The Best Healthy Twix (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 60 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 60 minutes
Yield: makes 4 - 6Category: Desserts
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These delicious homemade healthy twixs are an easy no bake treat that are gluten free, nut free and vegan. A crumbly ‘biscuit’ base and a layer of thick gooey caramel all topped with a thick layer of melted chocolate.

The base of these twixs are made up of just three ingredients and despite having that ‘biscuity’ texture they don’t actually contain any biscuits or butter. They are made up of oats, dates for sweetness and some coconut oil which acts as ‘glue’ in this recipe and helps combine the ingredients. For the caramel layer I use my Healthy Two Ingredient Caramel recipe which is dairy free and uses coconut sugar as opposed to white sugar, making this recipe a great nutrient dense option.

The time noted to make this recipe does not include the time needed for the caramel, which needs to be made in advance. If you are in a rush and don’t have time to make the caramel layer you can simply lay soaked butterflied dates over the top of the biscuit base instead. You will also save time doing this as the bars will not need placing in the freezer to set before the chocolate layer is added. If you are omitting the caramel you can skip ahead to step seven of the method.

The ingredients have been split into three sections so you know what you need to make each layer. When it comes to making the caramel it will be helpful to look over the full recipe to ensure it is foolproof.

I like to use individual brownie trays to make these healthy twixs, however, if you don’t have one available you could use a small brownie tray, (no larger than 8″ x 8″), and slice into bars once the chocolate has set. If you are doing this you may want to add a tablespoon of coconut oil to the Bain- Marie when you are melting the chocolate to make the bars easier to slice.

I put these bars in the freezer to set as I find it helps the caramel retain its consistency and speeds the setting process along. I just allow the bars a few minutes to thaw out before eating.

If you like these twixs you may also want to try my Healthy Snickers, my Bounty Bars and my Healthy Peanut Butter Cups recipes.

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Ingredients

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For the base

  • 100g 2/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 75g 1/3 cup pitted dates
  • 3 tsp coconut oil (melted)

For the caramel layer

  • 70g 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 80g 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp full fat coconut milk (creamy part)

For the chocolate layer

  • 150g 3/4 cup dairy free chocolate

Method

  1. First you will need to make the caramel. If you are choosing to omit this layer for ease skip ahead to step 7. Pour the coconut sugar into the centre of a large saucepan. Spread the sugar out a little bit but make sure no granules stick to the sides of the pan
  2. Place the saucepan over a low heat and allow the sugar to cook for thirty seconds
  3. Gently pour the coconut milk into the pan, trying to cover as much of the sugar as possible rather than just pouring into one area
  4. Allow thirty seconds and then give the pan a little swirl to start combining the ingredients. Although you will be tempted to stir make sure you don't
  5. Allow the contents to simmer over a low heat for five minutes, swirling the pan ocassionally until the melted sugar and coconut milk have combined. The caramel will start to bubble and you still should not stir it
  6. After five minutes has passed, remove from the heat and immediately strain the caramel and pour into a jar or bowl. Place in the freezer to allow to set for a minimum of one hour
  7. Blend the oats briefly until a fine powder forms
  8. Add the dates and melted coconut oil to the oats and blitz until the ingredients come together in a sticky dough
  9. Scrape the batter out of the blender and split the mixture evenly between individual brownie trays. Use your hands to press down on top of the mixture ensuring it is firmly packed down into the tray
  10. Pour the caramel over the top of the base, ensuring it is spread evenly across and smooth on top. Place the bars in the freezer to set for thirty minutes
  11. Melt the dairy free chocolate using a Bain- Marie and scoop 1 - 2 tablespoons over the top, ensuring it reaches all four corners and is smooth on top. Place in the freezer to set

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