EAT | 6 DIY Candy Bars, Almond Joy, Twix & More

Published on July 14, 2015

I cannot believe how easy it is to make these homemade candy bars! You’ll never have to buy from the store again! They’re dangerously good.  Huge thank you to Elise from My Cupcake Addiction.   You’ll be amazed at how much these creations resemble their store-bought counterparts, but with one key difference…they taste even better. Subscribe to WUM for new vids every M-W-Th-F!


Homemade Almond Joy Bars
• Melted milk chocolate
• Sweetened condensed milk
• Coconut flakes
• Almonds

1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a bowl of coconut flakes and stir.
2. Spoon about half the mixture onto a sheet of wax paper and mold it into a sausage shape.
3. Tightly roll up the baking paper so the mixture is round inside.
4. Put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
5. Remove from freezer and unroll.
6. Cut the roll into three or four pieces of equal shape.
7. Take 3 almonds and press them firmly into the top of each piece.
8. Working quickly – before your strip melts- place a piece into the chocolate mix, almond side down.
9. Push it down with a fork and then use the fork to pick it up again. Before removing it from the melted chocolate, dunk it a couple of times to rid the piece of excess chocolate.
10. Place each piece on wax paper and let it sit until the chocolate sets.

Homemade Twix Bars
• Soft caramels
• Shortbread biscuits
• Melted milk chocolate

1. Soften caramels in the microwave for no more than 15 seconds.
2. Knead caramels together into one large ball of caramel.
3. Pinch off a golf-sized piece and roll it into a sausage shape.
4. Lay the caramel strip onto a piece of shortbread.
5. Press the caramel strip with your fingers to flatten it.
6. Drop the shortbread biscuit into the melted chocolate, caramel side down.
7. Press it down with a fork and then use the fork to pick it up again. Before removing it from the melted chocolate, dunk it a couple of times to rid the piece of excess chocolate.
8. Slide the piece off the fork with a knife and onto a sheet of wax paper.
9. Let it sit until the chocolate sets.

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
• Melted chocolate
• Powdered sugar
• Smooth peanut butter

1. Fill a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
2. Spoon about a millimeter of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner and let the chocolate set.
3. Make a “peanut butter dough” by stirring the powdered sugar through the peanut butter
4. Pinch off a piece of peanut butter dough, about the size of a Whopper candy, flatten it into a coin shape and place one on to each chocolate base in the cupcake liners.
5. Make sure the peanut butter dough remains in the center of the base and does not touch the edges of the cupcake liner.
6. Drizzle chocolate on top until the peanut butter layer is completely covered.
7. Tap the tray on the counter a couple of times and then store the tray in the fridge until the chocolate sets.
8. Remove from the fridge and peel off your cupcake liners to reveal a tasty treat that looks just like the store-bought version, right down to the accordion-like edges.



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Meg grew up in Connecticut and when she wasn’t busy pretending to be a mom, she was in the kitchen learning family recipes. She won over her husband, Alan, whom she met her freshman year at Stanford, with some very fancy homecooked meals. After working in finance and strategy for Gap and NBC-Universal, Meg returned to Stanford where she earned her MBA. Now with three kids of her own (Avery, 5; Brooks, 4 and Ryder 1), Meg’s husband doesn’t see too many of those fancy meals. But her kids eat very well! She believes good food is all it takes to make a friend, and she is grateful for all the friends she has made through her videos.


49 thoughts on “EAT | 6 DIY Candy Bars, Almond Joy, Twix & More

  1. So early today… I just recently subcriebed to the Channel and found it very helpful. I started my Au-pair year just a few weeks ago and I always check on here for Ideas what to do with the kids. Thank you for that . 😀

  2. Hey Meg loved this video it really helped my mum a she haates giving us store bought chocolate bars because in the UK they are full of sugar thank u sooo much xxx

  3. I made Reese's peanut butter cups at home using dove dark chocolate melted and put it into a small container and put peanut butter in no melting or in powder sugar just peanut butter from the jar and frezzed it over night and there GOODALL great video tho!

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