Healthy Twix Bars
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Healthy Twix Bars are quick and easy to make!
- These bars come together in less than an hour.
- Are the perfect sweet treat to have stored in your fridge or freezer for when you’re craving something sweet.
- Made with all natural ingredients and no refined sugars at all.
- Similar ingredients in my viral Snickers Bars.
- As written, this recipe is vegan, dairy free, plant based, gluten free and grain free.
- A great way to use up any almond flour that you have lying around.
- Taste just like an original twix bar, but won’t give you a sugar crash.
- If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out my samoa cookies, thin mints, or twix bars in my E-book.
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Healthy Twix Bars. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
The base of these healthy twix bars are made with almond flour which is grain and gluten free. You may also use oat flour if preferred, but I have not tested this recipe with any other flour substitutes.
Maple syrup helps bind the ingredients together to create the shortbread. You may also use agave, honey or date syrup.
The shortbread layer is only a few ingredients, so adding in a touch of vanilla extract really adds a ton of flavor.
The caramel layer is made with soaked and blended dates.
Dip these twix bars in your favorite dark or milk chocolate. To keep this recipe fully vegan, and dairy free be sure to use the appropriate chocolate.
How To Make
ONE: Start by making the shortbread layer by combining the almond flour, maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a medium bowl. Once a dough is formed, roll it into a ball and place it between two pieces of parchment paper.
TWO: Roll the dough out until it’s about 1/4″-1/2″ thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut out your equal sized twix bars and place on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
THREE: While the shortbread is baking, make the date caramel to go on top. Blend soaked dates in a blender or food processor for 3-5 minutes until it’s completely broken down and smooth and creamy.
FOUR: Add a thick layers of the date caramel to the baked and cooled twix bars. Place in the freezer to harden for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. When ready, dip in melted chocolate and place back in the freezer to harden once more. ENJOY!!
Tips And Tricks
Repeat rolling and cutting the shortbread dough until you have about 8-9 twix bars.
Be sure to roll in between two pieces of parchment paper to prevent the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.
Bake at 250F so ensure the shortbread is crispy and cooked all the way through without burning.
You know the shortbread is done when it’s firm to the touch and golden brown on the edges.
Use a food processor to make the date caramel for best results, you can also use a highspeed blender if needed.
If your caramel isn’t breaking down, try adding in a splash of water or vanilla extract for more flavor. Be sure to stop and scrape down the sides as needed.
Add in a touch of coconut oil to melt the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments with coconut oil. Stop and stir the chocolate each time.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these healthy twix bars straight out of the fridge and enjoy cold with a cup of coffee or tea!
Store in the fridge and enjoy within 7-10 days, or freeze and enjoy within 30-60 days. If frozen, let them sit on the counter for 5 minutes to soften before enjoying.
Taste And Texture
These healthy twix bars really do taste like your traditional twix bar but made with healthier ingredients. They are still really sweet, crunchy and creamy from the caramel!
The texture is soft, crunchy and creamy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Although the texture will differ slightly.
You can use regular caramel if preferred!
Unfortunately no, as the chocolate will melt. These must be stored in the fridge or freezer.
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