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Healthy Homemade Twix Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert

Description

These healthy homemade twix bars are the perfect treat to make for Halloween! Made with better-for-you ingredients, these will please every trick-or-treater.


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Ingredients

Biscuit Layer

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water

Date Caramel

  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • Pinch of salt
  • up to 1/2 cup water

Chocolate Layer


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together all biscuit ingredients in a bowl. Press into an even layer in the loaf pan. 
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  4. Place in fridge to let cool for 20 minutes.
  5. While biscuit layer bakes, make the date caramel. Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup water.
  6. Place dates and salt in a food processor, and add 2 tbsp reserved water.
  7. Blend for 3-4 minutes until completely smooth. Add reserved water a tbsp at a time if needed. You may need to pause blending to scrape down the edges.
  8. Once biscuit layer has cooled, pour date caramel over it and spread into an even layer.
  9. Place in fridge to set for 10 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler or microwave. 
  11. Spread the melted chocolate in an even layer over the date caramel. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  12. Place in fridge for 10 minutes, or until chocolate is set.
  13. Slice into 8 bars.


Notes

  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

Keywords: healthy homemade twix bars, vegan, gluten free, dark chocolate, date caramel