PB Twix Bars

I’ve been dreaming of these Peanut Butter Twix Bars since I saw them on Pinterest a couple weeks ago.  Yah, that seems to be a huge theme for my blogs lately…. Pinterest.  If you haven’t signed up for it yet and want an invite… let me know.  It’s sooo addictive!!

So, my original plan was to make them look more like Twix and have them covered in chocolate, but it took a lot more chocolate for the top coat than what I planned for and didn’t have enough to dunk each one.  So, I cut them into bars instead of rectangles and dipping them in chocolate.  They’re still pretty yummy.  The only big downside is that the shortbread on the bottom comes off the peanut butter layer and is kinda crumbly.  If I make these again, I think I’ll use a different shortbread recipe.

Shortbread
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups flour

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F. Line a 9″ x 13″ pan with parchment and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the flour. The dough may seem a little dry, but it will come together once you mix it more.
  3. Press evenly into the pan. Poke holes in the dough to help release air and promote even baking.
  4. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool completely.
Peanut Butter Layer
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) room temperature unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk

  1. Mix together the peanut butter, butter and vanilla.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  3. Mix in the milk to loosen up the mixture.
  4. Press peanut butter mixture on top of the shortbread. Use an offset spatula to press into corners and smooth out.
  5. Put in the freezer to set while preparing chocolate.
Chocolate Layer
1 12oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp shortening
  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening together.
  2. Pour over chilled peanut butter layer.  Use an offset spatula to smooth out and evenly distribute.
  3. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes to set.
  4. Cut into squares to serve.
  5. You could also melt more chocolate and dip each square into it creating a more “Twix” like candy.  🙂
  6. Enjoy!

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