Say hello to your new favorite dessert – Healthy ‘Twix’ Bars made from nutritious ingredients to keep you feeling your best!
These healthier ‘Twix’ Bars are simple to make, and SO delicious! These were made originally by Rachael Devauex, another Registered Dietitian based in NYC (jealous!). These Healthy ‘Twix’ Bars are my new go-tos, and I can’t stop making them. They’re even gluten-free and dairy-free, so those that have Celiac Disease or lactose intolerance can enjoy as well!
Slightly crumbly, crunchy, sweet, caramel-y and rich. A winning combo if you ask me.
This delicious and healthier take on the classic ‘Twix’ bars has me HOOKED! Created by fellow Dietitian & food blogger, Rachael DeVauex from @rachaelsgoodeats. People ask for this recipe all the time, and its now my go-to, so I had to share! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsp honey, warmed
- 1/2 cup almond butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- pinch sea salt
- 1 dark chocolate bar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp flakey sea salt
For the shortbread layer: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine coconut + almond flours w/ coconut oil & honey in large bowl. Stir out all crumbles of flour until thoroughly combined. Line 9×9 baking dish w/ parchment paper & pack down shortbread mixture into base. Bake for 10-12 min, or until starting to turn golden brown. Remove & let cool completely.
For the Caramel Layer: Combine almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup & sea salt in saucepan over the stove on medium-low heat & heat until completely liquified, whisking together. Remove from burner & let cool completely.
For the Chocolate Layer: Break up the chocolate bar into small bowl & add coconut oil. Warm in microwave for 30 sec intervals, stirring in between, until liquified. Or, heat over the stove.
To make the bars: Once shortbread & caramel have completely cooled, pour caramel sauce over the base layer. spread out evenly. Set in fridge until it hardens (~20-35 minutes). Remove from fridge & pour choc over the top. spread out evenly. Sprinkle flakey sea salt & set back in fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden. Once chilled, remove the hardened mold from 9×9 pan by pulling on the sides of the parchment paper. Lay on cutting board & using a large chef’s knife, slice into 1/2-inch strips. from there, slice each strip into thirds.
Visit Rachael’s site at: https://rachaelsgoodeats.com/ See the original recipe here: https://rachaelsgoodeats.com/healthy-twix-bars-raw-gf-df-refined-sugar-free/
Being more mindful of added sugar in our diets is one way to make healthier choices from a health/self-care perspective (vs. dieting/weight loss perspective), and sugar does tend to be hidden everywhere! A little bit of added sugar in the diet is totally fine (and the more we demonize it, the more we want it!), but swapping out your typical candy bars and other desserts for these wholesome treats as more regular options can benefit your health, so eat up and enjoy!