Healthy Vegan Twix Bars

These homemade, healthy vegan Twix bars are perfect for a guilt-free snack. Refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free but absolutely delicious!

If you’ve been following my DIY kick then you’ll know that I’ loving re-creating healthier versions of my childhood favourite chocolate bars. So far I’ve made my own Bounty Bars, Peanut Butter Cups, Homemade Snickers Bar and I’m no-where near done yet! This Vegan Twix bar recipe is one of my favourites so far! Refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free and yet still absolutely delicious!

Not to mention that the recipe is actually super simple ( I know there are quite a few steps but don’t let that scare you!). Within half an hour you can whip up a large batch of around 18-22  Vegan Twix bars that are great for a healthier ‘treat’.

I love to include this recipe as part of my meal-prep so that I know I have treats for the week that are still fairly guilt-free!

Plus, I know it sounds a little bit odd but it really is AMAZING how dates can create a delicious, more-ish dairy-free caramel layer. Top level yummy!

It’s also worth noting that for the chocolate layer of these bars, I used a completely sugar-free mixture of raw cacao powder and coconut oil, as the filling is sweet. However, you can also use pre-made chocolate ( simply melt it in the microwave or over a double boiler) or even make your own sweetened refined sugar-free chocolate mix in a similar way to how I did HERE.

The Healthy Vegan Twix Bars Recipe:

Makes: ~18-22 Twix bars (depends on size)

Preparing Time:  25-30 minutes (excludes cooling time)

Ingredients

Base layer:
ingredients for Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder (or another thickening agent)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Caramel layer:
ingredients for Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 10-11 dates
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Some water

Notes: although I’ve used almond butter, this recipe works just as well with peanut butter or tahini

Chocolate coating:
ingredients for Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Notes: See notes written at the top of this post.

Directions

  1. Combine the base ingredients and mix until you obtain a consistent mixture.

  2. Spread over a small baking tray lined with baking paper and press the mixture onto the bottom of the tray.

    Bake in the oven at 170º (fan assisted) for 10-15 minutes or until the base turns light brown. Then leave it to cool down.
  3. To prepare the caramel layer, first, check the dates. If they are very dry, soak them in hot water for about ten minutes ( this will really create a really nice, smooth, sticky caramel texture). Then add the dates and the rest of the caramel layer ingredients to a food processor/blender and blend them until you get a creamy sticky mixture.

    vegan caramel for Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
  4. Spread the caramel layer over the cooled base. You can spread as much or as little caramel as you like. Freeze for 30-45 minutes or until the caramel layer gets harder.
    Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
  5. Cut it into bars of the desired size and then put back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. ( you may prefer to leave as is as cut after pouring chocolate over the top. However, I prefer my bars to be fully coated)
    Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
  6. To make the sugar-free ‘chocolate’ topping simply melt the coconut oil and mix with the raw cacao powder.

    Mix until there are no cacao lumps.
  7. Dip each bar in the melted chocolate and set aside to dry. Then freeze them for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.
    Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
    I like my Twix bars extra chocolate-y so I dipped them a second time and put them again into the freezer.
    Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
  8. You can store the bars in the freezer in a sealed container and they can last for up to two months.               Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free Healthy vegan twix bars - guilt-free snack that is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

Healthy Vegan Twix Bars

Healthy Vegan Twix Bars

Yield: Approx 20

These homemade, healthy vegan Twix bars are perfect for a guilt-free snack. Refined sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free but absolutely delicious!

Ingredients

Base layer:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder (or another thickening agent)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Caramel layer:

  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 10-11 dates
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Some water

Chocolate coating:

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Combine the base ingredients and mix until you obtain a consistent mixture. 
  2. Spread over a small baking tray lined with baking paper and press the mixture onto the bottom of the tray.
  3. Bake in the oven at 170º (fan assisted) for 10-15 minutes or until the base turns light brown. Then leave it to cool down.
  4. To prepare the caramel layer, first, check the dates. If they are very dry, soak them in hot water for about ten minutes ( this will really create a really nice, smooth, sticky caramel texture). Then add the dates and the rest of the caramel layer ingredients to a food processor/blender and blend them until you get a creamy sticky mixture.
  5. Spread the caramel layer over the cooled base. You can spread as much or as little caramel as you like. Freeze for 30-45 minutes or until the caramel layer gets harder.
  6. Cut it into bars of the desired size and then put back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. ( you may prefer to leave as is as cut after pouring chocolate over the top. However, I prefer my bars to be fully coated)
  7. To make the sugar-free 'chocolate' topping simply melt the coconut oil and mix with the raw cacao powder.
  8. Mix until there are no cacao lumps.
  9. Dip each bar in the melted chocolate and set aside to dry. Then freeze them for 10-15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.
  10. I like my Twix bars extra chocolate-y so I dipped them a second time and put them again into the freezer.
  11. You can store the bars in the freezer in a sealed container and they can last for up to two months. 
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4 Comments

  1. I have home made almond flour and the base wasn’t thickening like yours so I doubled the oil, and after baking it… it all crumbled under the caramel. I’ve tried to save it but will see. Any recommendations for next time?

     
    • Alpha Foodie

      Hi Danielle,

      Doubling the oil would definitely make it crumble more. The reason I used rice malt syrup is to help the dough stick together. If you used rice malt syrup (or honey), then next time I would try maybe replacing the coconut oil with butter? Mine didn’t crumble. My coconut oil to start with was more on the solid consistency. You need a sticky Dough. Sometimes I add some gluten free flour too (it helps). Hope that helps :-).

       
      • Ok, makes sense! I think my homemade flour just absorbed things differently too so I’ll play with it more and use your suggestions too. My hubs is a sugar-aholic and LOVED the bars though. SUPER TASTY, LOVE!
        Thank you❤✌

         
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