By Ellie Love
It’s mid-December and I’m sitting in a local public house, having a cider, awaiting the arrival of my date. It was a first date and I was shockingly early, probably due to the nerves I had going on. As I wait, I have a million things going through my head… What if he is not as awesome as he seemed… What if I’m not as awesome as I seemed… Christmas is almost here… I have so many things I need to be doing…ugh I have no idea what I’m going to write about for this month’s article.
At last my date arrives… late because of northbound traffic… to save me from swirl of thoughts! My fears are erased, we both think that the other is just as awesome in person! We spent a couple swiftly flying, hours chatting, with good conversation. Of course we talked about the magazine, and I was lamenting the fact that I had no idea what I was going to write about for my January article. Boy did I luck out! He is a baker… He has worked in the field for several years. He told me about a recipe that he had made before and had fiddled with, the end result was something that tasted a lot like a Twix bar. As we parted ways, he promised to send me the recipe the next day. And good to his word he did…
It turns out this is a super simple recipe to put together!.. Pretty fool proof actually. The most complicated part is making sure that it doesn’t boil up too much. Waiting for it to set up took the most time, but I’m not very patient about such things… So while I was waiting I wrapped most of my Christmas presents and texted with my new baker friend… to help keep my mind off of the waiting.
Better Than A Twix Bar
1 box whole graham crackers
¾ cup butter
⅔ cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
1 package chocolate candy melts
Line an ungreased 9×9 inch pan with graham crackers, trimming to fit.
Combine butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in graham crumbs. Pour over crackers in pan.
Cover with layer of crackers, trimming to fit. Cool.
Once the bars are cool, cut them into thin rectangles.
Melt chocolates in the microwave in bowl large enough to dip your rectangles into.
Dip the rectangles into the chocolate and set on parchment paper to set up.
And of course, enjoy!
I just couldn’t wait until the next day to try them with the other members of the LoveTribe, so I tried one that night and then just I had to share them with Michael before bed… And they were delicious! Later the next day when the rest of the LoveTribe tried it they all agreed that they were even better than a store bought twix bar.