Twix Bites


I’m feeling so proactive, you guys.

I totally know what I want to be for Halloween!!

So, since I already have the huge frames and the dark hair and a red & white striped shirt, Where’s Waldo was totally a perfect match. High five for free costumes!

And then Jessie finally found a Donnie Darko skeleton bodysuit and so I figured, naturally, I’d accompany him as a cute Frank the Bunny (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, please go watch Donnie Darko like, five times in a row).

Basically, I already have two costumes lined up buuuuuut.. no parties or shindigs. Kiiiind of a problem. How am I supposed to go out and show off my creative costume when I have nowhere to go?!

Of course, this comes with some annoyance, like the fact that once I’m at the party, I’ll immediately start hating life because parties aren’t my jam and I hate people and loud music and drunk people. Also, I don’t know whyyy but somehow, high school girls inevitably show up and I’m like we are adults, whyyyy are high schoolers here? and then I feel old and really senile, and then I get annoyed because some scary gangster people inevitably show up, too, and then I question my life path because obviously, this lame party was not in my plans and I definitely need new friends.

And I’m too old to pull the trick-or-treating this year, despite the fact that I started using retinol on my face to preserve my youth, despite the fact that the woman at the cosmetic counter was like “you’re only 21, you don’t need retinol cream” and I’m like “woman, I want to look 17 when I’m fifty, so hand over the cream.”

So uuuuugh, so much for being proactive.

Anyway, in my pseudo-being-proactiveness, I got kinda lazy. Being productive is hard friggin’ work. So I made some no-fuss Twix Bites. If you like Twix, you’ll like these–plain & simple. They taste just like Twix but in little bite sized pieces and sprinkled with sea salt for some extra oomph.

Be proactive: make them!!

Twix Bites

1 pkg shortbread cookies
1 bag Kraft caramels, unwrapped
3/4 bag milk chocolate chips
Sea salt

1. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the cookies in a single layer on the sheet. Set aside.
2. Microwave the caramels with a splash of water for 45 seconds. Stir, then microwave again for another 30 seconds, or until smooth & melted. Spoon a teaspoon or so of caramel sauce on top of each cookie.
3. Next, zap the chocolate chips until melted. Spoon a teaspoon of chocolate on top of the caramel layer. Sprinkle with sea salt.
4. Pop the bites in the fridge to set, about 15 minutes, then bring to room temperature to eat. These are best served at room temperature.

The caramel on these bad boys is nice and gooey, just as caramel should be. And I love that they’re totally no-fuss: just simple shortbread squares topped with buttery caramel, smooth chocolate and the perfect sprinkling of salt to top it off. You’ll love them, I promise!!

xo, Hayley


  1. Twix is one of my fave candies ever! The caramel, the crunch, the shortbread, the chocolate…and you recreated it. A little too easy it looks like…wow, love these! 🙂

  2. When I was a kid, I always chose the Twix at the check out! I’d eat the top, caramel and chocolate layer first, then munch on the cookie. This is so easy and looks so good, why haven’t I thought of this? I could’ve been eating my own Twix all along!

  3. Sure you don’t want to go trick-or-treating with us? {I kid.} These are super creative, I’m totally stealing your idea…. 🙂

  4. I could take a whole batch of these right now! I love the sea salt on top!

  5. Quick, Simple, and Easy! The best three ingredients! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a movie to watch five times.

  6. Twix are definitely one of my favorite candy bars, so these look so good to me!

  7. these look yummy!!!
    i’m sure you will find something to do in your cute costume! can’t wait to see a pic 🙂

  8. Hello!!! These look delicious!

  9. Uh, YUM! Such a clever chick, you are.
    I love the where’s Waldo idea. I can totally see it 😉
    I kind of hate parties (and people) too. Hope you find something fun to do! You can always come trick or treating with me and the littles!
    What? Babies obviously neeeed candy…

  10. I will take your advice and be proactive! hehe. Love this idea – and it just so happens that Twix are my favorite candy

  11. WOW as usual……off to the store-AGAIN!!

  12. How cool! I love twix…sooo good. This is a great way to get your twix fix. Delicious!

  13. How simple! Twix is one of my favorite candies and now I can make them anytime. Super excited!

  14. Jodie Mohr says:

    Hi Hayley! This is a quick and cute idea (AS ALWAYS WHEN IT COMES TO YOU!) But a quick question… I was wondering what brand of shortbread cookies did you use? I don’t think I’ve seen square ones, just rectangular. Thank you! Jodie

    • The Domestic Rebel says:

      Hey Jodie, I don’t remember the brand but it was an off-brand in a yellow bag–I found it at Walmart. Next time I’m there I’ll try to check out the brand for you! Have you tried Lorna Doone cookies?

      • Jodie Mohr says:

        Thanks for answering Hayley! I’ll have to look at Walmart the next time I’m there. My son loves Twix, I’ll have make these for him! Yes, I believe I have tried the Lorna Doone cookies…those are good! 🙂

      • I would love to know which ones you purchased as well. I asked at Wally World today and mine didnt carry either.. meer, meer, meer…

      • Going to ask tomorrow!! Thanks!!!

  15. i love these mini mock-twix candies!! love the idea, girl!

  16. Seriously. You are so creative–and brilliant! Homemade Twix?!?!? This is totally dangerous information for me to have.

  17. totally love twix – and mini anything is SO much cuter – I wish I started using cream @21:)

  18. I really like Twix, and these sound like they would taste just like a Twix bar – very cool!

  19. I LOVE, LOVE twix. Can’t wait to try these 🙂

  20. Twix bites!! These are SO cute Hayley!! You come up with the most clever little buggers! I love twix – sometimes I feel like they are severely underated. They don’t get enough attention!

  21. Hayley, I LOVE these. I am a huge fan of Twix, how did you know???

  22. Don’t let your girlfriend get run over by a car and then go back in time and have an airpalne engine fall on your house and kill you! Oh wait that is the plot of the movie! And that was one scary Bunny!!! Nothing like the yummy treats you made for us!

  23. I just discovered your blog via pinterest and I’m officially obsessed! and according to your yearn/hate for parties and social activities…we are like practically the same person. Only I’m 25 and red is my pink. let’s be friends.
    Not to mention twix are my favorite candy bar and you just put 5lbs on me by putting this recipe up on your blog. anyway, keep up your hilarious writing and stories and your deliciously easy recipes!

  24. okay–WOW! These are adorable and look amazing/addicting. Another cool thing? You posted this on my 2 year wedding anniversary. Meant to be? 🙂

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