These homemade healthy Twix bars are made with an almond flour crust, date caramel and coated in chocolate. A wholesome treat to satisfy your candy craving!
- 1 cup almond meal or almond flour
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 10 – 20 min, then drained
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted almond butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 cups chocolate chips of choice (I used dark chocolate) + 1/2-1 Tablespoons coconut oil
- Combine all ingredients, using your hands to press it together until it is well mixed and a ball shape. Let sit in fridge for 10 minutes. If you’d like to do the easier option, simply press dough into bottom of a parchment lined 8×8″ pan; if you’d like to do traditional Twix shapes, roll dough into snakes and press snakes flat on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place shaped dough in freezer for 15 minutes before baking at 325°F degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes (ideally, until they cool completely) before removing from pan.
- Using a food processor or blender, process all ingredients together until very very smooth. If you’re using a blender, it helps to start on a “low” setting until everything is more liquidy, then switching to “high” to get rid of any chunks.
- Spread a generous layer of the caramel on top of cookie layer; place caramel-topped cookies in freezer while you melt the chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. (I did 1 cup chocolate chips + 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil).
- Spoon chocolate over bars, making sure to swipe it around the sides, or simply spread an even layer atop the caramel and cookie layer if using 8×8″ pan. Let cool completely and enjoy!
- Makes about 16 bars. Store uncovered at room temp for 3 – 4 days, in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for 1-2 months.
- Unless you store these in the fridge or freezer, they will lose a bit of their crispness over time.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 199
- Sugar: 20g
- Sodium: 47mg
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 4g
Keywords: healthy twix bars