Cross section of various desserts
Art by miyabi hatsuru.
Homemade Twix Bars Recipe
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups caramel, cut for easier melting
3 tablespoons heavy cream
3 cups milk chocolate, melted ( I use milk chocolate chips)
Preheat your oven to 300F.
The easiest way to make this is in a 9 x 13 inch pan. You will need only one pan. Spray it lightly with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper, and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat together butter, sugar than add vanilla. Mix well. Slowly add in the flour. Don’t worry if your mixture looks dry at this point, it will get better with mixing.
Take the dough and press it evenly into the pan. It may be a bit sticky, so put some flour on your hands, or shortening!
Use a fork to punch holes all over the dough. This will help bake the crust more evenly!
Bake the crust about 35 to 45 minutes. Or until it’s light golden color.
Remove from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen the crust. Set aside to cool.
In a small saucepan mix cream and caramel. Melt the mixture over low heat. When the crust is cool pour the caramel over it. Spread it evenly and put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to cool completely.
Melt the chocolate slowly in a double boiler or over very low heat. You can do this in the microwave too, it may be easier and quicker! If it seems very thick, add a tablespoon of shortening to thin it, but I never did this.
There is two ways how you can make Twix bars. You can cut them into finger length and width strips or into 2 by 2 squares.
If you choose to cut them into original Twix shape than you will need to carefully dip them in the melted chocolate and then take them out and lay on either cookie sheet or wire rack to firm up. Best way to firm them is by placing them in the refrigerator!
The other way is much quicker and more easy. You will still have the yummy Twix bars, only different shape. When your crust and caramel are firm take them out of the refrigerator and pour chocolate over them. Best way would be to put them back in the refrigerator so that the chocolate can firm and it will be easier for cutting. Once the chocolate is firm just cut 2 by 2 squares or size you wish.
I always store Twix bars in the refrigerator, it’s recommended by the original recipe!
Traditional French Macaron shells quickly and easily….. (Macaron Mix)
So everyone that has tried to make homemade French macarons know how annoyingly hard it can be… So I went and found a way that you can make them yourselves but make the process a lot easier…
If you don’t know how hard it is to make Macarons Here is a troubleshooting guide so you get a feel for what I mean…
Giga Pudding - That Annoying Commercial
Every since the giga puddi commercial started circulating the internet, I have wanted an excuse to try and make my own giga puddi (since it was always sold out online, and costs a bit to much for my tastes anyway). So, since I was inviting everyone over for to try some hot pot, I figured “Why not treat them to some ridiculous, party-sized dessert, too?” And, thus, this cheap giga puddi substitute was born. And let me tell you, it is just as enjoyable and those office workers in the commercial make it seem. I have the gif of my friends
acting like idiotsto prove it.
Oh man, was it fun.
- 3 boxes of Jell-o or Royal flan mix
- 3 quarts of milk
- Some sort of large bucket or pot which can hold over 3 quarts (I used a small crock pot tub)
Directions (Pretty much follow the directions on the box of flan mix, just extra carefully)
- Empty the caramel sauce into your pot or bucket.
- Pour the milk into a pot and mix it with 3 of the flan mix powder. Set it on the stove on medium low heat, stirring frequently.
- Once the milk/flam mixture on the stove start bubbling or reaches a thick consistency (almost like glue), pour it into the bucket over the caramel.
- Let is sit in the fridge for about 3 hours.
- Lay a large plate over the top of the bucket, then very carefully flip the bucket over, making sure to hold the plate firmly on top of the bucket. You may want a friend to help you with this. Hopefully, the pudding will just slide out onto the plate. If not, you just need to whack the bucket a few times, and it should work.
“that annoying commercial” holy shit i lol’d really hard