These 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 paleo, 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.
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 Homemade Twix Bars are!
Jessica is a self taught cook/baker from Michigan who enjoys local farmers markets, baking competitions, and kayaking with her husband. She specializes in Paleo and other desirable recipes that can be seen over on her own food blog.