Saturday, July 02, 2005

"Should be" Gluten Free kinda like a Twix Bar

"Should be" Gluten Free kinda like a Twix Bar

6 tablespoons butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons rice flour, divided *see note
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons milk
1 egg yolk

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Chocolate Covering
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375

In a food processor, add butter, half the rice flour and the brown sugar. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add remaining rice flour, vanilla, cornstarch, salt, milk and egg yolk. Process until dough comes together in a ball. Remove dough and press evenly into an ungreased 9-inch-square baking pan. Prick several times with fork. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden. Remove and let cool in pan on a wire rack.

Filling -

In a medium nonstick saucepan, combine butter, sugar and condensed milk and cook over medium-low heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and cook 5-10 minutes until the caramel is pale golden, thick and is coming away from the sides of the pan. Quickly pour the topping over the cookie base in the pan and let cool. When you can touch the top and it is no longer sticky, place the pan in the refrigerator to cool completely.

Chocolate Covering

In a 1 or 2 cup glass pyrex measuring cup, melt the chocolate for 30 seconds on medium power. Stir chips. If needed, microwave again in 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is completely melted.

Remove the baking pan from refrigerator and cut the cookies into finger-size shapes. I cut it in half first, then cut each half into about 10 long rectangles. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Pour chocolate over each cookie until all are covered. Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes to set chocolate if needed.

*Feel free to use all-purpose flour if you can handle gluten.


  1. my my, that looks tasty! twix are one of my favorite chocolate bars (i only have them around halloween time and i missed out getting some this past year). yummy!

  2. I'm just going to have to make these this week. Wow. I love Twix, but I don't eat them because they taste plasticky...

    Thanks for the recipe, Joe

  3. it looks tasty and definitely tastes unbelievable !!! I tried this recipe this morning for my guest and they are all gone ...many thanks to you Joe.
    coco alias sabine