Chocolate Caramel Cookie Candy Bars

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
4 hrs

Similar to purchased candy bars.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 35 Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 (40 count) box Nabisco Lorna Doone shortbread cookie
  • 2 (12 ounce) bags milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Combine the caramels with the water in a small p an and melt over low heat. Place the shortbread cookies side by side on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spoon a dab of caramel onto each cookie. Then place all the cookies in the refrigerator until the caramel firms up.
  2. In the meantime, in a double boiler over low heat, melt the chocolate chips.
  3. You may also use the microwave for melting the chocolate. Just zap the chips for 1 minute on high, stir, then zap 'em for another minute. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator.
  4. rest each one on a fork and dip it into the chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the pan or bowl to knock off any excess chocolate. Then place each one on a sheet of waxed paper and let them cool at room temperature (65-70F). This could take several hours, but the bars will set best this way.
  5. If you want to speed up the process, put the candy in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Makes 40 bars.
  7. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTES : Substitute 1 cup of peanut butter sweetened with 1/2 cup powdered sugar for the caramels.
  8. The peanut-butter mixture will be of a consistency that allows you to spread it on the shortbread cookies with your fingers.
  9. Follow the rest of the directions exactly.
Most Helpful

5 5

These were a huge hit at my party last night. Everyone raved about them. I used whipping cream instead of water when melting the caramels and instead of dipping the cookies in chocolate I had my brother just drizzle it over the tops, they turned out fantastically! Thanks for the recipe!

4 5

Yummy. Definitely reminded me of a twix. I did both the peanut butter and the caramel.

4 5

I needed something "Twix" like for a Secret Santa gift to a co-worker. Decided to give this a try. It was very easy. Even easier, since I was lazy and didn't dip them in the chocolate, just spooned melted chocolate on top. I used only one bag of chips as a result. Half the batch went to my Secret Santa partner, half stayed at home for DH. Both were eaten and praised.