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Twix Cookies are so easy to make and are filled with the classic candy bar flavors, in cookie form. A simple shortcut recipe using a sugar cookie mix, caramel, and chocolate saves so much time in the kitchen!
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Table of Contents
  1. About our Easy Twix Cookies
  2. Why We Love This Twix Cookies Recipe
  3. Twix Cookies Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Twix Cookies
  7. How To Melt In The Microwave
  8. Tips for Making Twix Cookies
  9. How to Store Twix Cookies
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Other Easy Cookie Recipes
  12. Twix Cookies Recipe

These homemade Twix Cookies taste like the classic candy bar but in the shape of a sugar cookie. With its crunchy cookie base, creamy caramel, and luscious milk chocolate coating, it’s no wonder why this candy bar classic is a favorite treat for many.

And with a few simple ingredients, they are surprisingly easy to make. This easy shortcut recipe is super simple because it uses a Betty Crocker mix to make the base before it’s topped with creamy caramel and covered with chocolate.

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About our Easy Twix Cookies

Our Twix Cookie recipe requires minimal time and effort; there’s no chilling or rolling the cookie dough before you bake the individual balls, and there’s no round cookie cutter needed.

Using a cookie mix combined with the few listed ingredients on the package makes this a simplified version of a shortbread cookie made from scratch.

In a matter of minutes, you can prepare the soft sugar cookie crust, then add layers of melted caramel and chocolate chips so that it mimics the beloved Twix bars.

Skip the store-bought Twix candy bars and create your own Twix caramel cookies at home – they’re even better than the Twix biscuit sticks because you can tweak the bake time to create crunchy cookies or cook them less for a little more chew. 

Why We Love This Twix Cookies Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients (plus a few on the cookie mix package).
  • Simple shortcut recipe takes way less time than a shortbread dough made from scratch.
  • Fun to bake a delicious dessert that tastes like a Twix.
  • Flavored with the same chocolate and caramel combination as my favorite candy.
  • Perfect sweet treat for gift giving, serving as a snack, devouring after dinner, or placing on cookie platters.

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Twix Cookies Ingredients

  • Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix (plus package ingredients)
  • Soft caramels pieces
  • Heavy cream
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate: You can use milk chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips, or even dark chocolate chips to top the caramel.
  • Tasty Toppings: Feel free to top your cookies a piece of Twix bar candy for an extra sweet treat. Or add a sprinkle of sea salt to create a sweet and salty combination.
Twix cookies on a cooling rack
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Stand mixer
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Small sauce pan
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How to Make Twix Cookies

  1. Make The Cookie Dough: Make the dough according to the package directions.
  2. Bake: Drop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes until flattened with just a hint of golden color.
    Pro Tip: Depending on your baking surface, the package may suggest baking them at a higher temperature for a shorter length of time.
  3. Cover With Caramel: Melt the caramels and heavy cream on the stovetop, stirring consistently. Spread a heaping tablespoon or more on each cookie and refrigerate to cool.
    Pro Tip: It could take up to 10 minutes for this amount of caramel to melt. 
  4. Top With Chocolate: Melt the chocolate on the stovetop, stirring consistently. Spread a heaping tablespoon over the caramel layer and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to cool and hold their shape.
  5. Serve: Remove from the fridge at least 10 minutes before serving to soften up the caramel slightly. Enjoy!
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How To Melt In The Microwave

If you want to skip the stovetop, you can melt the caramel and chocolate in the microwave. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add caramels and heavy cream and melt in 30 seconds intervals on a high setting. Make sure to stir in between each interval until fully melted.

Follow the same method for melting the chocolate.

Tips for Making Twix Cookies

  • I used a stand mixer to get my cookie dough going and then used a spatula to finish it off.
  • Make sure you place your fully-cooled cookies on a cookie sheet that fits in the fridge.
  • I found it easier to add the caramel onto the cookies while the caramel remained on the stove because it can harden quickly. You may need to turn the burner off and then back on again as you work.
  • For an extra thick layer of caramel, cool, add a second coating, then cool again before topping with the chocolate layer.

How to Store Twix Cookies

  • To Store: Store your Twix cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.
  • To Freeze: You can store the cookie dough in the freezer for up to 3 months. Baked and fully cooled cookies can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. However, I recommend topping them with the caramel and chocolate after they are removed from the freezer.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a jar of caramel sauce to coat my cookies?

No, you cannot use a jar of caramel sauce in this recipe. Caramel sauce is meant to remain in liquid form and you want your caramel to firm up. The sauce would simply seep into the cookie base and wouldn’t be a solid layer on top.

Can I prepare the cookie dough in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the cookie dough in advance and keep it wrapped in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. When you are ready to bake, simply follow the same directions.

Can I freeze Twix cookies?

These fully assembled cookies do not freeze well. However, if you choose to bake the cookies in advance, simply make the cookie base, and freeze without the caramel and chocolate covering. When you are ready to serve your cookies, thaw them first and then add your caramel and chocolate layers.

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Twix Cookies

Serves — 24
Twix Cookies are so easy to make and are filled with the classic candy bar flavors, in cookie form. A simple shortcut recipe using a sugar cookie mix, caramel, and chocolate saves so much time in the kitchen!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Make Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 496 grams Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix plus package ingredients
  • 45 soft caramels pieces about 240 grams, unwrapped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips about 1 heaping cup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper.
  • Mix the dough according to the package directions. Note: I used a stand mixer to get it going and then with a spatula to finish it off.
  • Drop 1 ½ tablespoon balls of dough and bake for 10 minutes with a non-stick or dark sheet. The cookies should be flattened with just a hint of golden color. Note: if you are using another surface the package may suggest baking them at a higher temperature for a shorter length of time.
  • Allow the cookies to cool at room temperature either on the sheet or on a wire rack once safe to transfer. Once all the cookies are fully cooled move them back to a cookie sheet that will fit in the fridge to assemble.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl over a pot with a little water, add caramels and heavy cream and melt on low, stirring consistently. Note: it could take up to 10 minutes for this amount of caramel.
  • Put a heaping tablespoon or more on each cookie, spread around as needed and refrigerate to cool. Note: I found it easier to do on the stove beside the caramel as it can harden quickly. You may find turn the burner off and then back on again as you work easiest. For an extra thick layer cool, add more, then cool again before moving onto the chocolate layer.
  • Repeat the same steps with the chocolate layer. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to cool and hold their shape.
  • Remove from the fridge at least 10 minutes prior to eat to soften up the caramel slightly.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store your Twix cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.
  • To Freeze: You can store the cookie dough in the freezer for up to 3 months. Baked and fully cooled cookies can be frozen in a freezer safe container for up to 2 months.
 
Microwave method for Caramel + Chocolate:
In a small microwave safe bowl, add caramels and heavy cream or chocolate and melt for 30 seconds intervals on a high setting, stirring each time until fully melted.
 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 2 stars
    It would be far better if you gave an actual recipe rather than using biscuit mixes. Most of the world can’t buy these mixes as they are only available in North America.