really do turn into our parents as we grow up. (Yikes!)
I had an amazing idea just the other day. I had a bag of TWIX® Bites sitting on the counter, and I also happened to have some leftover caramels laying nearby. The wheels up top started turning. What if I create a dessert bar using said TWIX and said caramels…and put a nice graham cracker crust on the bottom…and top the whole thing with melted chocolate. Yes. Just yes. These 4-Layer TWIX Dessert Bars needed to happen!
Of course, when it came time to make these bars, I was almost out of TWIX Bites. (I told you they were one of my favorite candy bars!) So I ran out to Walmart and picked up a couple more bags. To be fair, I only needed one bag to make these 4-Layer TWIX Dessert Bars, but I needed another bag to uh help…umm…inspire me while I was making the bars. Yes, inspire…that’s it! So there I was in the kitchen…melting chocolate with one hand and munching on TWIX Bites with the other. It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.
Can I just take a moment to say how much I love all of the new Bites that Mars has come out with? For me, they’re the perfect after-lunch snack when I’m craving something sweet. (And there’s no wrappers to deal with!) But more importantly, they’re really fun to use in recipes! On top of cakes, inside bars, the possibilities here are endless…if you can keep from eating them all first! (Or you could be like me and buy an extra bag from the start…you know, just for inspiration.)