Easy Twix Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

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Twix Cookies are one of the most popular cookies because who can resist a crispy cookie with a layer of creamy caramel and rich chocolate. These are simple cake mix cookies that will turn into your new favorite treat.

a closeup of twix bar cookies with more cookies blurred in the background

Twix cookies feature (like the candy bar) a cookie with caramel and then chocolate of course! You could sort of re-fabricate this recipe into actual Twix bars, but it’s much easier to just dollop the caramel and the chocolate on top of the cookies!


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What We Love About This Twix Cookie Recipe

A Twix Candy Bar is a delicious chocolate candy. If you’ve never had one you are missing out. These Twix cookies are inspired by the tasty combo of flavors found in the iconic candy bar by the same name.

  • Bake in less than 9 Minutes: These cookies are so simple to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: You will need five simple ingredients to make these Twix cookies at home.
  • Family Friendly: The family will devour these cookies. Truly they do not last.
  • Adaptable: Can make a low-carb or low calorie version of your favorite candy bar.

Ingredient Notes for Easy Twix Cookies

  • Vanilla Cake Mix: One box of your favorite brand
  • Large Eggs: 2 Large eggs
  • Oil: A neutral flavored oil works best, such as canola oil
  • Caramels: 5 caramels, unwrapped or make homemade caramel
  • Chocolate: Melted chocolate chips or chocolate wafers, milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips (melt with a little coconut oil for a smooth chocolate)
4 twix bar cookies stacked

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Caramel Cookies

How to Make Twix Recipes

These are the basic steps for making twix bar cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees, then mix the cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl until blended. Then scoop out or roll into balls, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

STEP 2: BAKE THE DELICIOUS COOKIE

Next, bake for 7 to 9 minutes; bake more for crunchy cookies and less for chewy cookies. Then, cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, melt the caramels and chocolate in the microwave in ten second intervals until smooth.

STEP 3: DECORATE THE PERFECT TREAT

Finally, spread some of the melted caramel on top of each cooled cookie for the caramel layer and top with some of the melted chocolate for the chocolate layer.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Twix Cookies Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This cookie dough is really quick and easy to make, however you can make it in advance and keep in the refrigerator for up to a day covered well in plastic wrap. Then bake as directed on the recipe card.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

These Easy Twix Cookies can be stored for up to a week at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped well with plastic wrap.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the cookies in an airtight container for up to six months and thaw when you are ready to enjoy a twix bar cookie.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Twix Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

A sugar free cake mix or gluten-free cake mix can be used for this recipe. Also, try sugar free chocolate and/or sugar free caramels.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FLAVORS OF CAKE MIX?

Of course, yellow, white or even chocolate cake mix will work for this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this recipe can be doubled for a large gathering or get together. Freeze the rest if you only need half.

WHY IS MY CARAMEL NOT SPREADING CORRECTLY?

If you find your caramel is hardening up, place back in the microwave for a few seconds, Also try using a silicone spreader or spoon sprayed with cooking spray to spread the gooey caramel.

a closeup of twix bar cookies with more cookies blurred in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Easy Twix Cookies Recipe

  • Add Crushed Twix: Chop Twix bars and place on top of the cookie, or some chewy caramel and mini milk chocolate chips can be used.
  • Shortbread: To make delicious shortbread cookies, replace the oil with butter for a perfect balance of flavors.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add a splash of vanilla extract to these cookies for even more rich flavor.
  • Alternate Method: Roll out the dough and use a square cookie cutter to make the delicious cookies a fun shape. A cookie form or a round cookie cutter can also be used.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free ingredients can be used in this delicious cookie recipe.
  • Nuts: Add a few crushed nuts, such as pecans or walnuts.

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Easy Twix Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Twix Cookies are one of the most popular cookies because who can resist a crispy cookie with a layer of creamy caramel and rich chocolate.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Vanilla cake mix 1 Box
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 5 caramels
  • ¼ cup melted chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix together the cake mix, eggs and oil. Do not overmix.
  • Roll into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until there are cracks on the top of the cookies.
  • Let cool on baking tray for 10 minutes.
  • Melt caramels for 20 seconds in the microwave.
  • Melt chocolate for 45 seconds (or until melted) in the microwave.
  • Spread caramel on the cooled cookies.
  • Top with melted chocolate.

Expert Tips

  • Add Crushed Twix: Chop Twix bars and place on top of the cookie, or some chewy caramel and mini milk chocolate chips can be used.
  • Shortbread: To make delicious shortbread cookies, replace the oil with butter for a perfect balance of flavors.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add a splash of vanilla extract to these cookies for even more rich flavor.
  • Alternate Method: Roll out the dough and use a square cookie cutter to make the delicious cookies a fun shape. A cookie form or a round cookie cutter can also be used.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free ingredients can be used in this delicious cookie recipe.
  • Nuts: Add a few crushed nuts, such as pecans or walnuts.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g

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4 thoughts on “Easy Twix Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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