This Twix Cheesecake is Sure to Impress Guests

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Twix cheesecake combines the ultra-creamy texture of classic baked cheesecake with the chocolate and caramel flavors of Twix candy! Topping this vanilla cheesecake with caramel, chopped mini Twix’s, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup instantly turns this cheesecake into a decadent dessert!

Chocolate and caramel are a dynamite combo! Think of all of those salted caramel and chocolate treats you’ve probably already tried over the years, like this Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce. Twix cheesecake is an easy-to-follow recipe that’ll turn a plain baked cheesecake into a chocolate and caramel sensation with just three main toppings – chopped mini Twix candy, chocolate syrup, and caramel sauce!

🌟 WHY I LOVE THIS TWIX CHEESECAKE

Twix cheesecake is velvety and smooth, with a buttery shortbread crust and just the right amount of jiggle from baking! Adding chopped Twix’s, caramel, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to the top of the baked cheesecake is an easy way to instantly change the flavor of this dessert and add another layer of indulgence.

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s fit for special occasions, holidays, or simply to impress dinner guests, this Twix cheesecake won’t disappoint.

You can bake the vanilla cheesecake ahead of time and add the Twix-inspired toppings an hour or so before serving.

🍽 KEY INGREDIENTS

Overhead view of Twix cheesecake ingredients on a marble countertop.

Shortbread cookies crumbs – For the cheesecake crust.
Butter: Melted to mix with the cookie crumbs.
Cream cheese: Allow this to soften at room temperature.
Sugar: Preferably white granulated sugar.
Vanilla extract: Use a good quality extract for best results.
Eggs: At room temperature.
Caramel: Use store-bought caramel or make your own with this Instant Pot Salted Caramel.
Mini Twix’s: Chopped.
Chocolate syrup: For drizzling.

Swaps

Cookie crumbs – You could use other vanilla cookies,  Golden Oreos, or Graham crackers instead.
Caramel sauce – Use store-bought caramel or make your own with this Instant Pot Salted Caramel.
Chocolate syrup – Melted chocolate could be used instead of chocolate syrup, and will offer even more decadence to this cheesecake dessert!

🥣 EQUIPMENT

You’ll need a 9-inch springform pan, cooking spray, food processor, large mixing bowl, hand mixer, rubber spatula, spoon, and knife.

🔪 HOW TO MAKE

This creamy and rich Tiwx cheesecake recipe will take you less than 30 minutes to prepare while the rest of the time is for baking and chilling – steps that you don’t need to be hanging around the kitchen for! Follow my simple step-by-step instructions, and helpful cooking tips.

Preparations

Preheat the oven to 325°F and spray the pan with cooking spray.

Cooking Instructions

Step 1
Crush the shortbread in a food processor and add 2 cups to a large bowl with melted butter. Stir until well combined. Press the mixture into the base of the pan evenly.

Shortbread crumb crust pressed into a springform pan.

Step 2
Combine the ingredients for the cheesecake filling in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer.

Twix cheesecake filling ingredients in a large glass mixing bowl.

Step 3
Pour the cheesecake filling onto the crust in the pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until it’s slightly jiggly. Once baked, remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool before placing in the fridge to set for 4 hours.

Overhead view of baked Twix cheesecake without any toppings added.

Step 4
Once the cheesecake has set, pour the caramel over the top, using the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula to spread it evenly.

Step 5
Top the cheesecake with diced Twix bars and a drizzle of chocolate syrup! Run a knife around the edge of the cake before opening the pan. Cut and enjoy!

💭 COOKING TIPS

Always allow ingredients, such as cream cheese and eggs, to reach room temperature before combining to make the cheesecake filling. This helps create a smooth consistency to avoid any lumps or pockets of air in the cheesecake, which would cause the cheesecake to crack.

If you want to ensure an ultra-smooth cheesecake filling, use a food processor to blend the ingredients instead of a regular hand mixer.

Lastly, you can avoid cracking on the top of your baked cheesecake by not overmixing the cheesecake filling and not overbaking the cheesecake.

Fork holding a piece of Twix cheesecake, two white plates with slices of Twix cheesecake in the background with a small bowl of chocolate syrup, on a light blue kitchen cloth.

