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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.

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!


Sunday 25th of March 2018

Great! this is the best recipe I’ve seen for peanut butter Twix. But for the chocolate layer, use GOOD milk chocolate and a tablespoon of honey. For the shortbread, forget the salt and use salted butter instead. Use a food processor to combine until the dough sticks together when you pinch it.

Thanks for this recipe!! I hate how PB Twix disappeared for 10 years, showed up for a couple of months in 2016, disappeared again, and recently appeared again. They are ridiculously hard to find so I order from Amazon.

I wish the stupid marketers would stop with the ridiculous left Twix right Twix campaign. Everyone thinks it’s stupid and the only reason people buy Twix is because they like them. What they need to start doing is advertising their other flavors, especially peanut butter. They keep taking them away or messing with the recipe (like the horrible chocolate cookie instead of shortbread) because they don’t sell as well. But they don’t sell because they don’t advertise them! Without advertising, the stores will not get them because they are not sure they will sell, so no one buys them because they are not available. Very frustrating!!