Sunday, February 3, 2013

The ultimate Twix Bar Chocolate Pie

Browsing through pinterest , i found this recipe of a Twix pie. A crunchy biscuit like crust, caramel filling And covered with chocolate just like the bar . And beleive me it tastes exactly like a Twix bar!! The oozing caramel filling and soft biscuit makes you feel like you are eating a Twix bar.

Recipe adapted from the following link

Crust ( I had a larger pie pan so i doubled the ingredients of the crust)
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 large egg yolks
1 tbsp cocoa powder

caramel filling
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise(i just used vanilla easence)
1/4 teaspoon salt
chocolate ganache
1 cup heavy whipping cream
5 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped( or you can use milk chocolate)

For crust:
Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 375°F. Butter 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Blend flour, sugar, and salt in processor. Add 1/2 cup butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg yolks; process until moist clumps form. Add cocoa powder; blend in using on/off turns. Press dough onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan. Bake until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan on rack while preparing caramel filling.

For caramel filling:
Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and boil without stirring until mixture is deep amber, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush and swirling pan, about 7 minutes. Watch carefully,sugar may burn so fast.
Remove from heat; add cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Add butter and stir over low heat until caramel is completely smooth. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; stir in salt. Cool 10 minutes. Pour warm caramel into crust. Let stand at room temperature until completely cool, about 45 minutes.

For ganache
Bring cream to simmer in small saucepan. Remove from heat; add chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Let stand until slightly cooled but still pourable, about 10 minutes. Pour ganache evenly over caramel filling. Refrigerate tart uncovered until chocolate is firm, about 2 hours. do ahead Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

You can leave it as is or decorate with some twix bars!


  1. So proud of you Youmna:)) Ill give it a try one day.

  2. Ghina u definitely should,its sooo yummy!!:)