Better-Than-Twix Chocolate-Covered Caramel-Filled Shortbread Cookies
J Thoendell stashed this in Food
Twix—the classic caramel-topped, milk chocolate-covered shortbread cookies—have always been my favorite candy bar, but it's easy to see where there's room for improvement. The shortbread is crisp enough to do its job, but it could have a more robust flavor and more short (i.e., crumbly) texture. The caramel layer could benefit from the addition of real butter instead of the flavorless palm oil you'll find on the ingredients list. And then there's the chocolate. Not that I don't appreciate Mars' super-sweet milk chocolate, but wouldn't it be nice if that cookie and caramel could come enrobed in, shall we say, the more adult flavor of high quality dark chocolate?
That was my goal this holiday season: a cookie that packs in everything I love about Twix, but with higher quality, more flavorful ingredients. Twix, v2.0 if you will.