Vanceburg, Kentucky is a small, new Amish settlement in Mason County. I hope to make it to V-burg this year and look forward to sharing photos and stories from there with you all in the near future. Vanceburg is where this recipe comes from and, oh boy, is this an amazing sweet treat!
Kudos to my wife Rachel for doing an amazing job making them and kudos to me for doing an amazing job eating them The photo below shows some of these homemade Twix bar beauties (who needs the real thing when you have these?). Also in the photo is the handwritten recipe that was sent to me by Mrs. John Mast. Amish cooks generally enjoy making “copycat” recipes at home.
The reasons for being a copycat are both practical and fun. First, historically, most Amish have lived far from conventional grocery stores. So if one wanted to indulge in something like a Twix bar, doing so is not the easiest thing in the world. And even so buying something like a Twix bar would seem to be a frivolous indulgence for the historically thrifty Amish. But learning to make a “copycat” version, that is just fun. Cooking and baking are popular pastimes among the Amish. So that is why you see so many “copycat” recipes among the Amish: homemade “Heinz” catsup, homemade “Pizza Hut” pizza sauce, etc. Enjoy this copycat Twix recipe!
Here are some helpful hints you might use when preparing the recipe courtesy of Rachel, along with some process shots below:
- Club crackers
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 /2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 stick butter
- 3 /4 cup brown sugar
- 1 /3 cup milk
- 3 /4 cup peanut butter
- Line 9 X 13 pan with club crackers.
- Boil butter, graham crumbs, sugar and milk for 5 minutes in a medium saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Spread over crackers.
- Add another layer of club crackers.
- Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter.
- Spread over crackers and cool.