You know that feeling when you crave something sweet?
Well, for me, it’s all about gooey, crunchy, chocolatey twix bars.
Before I went vegan I used to eat them all the time. It wasn’t great for my health (or my figure!).
Now that I eat 100% vegan and (mostly) healthy, I wanted to recreate my beloved twix bars without the animal products. But this version would have a twist: it’d be packed full of goodies that support the body instead of damaging it!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a chocoholic. I love food and dessert, and everyone needs to indulge once in awhile. But what we eat fuels our bodies, so it’s important to fill up on health-packed, nourishing food.
- 2 cup oats
- 0.25 cup applesauce
- 0.5 cup agave syrup
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 18 Medjoul dates
- dash Water
- 100 g vegan chocolate
- 0.25 cup coconut oil
- 0.75 cup cacao powder
- 4 tbsp agave syrup
- Preheat oven to 180C/360F.
- For the biscuit, blend the oats into a flour-like consistency.
- In a bowl, combine the oat flour with the applesauce, agave syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix into a smooth dough.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and spoon in dough, spreading evenly. Use a fork to make a few small holes in the biscuit dough—this ensures an even bake.
- Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden brown. Then, remove from oven and set aside to cool.
- For the caramel, blend together the dates and water to a thick consistency. Then, spread the mixture onto the biscuit dough.
- For the chocolate layer, melt the vegan chocolate and combine with the coconut oil, cacao powder, and agave syrup. Spoon the mixture over the caramel and dough. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes or until chocolate has set.
- Remove from fridge, cut into small pieces, and serve.
These sweet treats make the perfect gifts. Or, do as I do, grab a good book, a vegan hot chocolate, and your freshly made twix bars for a deliciously indulgent afternoon.
So treat yourself with my healthier, vegan twix bar recipe. I hope you enjoy these bars as much as I do!