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Healthy Homemade Twix Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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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Do you have a favorite candy? Mine is anything chocolate. Give me a Snickers, Milky Way, or Twix bar, and I’m happy! If you agree, this healthy homemade twix bar recipe will be your new best friend.

These twix bars might even be better than the original. They have a super thick layer of biscuit cookie and caramel. Also, they are covered in dark chocolate and sea salt. They are an elevated version of the classic candy bar!

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Why are these homemade twix bars healthier?

We use nutrient-rich ingredients in this healthy homemade twix bar recipe. There are no refined flours or sugar In fact, there is very little added sugar at all in this recipe! Here are some of the key ingredient swaps:

  • Almond flour for white flour: Almond flour is much more nutrient-dense than white flour. It contains plant-based protein, healthy unsaturated fats, and fiber.
  • Medjool dates for caramel: Regular caramel is made from pure sugar. We use date caramel in this recipe, made by blending dates in a food processor until smooth. Dates contain fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and potassium.
  • Lily’s Dark Chocolate for milk chocolate: Dark chocolate is higher in antioxidants than milk chocolate. Lily’s is my favorite brand of chocolate to bake with! Their bars are sweetened with stevia, so there is no added sugar. They also contain fiber, and they are absolutely delicious. They melt and behave just like sugar sweetened chocolate in recipes.
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How to make healthy homemade twix bars

  • Bake the almond flour biscuit layer, and let cool.
  • Make date caramel. Spread it evenly over the biscuit layer. Place in the fridge to set for a bit.
  • Melt chocolate and pour it onto the caramel layer. Sprinkle with sea salt, then let it set in the fridge.
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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

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