These Paleo Homemade Twix Bars have all the delicious layers of the popular candy, but made with wholesome ingredients. Sweet, delicious, and easy to make. They also happen to be gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. You will absolutely love these!
Twix used to be one of my favorite candy bars. I was never big on any chocolate candy, but I made a couple exceptions and Twix was one of them. The shortbread crust, the thick gooey layer of caramel and the thin layer of chocolate- it was perfection. Recreating it using real ingredients was fun and result was even better than expected. These don't taste like a healthy treat at all- they are just as good, if not better than the original.
Although it looks like a long list of ingredients, it's mostly the same ingredients repeated in each layer. It takes a little time to complete it, but it's easy and most of the time is waiting for it to harden in the fridge. They are well worth the time because the final result is a whole pan of cookie bars! Cut them small because they are rich.
This recipe was inspired by Bakerita. Her recipe caught my eye, but I knew I wanted an almond flour base. It came out so good- nutty, slightly sweet and pairs perfectly with the caramel and chocolate.
The caramel isn't technically a caramel at all. It's almond butter that is sweetened with maple and has a little coconut oil mixed in. It's easier than a traditional caramel that has to come to a certain temperature and can easily be over/under cooked and not turn out right. It's crazy how much it actually tastes like caramel. I also made a sunflower butter version that was equally delicious- it wasn't as pretty though so the almond butter was used. Feel free to use your favorite nut butter for that layer.
So do these taste exactly like a traditional Twix? No, they have more of a maple flavor than the original and the cookie bottom isn't quite as crunchy. That doesn't make them any less delicious though!
You have to try them and see for yourself how truly delicious these Paleo Homemade Twix Bars are!
Paleo Homemade Twix
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 11-13 minutes, or until sides are slightly brown. Let cool while preparing the next layer.
- In a medium bowl, combine almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix until completely smooth. If needed, microwave in 15 second increments to make mixing easier. Pour over cooled crust and place in the fridge to harden. Refrigerate 1-2 hours.
- Once the caramel mixture is hardened, prepare the chocolate mixture. In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, cacao powder, maple, and salt. Mix until smooth and pour over the caramel layer. A whisk usually works best for mixing. Refrigerate until hardened- about an hour.
- Once the chocolate is set, remove the candy by pulling up on the parchment paper. Place entire square on a cutting board and cut in half one way and in eighths the other way, creating 16 candy sticks. Store in the fridge.