Healthy homemade raw twix bars are almost better than the real thing when they taste like this! Twix bars are definitely one of the most popular chocolate bars, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a chocolate bar covered in a caramel/peanut-y layer and coated in chocolate? I decided to make these with some healthier ingredients so they can provide some nutritional benefits, and also be a super yummy treat to have any time. Plus, they require simple ingredients, and are no bake!
These healthy homemade raw Twix bars are made with a date and oat base, then a peanut butter center topped with chopped peanuts, almonds, and cashews, and covered in a beautiful layer of chocolate. Right after I add the chocolate layer I sprinkle a little bit of pink salt to help bring out the sweet flavour of the twix bar. Once you take the first bite, you’ve basically got a party in your mouth.
Ingredients needed to make your raw twix bars
- Oats. This is part of your base. I also love using them because they’re a great source of energy, and if you purchase certified gluten-free oats, this is a great recipe for someone who is gluten intolerant!
- Dates. Your dates are what gives you that amazing sticky texture for the base of your twix.They are also a great natural sweetener!
- Vanilla Extract. To add a slight vanilla flavour.
- Maple Syrup. Gives a delicious and natural sweet flavour to your peanut butter caramel layer.
- Peanut Butter. The main ingredient for the peanut butter caramel layer. This mixed with the maple syrup is what gives you that delicious sweet and salty flavour.
- Coconut Oil. The melted coconut oil is what helps to make the caramel layer more smooth.
- Coconut Flour. Helps to make the caramel layer less liquidy and forms this layer into a creamy caramel peanut butter sauce.
- Peanuts, Cashews, and Almonds. To give your twix a nice crunch
- Chocolate chips. Because it wouldn’t be a homemade twix bar without it.
Baking tips for these homemade twix bars
- Soak your dates. I use pitted dates, and they are normally very dry when I take them out of the bag. Letting them soak in hot water for about 10 minutes before pulsing them in the food processor makes your base layer softer and makes it easier to blend.
- Freeze date & oat base before adding caramel layer. It’s important to freeze the base layer for about 10-15 minutes so that it is solid before adding the caramel on top. We don’t want the caramel to melt into the base layer, so it’s important to freeze it first.
- Freeze caramel layer before adding chocolate coating. Same thing goes for the caramel layer! Otherwise the caramel and chocolate will melt into each other and there will not be a separation between layers.
- Bonus tip: Run your knife under hot water before cutting into your twix bars. Once your twix bars are done, remove them from the freezer and run your knife under hot water before cutting. This prevents the chocolate from cracking. You will get a clean, perfect twix bar.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe and try it out! It is a definite crowd pleaser and super easy to make! If you make this recipe don’t forget to share it on instagram and tag me, @riris_recipes so I can repost your beautiful creations! If you want more delicious vegan dessert recipes, try making my no-bake berry oat cups! Easy to make, no-bake of course (just like this recipe) and so delicious!
Healthy Homemade Raw Twix Bars (GF, V, RSF)
- 2 cups oats (any kind will work)
- 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup hot water
Peanut Butter Caramel Layer
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
- 1/4 cashews, chopped
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Chocolate Coating Layer
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Pink sale, optional
- Soak dates in a bowl in hot water for about 10 minutes and set aside.
- Strain out water from dates, and in a food processor add in oats, dates, and 1/2 cup of hot water and process until dough forms. It will be sticky, and that’s the consistency you want! If however it is too sticky/liquidy, you can add in more oats and process.
- Line a 9×9 inch glass pan with parchment paper and place the base layer of dough into the pan. Using your hands or a spatula, spread out the dough to make an even base layer. Place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes while you make the caramel layer.
- In a food processor, combine vanilla, maple syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, and coconut flour and pulse until a creamy, caramel texture is reached.
- Take glass pan out of the freezer, and pour the caramel layer on top of the base layer. Then, sprinkle the chopped nuts on top of the caramel layer and place back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.
- In the meantime, place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and microwave in 30 second increments to melt. (You can also melt on the stovetop).
- Once chocolate is melted, remove pan from the freezer and drizzle chocolate on top of the caramel/nut layer.
- Sprinkle lightly with some pink salt and place back in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.Remove from freezer, slice, and enjoy!
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