Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Mom, are you eating chocolate?" (Twix Bars, revisited)

I got caught.

My 5 year old was upstairs having Rest -n- Reading time, and when I went upstairs to respond to her calling because the Barbie computer was frozen, she caught me with chocolate on my chin.  Oops.

"No, sweetheart, I'm not eating chocolate."


"I already ate the chocolate.  It's all gone now."

"Mommy!  You ate ALL the chocolate?"

"Just kidding!  You can have some when you get up."

*cheer from 5 year old*

Those Twix bars sure didn't last around here, and since I had extra ingredients (half a can of sweetened condensed milk and a partial bag of chocolate chips), they begged to be made again.  That, and I couldn't stop thinking about enrobing them (good word, eh?) with chocolate a la Store Bought Twix!  An impromptu trip to the grocery store for bread and milk (they're calling for snow here tonight--haha) landed me down the baking aisle, grabbing more chocolate chips.  And here they are!  Fully enrobed-in-chocolate homemade Twix bars!  I really wanted to take a picture of my sweet girl with chocolate and caramel all over her face, but she wouldn't let me.  ;) 

Yummy, huh?  It wasn't difficult to cover the bars with chocolate.  I just allowed the caramel layer to cool completely, then cut them into bars and dipped them into melted chocolate chips.  Drop one bar into the melted chocolate and pull it up using a fork beneath.  Then tap, tap, tap the excess chocolate off, and lay them on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet.  See the little chocolate peaks on top?  To make those, allow the chocolate to firm up just a little bit and then pounce the back of a spoon on top 6 or 7 times .  Make sense?   As you can see, there is more caramel in these bars too!  I made one and a half batches of the caramel.  Perfect caramel-to-cookie-to-chocolate ratio, in my Twix-loving opinion.

Good thing we got Wii Fit Plus for Christmas!  ;)

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