Homemade Paleo Twix Bars

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These Homemade Paleo Twix Bars are easy to make, and everyone goes crazy for them!

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Twix was one of my absolute favorite candy bars growing up. I mean I think it’s only real competition was Reeses. And really can you even compare caramel & chocolate to chocolate & peanut butter? It doesn’t seem fair, after that comparison is much like apples to oranges in my mind. They’re both good, but completely different!

Even though I loved all those goodies growing up, I can’t even remember the last time I actually had a Twix bar. That’s probably because my mom used to make something really close to these Homemade Twix bars during the holidays.

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Her version was even better than the candy, and they were my favorite holiday treat. So this year I decided it was high time to make a gluten free and paleo version.

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The end result is just like the ones I remember, but made with healthier ingredients. Almond flour replaced all-purpose, and coconut sugar replaced the refined sugar.

The only change I made that really affected the flavor was the flaked sea salt. But once I had sea salt on a Twix bar, well… there’s not going back from how good that is!

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How to make these Homemade Paleo Twix Bars:

You start by mixing together the shortbread crust.

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Then it’s patted out into a lined baking pan and pricked all over with a fork.

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While the crust is baking, you simmer the caramel, and then pour it over the cooled crust.

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After the caramel has had a chance to harden in the fridge, the chocolate layer is poured over. When that’s mostly set up, you can add the essential, (I mean optional) sea salt layer!

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Once the bars have fully hardened up, it’s time to slice and eat them. The longer they’re left out at room temperature, the more they’ll look like the above photo with the caramel beginning to ooze.

So definitely keep them refrigerated for the cleanest slice. Personally I love these at room temperature, and don’t mind a bit of mess. I just think chocolate always tastes even better when it’s not cold.

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More chocolate-caramel recipe inspiraton:

I hope you enjoy these as much as we have! If you do make them, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. And I always love hearing from you here, and over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.

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Homemade Paleo Twix Bars | Get Inspired Everyday!

Homemade Paleo Twix Bars


  • Author: Kari
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 161“x4” bars 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These homemade twix bars are just like the ones my mom always made during the holidays, and they’re a guaranteed crowd pleaser!


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Ingredients

Shortbread Crust:

1 cup fine almond flour

2 Tablespoons tapioca starch

1/4 Teaspoon sea salt

1 egg

1/4 cup or 4 Tablespoons melted ghee, or salted butter

Caramel Layer:

1 can coconut milk, refrigerated, see notes

1 cup coconut sugar

1/4 Teaspoon sea salt

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Layer:

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, I use the Enjoy Life (allergy friendly)

2 Tablespoons avocado oil, or coconut oil

Flaked sea salt for sprinkling over the top


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Then lightly grease an 8″ baking pan. Cut 2 strips of parchment paper the width of the baking pan, then place them into the pan crosswise.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca starch, sea salt, egg, and melted ghee/butter until a stiff dough forms.

Pat the dough evenly into the prepared pan, making a rim around the edges about 1/2″. Prick the crust with a fork and bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. 

Let the crust cool to warm or room temperature before pouring the caramel layer on. 

Once the crust has cooled, make the caramel layer. Start by scooping the hardened coconut cream from the surface of the can, set aside the liquid to another use like a smoothie. Add the hardened coconut cream to a medium sized saucepan along with the coconut sugar and sea salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce and simmer until thickened, for about 10 minutes. Remove the caramel from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.

You will have 1 cup of caramel sauce after it’s reduced. If the caramel sauce hasn’t been reduced enough, the caramel layer will be soft, even after refrigeration.

Pour the caramel layer over the cooled crust, then refrigerate until it’s firm, about 1 hour.

For the chocolate layer, melt the chocolate chips and avocado/coconut oil together in a double boiler, stirring constantly until melted. Pour the chocolate layer evenly over the hardened caramel layer, then refrigerate again until it’s firming up, about 30 minutes. When you can see the chocolate layer is no longer glossy, it’s time to sprinkle on the flaked sea salt.

Refrigerate again until completely set up, an additional 1-2 hours. Cut into bars and serve chilled for the cleanest looking slices.


Notes

The reason the can of coconut coconut milk needs to be refrigerated is so the cream will float to the top and harden. You want this separation to happen because you only need the cream for this recipe.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Homemade Twix Bars, Paleo Twix Bars, Homemade Twix Bar Recipe, Gluten Free Twix Bar

32 Comments on “Homemade Paleo Twix Bars”

  1. Kari

    These are absolutely delicious. Got my husband hooked on them too. Even if my caramel layer doesn’t firm up, we still enjoy them!!

    1. Kari

      The caramel layer should be firm enough to slice, if not, try simmering it a little longer next time. So glad you both enjoyed them!

  2. Kari

    Ok Kari,

    I’m actually commenting, because you have done it.

    Not only are you the only person to make a long flake pie crust as good as my Mom, not only have you made the best raspberry dessert I have eaten, you have answered the question we and likely countless others casually poked at over a decade ago! Can Twix be remade healthier, and if so would we want to eat it? Yes, it obviously can, and we do.

    The fact that these are far beyond what either of us would have considered back then proves your dedication to health and healthier treats!

    This is truly an inspiration. I’m not even joking. Twix bars were a serious favorite, but even if they came gf I would probably not enjoy them now. This, however, may just bring my baking out of hibernation.

    Thank you!

    1. Kari

      Twix bars are a serious favorite of mine too, and I sure hope you enjoy them sometime! Also I’m racking my brain to try and figure out what raspberry dessert you were referring too, I guess it’s been to long for me to remember? And also thanks so much, you’re too kind! 🙂

      1. Kari

        Hey Kari!

        You’re completely welcome for the praise, it’s earned. And please note, I haven’t even mentioned the delicious savory things, like posole, curry, and more!

        The dessert was a summertime raspberry mousse on layer of dark chocolate, with a very lightly sweet, rich chocolate cookie crust underneath. So fresh and scrumptious.

        Possibly this was around the same time as the rhubarb mousse in champagne flutes, also memorable.

        Happy Tasty New Year!

        1. Kari

          Funny I don’t remember that raspberry dessert at all, but I’m making notes because that sounds like something I need to recreate! I do remember that rhubarb mousse though, haven’t been able to find the recipe, but I’ve never forgotten how good it was. Also Happy New Year to you as well!

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