I love to make this easy treat for a cozy Saturday night when I want to snuggle with my wonderful husband and share some personal time.
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- Shortbread 1 cup (2 sticks) (227 grams)
- unsalted butter, room temperature ¾ cup (85 grams)
- powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups (250 grams) all purpose flour ½ tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 300oF (150C) and place rack in center of oven.
With an electric mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and beat until combined.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
Add the flour and salt and beat until the dough just comes together.
Refrigerate the dough until firm.
Roll out the dough or press onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, turning the baking sheet front-to-back half-way through baking
- 3 - 5.5 ounce bags (15.5 ounces total) soft caramels or make your own http://www.instructables.com/id/Caramel-Recipe/
- 2 tbsp. milk or cream 1 tsp. butter dash salt (opt)
Place your caramels, milk and salt in a microwaveable bowl and nuke for 1 minute at a time, stopping to stir, until melted, 3-4minutes.
If you're using homemade caramels, you can reduce the amount of milk and microwave time. If you’re using hard caramels, increase the milk.
Pour caramel over the baked cookie.
Once the caramel has set, cut into whatever size pieces you desire. For best results, chill them in the freezer to firm up before dipping.
Chocolate Topping 12 ounces (240 grams) milk chocolate, cut into fairly uniform pieces 1 tsp. non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening or butter
Place chocolate in a small saucepan set on medium heat. Be sure to stir the chocolate as you carefully melt it. Adjust temp so your chocolate does not burn.
Add shortening or butter to help make the chocolate thinner for dipping as needed.
Dip the bars in the tempered chocolate and place on waxed or parchment paper to set.
Do not attempt to move your Twix bars before they’re set or they're liable to come apart.
Once they've set, you're ready to share and enjoy! For best results, store in the fridge.
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Socialite Deb Stein lives a life of luxury until she takes the hunk dressed as a vampire to her bed. When she wakes up one of the living dead, she’s pissed-off. To complicate matters more, she has to find a new identity since everyone thinks she's dead. Plus, if she’s dead, she can’t touch her trust fund, and that means she has to work! How can someone who has never held a job find one?
And her social life is in the tank. Her new friends are a street guy called Rat and fellow strippers at the dive where she works. If she ever sees Aaron Lowell again, she’ll put a stake in his heart. Aaron Lowell feels guilty he took his mentor’s advice and left town after taking the sexy socialite into the undead world. Concerned, he returns to check on her and discovers she’s become a stripper—and not a very happy one when she sees him. But she’s still hot, and he can’t stay away from her, even if their meetings are explosive.
Can two vampires move beyond anger, combined with a strong sexual attraction, to find the kind of love they both crave?
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