| Raw + Dairy Free + Gluten Free + Grain Free + Paleo + Refined Sugar Free |

 

 

With Halloween right around the corner all I can think about is my favorite halloween candies. Twix bars, crunch bars, almond joys, reeses peanut butter cups, peanut m&ms, mini air heads, sour patch, and strawberry twizzlers… just to name a few. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? Slight sugar addiction over here.

 

However, I’m sure by now if you’re here you know that I wouldn’t touch any of those candies anymore. No judgement at all, I just personally do not consume any of the ingredients they put in those candies, most of which are so artificial they’re not even considered food. Also, why bother eating those when you can have your own, clean homemade version?

 

 

These no-bake raw twix bars are the BEST twix bars you’ll ever eat. Filled with so many healthy and filling ingredients and no refined sugars. Also, the best part about these is that they can be made into any form you wish! Bars, bites, squares… get creative and make them you’re own.

 

 

no-bake raw twix bites made in a silicone ice tray mold

 

The only sugar in these is the caramel layer made from real, natural sugars found in dates and honey. I added two tablespoons of chocolate chips to the chocolate layer so it has a super small amount of sugar in there as well, which can be altered to your desire! If you want the chocolate layer a bit sweeter you can use melted chocolate chips, or if you want the lower sugar option (but might have a bit more of a coconutty flavor) you can make your own chocolate like the recipe calls for 🙂

 

To keep the sugar content low, I made the chocolate layer from scratch using coconut oil and cacao powder and just two tablespoons of allergen free dark chocolate chips. This gives them a bit of a coconutty flavor which I don’t mind, but if you’re sensitive to coconut flavor and prefer a more chocolatey flavor, you can simply just use a melted chocolate bar or chocolate chips as the chocolate layer.

 

 

You’ll find that any recipe I make I try to keep the sugar content low because that is how I prefer to eat, but since these are for Halloween they’re made a little sweeter. I don’t count calories because all calories are not created equal, so I don’t know how many calories or grams of sugar are in each piece. What I do know though, is that as long as you are eating with intention and mindfulness, those things are insignificant.

 

Whenever you’re eating any kind of treat, whether it’s made from clean ingredients or not, it’s important to remember that there is something as eating too much. Let’s be real here… too much of anything isn’t good for us right? So just because these are made with 100% real ingredients and healthy ones too, you still want to avoid eating too much. The sugar adds up, the healthy fats add up, and they could cause bloat and extreme fullness. I do encourage you to DO YOU, but at the same time my purpose in creating these recipes is also still inspiring you guys to be mindful, healthy and feel your best. So as the recipe developer and health coach behind this amazing creation, I genuinely believe they’re so delicious that one or two slices (bars) or squares (whatever shape you make them into) is enough to get your fix.

 

All of the ingredients used in this recipe are ideal for making no bake, raw treats so if you’re purchasing a bunch of them for the first time and it feels like it’s getting pricey, they’re all good investmints. My favorite is the Cacao Honey because it literally tastes like Hershey’s chocolate syrup. It’s perfect for topping on pancakes, yogurt, ice cream, fruit, and baking! Dates are a great sweetener alternative especially when looking for a natural sweetener, and the nuts and almond flour are always good to have on hand for any gluten free, grain free recipe, savory or sweet! Keep in mind that if you are unable to buy nuts in the bulk section at your supermarket and you don’t want to buy two expensive bags of nuts for this recipe, stick to just the walnuts.

 

Ingredients

Raw Walnuts

Raw Pecans

Almond Flour

Coconut Oil

Vanilla Extract

Dates

Cacao Honey (or regular honey)

Cacao Powder

Dark Chocolate Chips

 

Happy Cooking!

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no bake vegan twix
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Instructions
  1. Soak dates in hot water while prepping your ingredients.
  2. Line your 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, making it extra long on two sides so you can use them as pull tabs to remove the twix in one piece when it's done. If you're making twix bites, you can use a silicone ice cube tray and no lining/coating is necessary, they will just pop right out when they're done.
  3. In a food processor, grind walnuts, pecans, almond flour, coconut oil and vanilla extract until dough consistency forms.
  4. Once dough is formed and nuts are evenly ground up, spread the dough in the 8x8 baking dish making sure it is even. Use a spatula or your fingers.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until it is hard.
  6. While the cookie layer is freezing, rinse out your food processor for the caramel layer.
  7. When the food processor is cleaned, add honey, dates and coconut oil to the food processor and grind until it turns into a gooey, caramel texture.
  8. Remove the cookie layer from the freezer and make sure it is frozen enough to pour the caramel layer on top. To test it, pour a little of the caramel layer on top and begin to spread it. If the cookie layer starts to peel up with it, place it back in the freezer and wait until it hardens to pour the entire caramel layer on top.
  9. Once the caramel is evenly spread on top, place back in freezer for about 30 minutes.
  10. In a small pot, melt coconut oil and add cacao powder and chocolate chips. Mix well until creamy chocolate texture is formed. If you're using a chocolate bar or chocolate chips, melt your chocolate until it is liquid and creamy.
  11. Remove chocolate from heat and let it cool for a few. Check on your caramel layer in the freezer and see if it is frozen.
  12. Once the caramel layer is hard enough and the chocolate is *cooled*, pour the chocolate on top and just move the tray around in your hands to make it even (tilting back and forth). You want to make sure you don't pour the chocolate on while it is hot because it could melt the other frozen layers.
  13. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes (or longer).
  14. Once the chocolate layer is super firm, remove from baking tray (pull up slowly on the tabs you created with the parchment paper) and cut into even bars. If you're using a silicone ice cube tray, they should pop out easily.
  15. Store in fridge or freezer!
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