No-Bake Nutella Twix Bars with Sea Salt

Do you believe in love at first sight?

I do. So the minute I saw homemade Twix bars in the blogosphere, I got to work faster than you can yell CARAMEL NOUGAT. In fact, yesterday I cranked out my favorite batch in 30 minutes flat. I’m embarassed to say I ate these for dinner. And breakfast.

This homemade version puts storebought Twix to shame. Shame.

No-Bake Nutella Twix Bars with Sea Salt

No-Bake Nutella Twix Bars with Sea Salt

Ingredients

Ingredients:

24 storebought soft caramels, cut in half (I used Kraft)

24 4-inch pretzel sticks (I used Rold Gold Honey Wheat)

1/3 cup Nutella

1 cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

Sea salt

Instructions

Directions:

Have your kids unwrap the caramels for you. Use a sharp knife to slice each caramel in half. Place caramel halves on a microwave-safe plate and nuke for 15 seconds or until plyable. Place two pretzels side-by-side on a hard surface; pick up the first caramel half and smoosh it with your hands a little. Gently place smooshed caramel on the pretzels, stretching to cover both. Repeat with three more caramel halves until pretzels are covered. (Note: Savory Sweet Life has a good picture of this if you need a visual.)

Repeat process with all the pretzels and caramels. Spoon the Nutella into a sandwich bag and cut the tip off. Pipe the Nutella down the non-caramel side of the pretzels.

Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe container and nuke for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for an additional 30 seconds to get the chocolate smooth. Place the pretzel (Nutella side up) in the melted chocolate and gently rock to coat. Lift the bar from the chocolate and allow any excess to drip off. Place bars on pan lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle with flaked sea salt. (Regular salt will dissolve into the bars.) Refrigerate for a half hour to allow chocolate to set.

I think these are easiest to eat when they're slightly chilled but not cold. (Just out of the fridge the caramel is a little hard.)

Adapted from Savory Sweet Life

Makes 12 bars

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