December 12, 2012 By Leanne Vogel December 12, 2018
I have a weak spot for DIY chocolate bars. Given the popularity of the no bake homemade Twix bars I made for Halloween, I’d say that you all do too!
The no bake version was made with a no bake cookie base, sunflower butter and medjool date caramel and allergen-free chocolate, but wasn’t safe for those with nut allergies. Also, some of you mentioned that you were interested in trying a second batch but with a baked gluten-free shortbread instead of a no bake version.
So hey, what better time than Christmas to take a nut-free, vegan gluten-free shortbread stab at it?
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These new bars have the same caramel filling and chocolate topping as the original version, the only thing that’s changed is the cookie base. Either approach to this recipe is good. Kevin couldn’t decide on a favorite so that’s a good sign that you’ll be smiling no matter which direction you choose!
Begin by adding the dry ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. Once combined, add oil and…
mix with a hand mixer until it looks like the image on the bottom left. It should be crumbly.
You can shape the cookie pieces with your hands and fingers so that they look like the picture below and to the right. You want to make sure that your cookies are as flat as possible so that the layers display nicely when they’re snacked on.
While the cookies are baking, start making your caramel. It’s super easy!
Once the cookies have cooled, spread caramel over top. I found it easiest to just do this with my fingers.
I also found dipping and rolling the Twix in chocolate to be far easier just with my fingers…
plus then it means I get to LICK them all when I’m done.
Not the bars, my fingers.
Although, admittedly, it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve stood in the kitchen and proceeded to lick everything in sight.
You know you do it too…
Are you doing any Christmas baking before the holidays? I know you may not associate Twix bars with Christmas but heck, why not?
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Hi! I’m Leanne
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.