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Homemade Twix Candy Bars: A Healthy and Delicious Treat

Homemade Twix Candy Bars: A Healthy and Delicious Treat

Enjoy the classic flavor of Twix bars with a healthy twist. These homemade Twix candy bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-free, and refined sugar-free. Featuring a delicious shortbread crust, a creamy caramel layer and a rich chocolate coating, these bars are both indulgent and nutritious. Perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings without compromising on your dietary preferences.

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Why you'll love it: These Twix bars combine the rich flavors and textures you love in a classic candy bar with wholesome, natural ingredients. The almond flour shortbread crust is perfectly buttery and crumbly, the cashew caramel layer is smooth and sweet, and the chocolate coating provides the perfect finish. Easy to make and store, these bars are a fantastic treat for any occasion.

Perfect occasion: These bars are ideal for satisfying sweet cravings, serving at parties, or as a homemade gift for friends and family. They make a great dessert for gatherings and are perfect for those following a gluten-free, dairy-free, or paleo diet.

Decorating Tips: For an extra touch, sprinkle sea salt on the chocolate covered bars before they set. You can also drizzle with additional melted chocolate for a decorative finish. Serving these bars in individual paper wrappers can make them even more appealing.

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Ingredients:

For the shortbread crust:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons of honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

For the caramel layer:

  • 1/3 cup cashew butter (or other favorite nut/seed butter)
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted nut/seed butter)

For the chocolate coating:

  • 6 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate (dairy-free and refined sugar-free)
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil (to thin the chocolate)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the shortbread crust:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • In a small bowl, mix almond flour, honey or maple syrup, and salt until a sticky dough forms. Adjust the consistency by adding more sweetener if it's too dry, or more almond flour if it's too wet.
    • Line an 8×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan, smoothing it with another piece of parchment paper to evenly cover the entire bottom.
    • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool.
  2. Prepare the caramel layer:
    • In a bowl, combine cashew butter, honey or maple syrup and salt. Optionally, heat the caramel mixture in the microwave or on the stovetop until it begins to bubble, then remove from heat.
  3. Assemble the bars:
    • Once the crust has cooled, distribute the caramel evenly over the shortbread layer.
    • Place the pan in the freezer for several hours until the caramel hardens.
  4. Cut and coat the bars:
    • Take the hardened dessert out of the freezer and place it on a cutting board. Cut into 6 to 8 bars.
    • Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a microwave-safe bowl or using the double boiler method until smooth.
    • Dip each bar into the melted chocolate, making sure they are completely coated, and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Optionally, sprinkle sea salt on top.
  5. Prepare the chocolate:
    • Refrigerate the bars until the chocolate hardens.
  6. Store and enjoy:
    • Store bars in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for several months. Enjoy these delicious homemade Twix bars!

These homemade Twix candy bars are a delicious, healthier alternative to the classic treat, perfect for any occasion and easy to make with simple, healthy ingredients. Enjoy the rich flavors and satisfying textures of these bars whenever you need a sweet treat!

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