Desserts

Healthy Twix Bars

These Healthy Twix Bars are going to be your new favorite snack or dessert. They are made with simple and wholesome ingredients, come together in less than an hour and are both vegan and gluten free!

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a plate full of twix bars with one cut in half to show the inside layers of shortbread and date caramel.

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.

the five ingredients you need to make these twix bars in individual containers.

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.

the shortbread cut in individual twix bar shapes and placed on a baking sheet, ready to be baked.

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.

a hand holding one of the twix bars that is broken in half to show the inside layers.

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

Can I use oat flour instead of almond flour?

Yes! Although the texture will differ slightly.

What can I use instead of date caramel?

You can use regular caramel if preferred!

Can I stored these Twix bars on the counter instead of the fridge?

Unfortunately no, as the chocolate will melt. These must be stored in the fridge or freezer.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Healthy Twix Bars, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Healthy Twix Bars

These Healthy Twix Bars are going to be your new favorite snack or dessert. They are made with simple and wholesome ingredients, come together in less than an hour and are both vegan and gluten free!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
35 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
1 hour
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Shortbread

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

Date Caramel

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted and soaked in hot water 
  • 1 tsp vanila extract, optional 

Chocolate 

  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp coconut oil 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

9 twix bars, 18 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine almond flour, maple syrup and vanilla extract together and mix with a spatula until a dough starts to form. Roll the dough into a large ball and place between two pieces of parchment paper.
  3. Roll the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick. 
  4. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut out rectangle shapes. These will make out the base of your Twix Bars. Repeat the process until the dough is complete, I was able to get 8-9 Twix Bars. 
  5. Place the bars on the baking sheet and bake for 25-27 minutes or until shortbread is lightly golden brown and slightly firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool completely. 
  6. Next, make the date caramel. Soak dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and add to the food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy. Stop to scrape down eh sides a few times. If your dates aren’t blending, add in 1 tbsp of water. 
  7. Then. add a thick layer of date caramel to the shortbread and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. 
  8. In the meantime, melt the dark chocolate with coconut oil and then coat each Twix bar until there is no shortbread showing. Place back on the parchment paper and back into the freezer to harden. 
  9. When ready, remove the Twix bars from the freezer and ENJOY!! 

Notes

  • Roll the shortbread dough in between two pieces of parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to your rolling pin.
  • 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 high-speed blender if needed.
  • If the 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.

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