Peanut Butter Twix Ice Cream


The Twix is the most delicious candy bar ever created; this isn't just my opinion, but a scientific proven fact.

Scientists have studied for years what makes Twix so darn delicious and irresistible. Could it be its buttery cookie center? Creamy, decadent caramel? Heavenly milk chocolate?

When you put all three things together you get one amazing candy bar that blows away Snickers, Butterfinger, and Reeses (I actually love all of those).
But wait! You don't get just one amazing candy bar when you purchase a Twix, but two. Two! That's quite a deal.

Oh yes. I'm a fan of the Twix. I remember when it was introduced to the United States back in 1979. It was a good year. My older sister was born, The Beegees were king, and M*A*S*H was hot, hot, hot.

Ahhh! I want a bite!

Have you heard of Peanut Butter Twix? Apparently they've been sold off and on since 1983. I had never seen or tasted one until recently. Eric likes them and pointed them out to me.

I was intrigued and bought five of them. I think they're delicious, and they almost beat the original Twix. I love the chocolate cookie center - it's like an Oreo cookie.



I chopped the Peanut Butter Twix up and incorporated the candy into a homemade peanut butter ice cream. I made this ice cream for Eric's birthday, to go along with a cake I baked for him... which I'll talk about on Monday.

Soooooooo good. I love ice cream. It brings me happiness.

Have a wonderful weekend. Eat or make some ice cream. Tis the season.


Peanut Butter Twix Ice Cream 

6 large egg yolks
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 packages Peanut Butter Twix

Whisk the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl until well combined.

Heat the cream, milk, brown sugar and peanut butter, in a large saucepan, over medium heat, whisking frequently, until mixture is hot and starts to bubble.

Gradually whisk half of hot cream into egg yolks until well combined. Return egg-cream mixture back into saucepan and continue to cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens, and coats the back of a spoon (custard should be 170-175 degrees F).

Strain the custard into a large mixing bowl; whisk in vanilla. Chill bowl, covered, in the refrigerator until cold, about 3 hours, or refrigerate overnight.

Pour ice cream base into ice cream maker, and process according to manufacturer's direction. In the last 5 minutes of processing, coarsely chop Twix, add to ice cream, and allow to finish churning.
Scrape ice cream into a freezer-proof container, and freeze for 2 hours, or until ready to serve.

Makes 8-10 servings


48 comments:

  1. It is freezing cold here in Cape Town and the rain is falling down in buckets, but I could not resist a bite of that!!!!!

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  2. MMMMM....Emily, this dessert looks so delicious!! I also am a fan of TWIX!! Your dessert looks so yummie!!

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  3. Twix is one of my top 3 candy bars. I can't believe Ben and Jerry's hasn't come up with a flavor like this. You should sell it to them and make millions!

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  4. I love that you filled the ice cream with stuff. I hate ice creams that have a couple pieces of stuff in the whole quart. It's like what the heck?
    Like Ben & Jerry's used to put a ton of stuff in their ice creams, now, not so much.

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  5. OK, you are gonna kill me, but I have never eaten Twix in my life. Maybe it was because candy was forbidden in my house and until today buying a bar of candy at the store seems like sin. lol Oh well, I will have to try it sometime to experiment for myself the best candy bar ever created :-p

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  6. I used to live off twix. My favourite part is definitely the cookie. That icecream looks so good!

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  7. You're killing me with all these delicious recipes! PB Twix's are amazing...add it to ice cream? Oh my goodness!

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  8. Twix are a beautiful thing. I always freeze mine before eating them to add to the crunchiness. Definitely going to have to try this ice cream because it would be like dipping frozen twix in vanilla ice cream. Could life get any better?

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  9. i have to say, i'm not crazy about the twix bar, but i'd have no problem inhaling this ice cream. i'm sure eric appreciated it greatly. :)

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  10. Mmmm, that ice cream sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'll be back on Monday for cake!

    Happy B-day Eric!
    ~ingrid

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  11. ooh i've never heard of peanut butter twix! how interesting.
    they sell containers of ice creams like reese's pieces or snickers... i think you should market yours :)

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  12. That ice cream sounds amazing. I have to disagree and say that Milky Way is the best candy bar. Can you figure out something to do with those?

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  13. Gosh, yes please! I'd like to take a bite of your gorgeous creation.

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  14. This looks great! :) Twix have been growing on me...I love to eat off the caramel first, then the chocolate on the side, and then the shortbread part... so delicious! :)

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  15. My husband has been on an ice cream kick lately. I will have to show him this recipe. I'm sure he'll love it. The only problem is when he makes ice cream I end up eating way more of it than planned!!!! Not much beats homemade ice cream.

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  16. Oh, that is utterly decadent, Emily! And I don't mind it's cold here, I'll have some ice cream, please! :D

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  17. Yes maam! Twix are my favorite candy bar! I love them so much, I can only buy the king size four pack!

