Recipe: Paleo Twix Bars

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Remember that time I told you paleo desserts are kind of my thing? If I'm being honest all desserts are my thing.  When I was little I thought your stomach was composed of a bunch of different shelves and that regular food couldn't fill up your top shelf -- only desserts could.

Hey, PS I still think that. I can eat enough for a family of 5 and still be ready for dessert. It's a problem I'm come to accept, which is why paleo treats are critical to my diet and my waist line.

While paleo treats are delicious, there are days I still miss regular treats.

For example, I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, so I made these. I love donuts, so I made these. I LOVE truffles, hence this recipe. Chocolate muffins -- done. Chocolate chip cookies -- done and done.

Are you guys ready for this? I'm not sure if you are. But -- introducing paleo twix bars. I'm going to give you a minute to think about that.

Paleo. Twix. Bars. You are welcome.


Ingredients:
Shortbread Crust: 
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, solid
Caramel Filling
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Chocolate Topping
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon flakey sea salt
How to Make:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 8x8” square pan with coconut oil.
  2. Combine coconut flour and salt in a bowl. Add the maple syrup and stir until fully combined and crumbly. 
  3. Add the room temperature coconut oil and mix until a large dough ball forms, pressing out any clumps of coconut oil. I used my hands at the end to bring the dough fully together.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Let cool completely.
  5. For the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until all of the ingredients are melted and throughly combined. Pour over the crust and let cool in the refrigerator until set before topping with chocolate layer.
  6. For the chocolate topping, whisk together all of the ingredients and pour over the cooled caramel layer. Smooth evenly and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. 
  7. Let cool until set. Slice into 1-inch slices, or 16 squares. Keep stored in the refrigerator.

 Step 2 & 3: Make that delicious crust
 Step 4: The perfect Twix crust
 Step 5: The carmel twit center
Step 5: Try not to eat all the center first.
The final step: eat all the Twix bars. 

Whats your favorite dessert? I definitely think these are my new favs! Enjoy everyone!

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12 comments:

  1. Now this the whole family would wnjiy

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  2. OMG! I have been trying to find a fun Paleo dessert and this is it! My son is going to be stoked he is a Twix NUT

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  3. Oh wow! I'm always looking for paleo treats and this looks so good. Thank you!

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  4. GAAAAAH I'm in LOVE!!! There is definitely a shelf in my tummy that only desserts can be, so I totally get it. This is so amazing and it's PALEO! Bravo!

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  5. OH my, definitely need to make these ASAP. I love twix bars-they are seriously one of my faves, and these look delicious!

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  6. I haven't had twix bars in years! Now I want to make these because I will be having a craving for twix bars now, lol. I love that these are dairy free and paleo! Can't wait to try these out!

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  7. Everything I've heard about the paleo diet seems like a major struggle (at least it would be to me) but these sound delicious!

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  8. Ummmm.....Helloooo. Why did I not know about this recipe before!!!!! This looks amazeballs. Pinning.

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  9. 1. You are hilarious.
    2. WHAAAAAT?!? Paleo twix...mind. blown.

    Come bake for me please. :)

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  10. This looks awesome, Kristen! My good friend has been doing the paleo diet for three years now and swears by it!

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  11. Yes, if I was involved the final step would most definitely be EAT THEM ALL!

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I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen

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