Vegan Twix Bars

Megan
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These Vegan Twix Bars are no bake, gluten free, refined sugar free & taste like the real thing – without all the sugar!

These Vegan Twix Bars are no bake, gluten free, refined sugar free & taste like the real thing – without all the sugar!

Twix were never my favorite candy as a child – I mean, I wouldn’t say no to them, but I much rather have the Reese’s. However, as I got older I started to love Twix bars. They’re crunchy, but at the same time milky and chewy. Comprised of a shortbread topped with caramel encased in a milk chocolate shell, it’s my dentist’s worst nightmare! So, I set out to create a healthier version made with only plant-based ingredients. And let me tell you, these Vegan Twix Bars are incredible. The caramel, which is made from dates, has a very similar taste and consistency to that of traditional caramel (which is made by heating pure sugar until it caramelizes). But, instead of being made from sugar, it’s made from dates! That’s right, no sugar in this caramel.

Whenever I’m craving chocolate, which is usually a nightly occurrence, I unfailingly reach for these Vegan Twix Bars which I constantly have on hand in the freezer. Personally, I prefer these over the real thing, as does the rest of my family. My colleagues repeatedly ask me to bring these into work – they are addicted!

Comprised of an almond flour base, a date caramel filling, and a coating of silky-smooth chocolate, these Vegan Twix Bars are also vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, no-bake and require minimal ingredients. Not only are they much healthier for you than the traditional candy bar, but they contain wholesome ingredients that you don’t have to feel guilty for eating. Plus, the flavor is unreal.

Vegan Twix Bars Ingredients

• Almond Flour – to make the base.

• Peanut Butter – I use my homemade peanut butter to keep it all natural.

• Medjool Dates – to bring on the sweetness! Dates are high in fiber and great for heart health. I always use Joolies Organic Fresh Medjool Dates. The first time I tried them I was genuinely blown away at the freshness and quality of them. Shop them here and be sure to use my code: BOOBOO for money off! If you are using other dates that are hard and dry, add them to a bowl with hot water and soak them for 5-10 minutes until soft and juicy, then drain and pat dry. 

• Vanilla Extract – an essential ingredient in any sweet!

• Peanuts – you can use salted or unsalted (I prefer salted peanuts for that sweet & salty element).

Vegan Dark Chocolate – I always use the brand Hu Chocolate – it’s made with clean ingredients and my all-time favorite chocolate! Be sure to use my code BOOBOO for a discount.

• Plant Milk – oat milk is my go to, but feel free to use your favorite plant milk (almond, soy, cashew, hemp, etc.).

How To Make Vegan Twix Bars

In a food processor, combine almond flour, peanut butter, dates, vanilla, and salt. Press this mixture into an 8×8 (or smaller) parchment-lined dish. Place the dish into the freezer to set. Next, in the food processor (no need to clean it), combine the soaked dates, peanut butter, plant milk, vanilla, and salt. Process until a smooth caramel-like mixture forms, adding more plant milk as needed (it will take about 1-2 minutes). Spread this mixture over the base. Place the pan back in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter together and pour over top, using a spoon to smooth it out. Place the dish in the fridge until the chocolate sets. Then, let it come back to room temperature and using a hot knife, cut into bars and devour – you deserve it. 

These Vegan Twix Bars are no bake, gluten free, refined sugar free & taste like the real thing – without all the sugar!

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Vegan Twix Bars

These Vegan Twix Bars are no bake, gluten free, refined sugar free & taste like the real thing – without all the sugar!
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Author: Megan

Equipment

Ingredients

Base

Date Caramel

Chocolate

Instructions

  • Line a 6" or 8" square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • If your medjool dates are dry and not moist, add them to a bowl with hot water and soak them for 5-10 minutes. Drain well. 
  • In a food processor, mix together all of the base ingredients: almond flour, peanut butter, medjool dates, vanilla extract and salt. If the mixture is too crumbly/fine-grain and doesn't form together when you press it in your hands, add a drop of plant milk and mix again. Press the mixture into the baking dish using a spatula, then place in the freezer while you make the date caramel.
  • In the food processor, combine all the date caramel ingredients: medjool dates, peanut butter, plant milk, vanilla extract and salt. Mix for a few minutes until it turns into a silky-smooth caramel. If needed, add more plant milk to make it smooth and creamy.
  • Using a knife, spread the date caramel over the base mixture. Place the dish back in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted, stirring as needed.
  • Pour the melted chocolate on top, using a spoon to smooth it out and cover the entire top. Place in the fridge and let it sit until the chocolate is set.
  • Remove from the fridge, let it come to room temperature, and using a hot knife (run the knife under hot water for 30 seconds), cut into traditional Twix bar shapes. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Vegan Twix Bars last up to 2 weeks in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container. I keep them in the freezer and grab one (or three) whenever I'm craving them.
  2. I always use Joolies Organic Fresh Medjool Dates. The first time I tried them I was genuinely blown away at the freshness and quality of them. Shop them here and be sure to use my code: BOOBOO for money off!
  3. I always use the brand Hu Chocolate – it’s made with clean ingredients and my all-time favorite chocolate! Be sure to use my code BOOBOO for a discount.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

2 Comments

  • emma

    March 13, 2023 at 9:41 am

    5 stars
    these are the best!!! will be making them soon!!

    1. Megan

      May 5, 2023 at 1:28 pm

      I’m so happy you love them, Emma! 💗

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