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  18. i'm with you--Twix is THE best candy bar out there, bar none. it has ALWAYS been my favorite!

    your ice cream looks fantastic :)

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  19. I just had a peanut butter twix! I am cursing that I did (SO many calories!) but seeing this photo makes it all worth it!

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  20. I didn't know such a fabulous treat could exist!

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  21. Ohhh I love twix.

    Though, I am pretty much sick of ice cream because I grew up eating it pretty much every day(my family owns a restaurant/ice cream shop)

    But, I have never had Twix ice cream. This sounds great!

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  22. You have to stop it, I am seriously drooling and CRAVING a PB Twix. It is raining buckets here so I shouldn't have the hubs pick one or seven up on his way home should I???

    Ah, I'll just have to dream.

    Oh, and I need an ice cream maker, stat!

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  23. Hm, I remember loving peanut butter Twix but I thought they were with the same wafer cookie as the original, so it was like Tagalong girl scout cookies. They must have changed it on me!

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  24. This looks absolutely ridiculous! So yummy! Perfect desert for summer too.

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  25. i've never heard of PB twix! they sound sooo good though - especially in this ice cream :)

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  26. Oh. My. GOD!!! That sounds incredible!

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  27. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for this recipe.

    I LOVE Twix. I think it's that buttery-tasting cookie that takes it over the edge. I can remember them being introduced. I saw commercials for them and wanted to badly to try one. My grandmother, completely independent of this knowledge, was also intrigued and decided to buy me one and see what I thought of it. They have been my favorite cheap candy ever since.

    I'm not as fond of the PB one though. I don't htink the chocolate cookie is chocolatey enough.

    I would totally eat pb ice cream laced with regular Twix though. Would you object to my making it this way?

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  28. OK, this might be overkill, but I just made extra crispy reeses pieces cookies (basically thin chocolate chip cookies, but sub reeses pieces for the chips) and spread a little whipped buttercream frosting on top. definitely satisfied my crazy sweet tooth and my subconscious desire for cavities.

    Tiff

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  29. PB Twix has always been my favorite- but back in the 80s/early 90s the cookie was the same vanilla shortbread as is in the caramel Twix. I like the new one with the chocolate cookie, but I really think I prefer the vanilla one. However, I'm mostly glad they've started selling the PB one again, regardless of the cookie flavor.

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  30. oh jeez, twix ARE my fav, although i can't remember if i've ever had a pb twix. i scream!! (for ice cream...)

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  31. This looks so good - can feel my waistband tightening just at the sight of it. Never had peanut butter Twix though.

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  32. I wasn't even aware the peanut butter Twix existed! I may have to find out about and eat some of these. Nothing that contains PB and chocolate is going to disappoint me!

    I love ice cream. I will make this in the very near future. You are actually a legend!

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  33. OMG, I just finish eating but your pictures make me hungry... good job. You have a really nice blog
    See you!

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  34. I want to get an ice cream maker so I can start trying all these great recipes! This looks so decadent and sweet :)

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  35. The ice cream sounds wonderful... But I'm still trying to work out how you remember the birth of your older sister....
    You're good!

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  36. Oh, Emily, this ice cream looks amazing! Sorry that I've been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader. This treat looks fabulous! I loveeeee TWIX, and the idea of having it in ice cream is outstanding. Fabulous job!

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  37. I love twix in my ice cream!! My husband always teases me because it just gets cold and harder, but I love it!

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  38. Emily, I'm all over this ice cream...a meal replacement...healthy eating be damned.

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  39. Wowee!!! Eric is a lucky boy! I love Jeff's idea of freezing Twix before eating them.

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  40. Holy Cow on the badness (read-goodness) of that ice cream. I tried thinking long ago which my favorite candy bar is and I concluded on Twix. Love them!

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  41. Ohh, another good reason for my investment in an ice cream machine! Though they only sell the regular twix here. I just disovered your blog - everything looks so delicious, I don't know where to start... and thanks for reminding me of twix - I had totally forgotten about that yummy chocolate!

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  42. I like the original Twix best, but I wouldn't be averse to a scoop or two of this ice cream, it sounds delish.

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  43. I love that you say you remember 1979, and then go on to say that your "older" sister was born that year. hhmmmmm?????? It makes me think you know NOTHING about 1979 ya big fibber! Lies! Plus you steal all of your recipes! I mean, I've seen ice-cream at the friggin store. C'mon. It's at the store! The nuts on a squirrel like you!
    Love ya Em.

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  44. I'm a fan of the Twix too! I still remember when it was called Raider. Was it called Raider in the US too, or just in Europe? Anyway I don't remember having ever a pb twix, but there's something I would love! I also love candy in my ice cream!

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