📖 RECIPE VARIATIONS

This Twix cheesecake recipe can easily be adapted with a few simple variations and ingredient swaps. These variations can help you make slight tweaks to the recipe or change it substantially; the choice is yours!

Quick Nutty Change! While this cheesecake recipe is inspired by Twix candy, you could easily change it to a Snicker’s cheesecake by using chopped Snickers bars, and chopped roasted peanuts on top! Feel free to get creative and use your favorite candy to make this cheesecake!

For the Chocolate Lovers! Want a more rich chocolate flavor to this Twix cheesecake? Chocolate cookies can be used instead of shortbread to make the cheesecake crust. You could also add melted chocolate to the cheesecake filling for a swirled effect and garnish the cheesecake with melted chocolate instead of chocolate syrup!

🥗 WHAT TO SERVE WITH TWIX CHEESECAKE

Twix cheesecake is a decadent dessert, most often served after a main meal, as a sweet treat during the day, whenever the craving hits, or for a special occasion such as high tea, baby showers, or birthdays. Here are a few delicious recipes to serve with your Twix cheesecake.

Ice Cream or Whipped Cream

Enjoy a slice of this irresistible Twix cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Hot Beverage

Wash it down with a mug of hot chocolate or coffee for the perfect midday treat!

Overhead view of a Twix cheesecake on a marble countertop.

🙋 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED TO BAKE THIS CHEESECAKE IN A WATER BATH?

I haven’t baked this Twix cheesecake in a water bath, but you can as it creates a velvety smooth texture with the right amount of density without overcooking it.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY CHEESECAKE IS DONE BAKING?

Apart from following the suggested recipe cooking time, you can tell that your Twix cheesecake is done baking when it has some jiggle to it. It shouldn’t be rock-stiff!

WHY HAS MY CHEESECAKE CRACKED?

Cracks in cheesecake can happen for various reasons. Air bubbles trapped in the cheesecake filling will rise and burst through the top of the cheesecake, exposing the cheesecake to big changes in temperatures i.e. moving the cheesecake from a warm oven to a cold countertop or not releasing the cheesecake from the sides of the springform with a knife.

🧊 STORING AND ♨ REHEATING

All cheesecake must be stored in airtight containers in the fridge to prevent the dairy-based ingredients from spoiling and to help prevent the cheesecake from absorbing other food odors. You won’t need to reheat cheesecake!

FRIDGE

Leftover Twix cheesecake should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Don’t store this cheesecake at room temperature due to the dairy-based ingredients that could spoil.

FREEZER

Twix cheesecake can be stored as an entire cake or as individual slices in an airtight container in the freezer for 1-2 months.

Thaw the frozen Twix cheesecake overnight in the fridge, and serve!

👪 SERVING SIZE

This Twix cheesecake provides 8 generous servings. Since cheesecake are already somewhat tricky, I don’t recommend halving or doubling this recipe, unless you plan to make two cheescakes with two 9-inch springform pans.

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📋 TWIX CHEESECAKE RECIPE

Yield: 8 Servings

Twix Cheesecake

Twix cheesecake is a rich and creamy vanilla baked cheesecake, topped with chopped Twix candy, caramel, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup!

Prep Time
26 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
Additional Time
4 hours
Total Time
5 hours 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shortbread cookies crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 4 pkgs of 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup caramel
  • 1 cup of mini Twix’s chopped
  • A drizzle of chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Crush the shortbread in a food processor until you get 2 cups. Put the crumbs in a large bowl and add the melted butter and stir until everything is combined.
  2. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Press the shortbread crumb mixture onto the bottom of the pan evenly.
  3. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer. Add eggs and mix again until combined. Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the crust in the pan.
  4. Bake for 55 minutes or until the middle is slightly jiggling.
  5. Let cool and then set in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  6. Pour the caramel all over top of the cake using a spoon to spread out. Dice the Twix bars up to your liking. Sprinkle the Twix all over the top and then drizzle the chocolate.
  7. Run a knife around the edge of the cake before opening the pan. Cut and enjoy!

Notes

Place the pan on a sheet pan with parchment paper before having it enter the oven incase the butter leaks out.

© David Murphy

This article originally appeared on FoodNService and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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