Low Carb Homemade Twix Bars
A healthy version of an all time candy favourite: low carb homemade twix bars! Enjoy the pleasure of a decadent treat without the sugar rush.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 bars
- For the shortbread base
- 2 cups / 200g almond flour (to my UK readers - ground almonds work fine here)
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence or vanilla bean powder
- For the caramel
- 1 cup 240ml coconut milk (full fat, from a can)
- 4 tbsp Sukrin Fibre Syrup
- pinch of salt
- For the chocolate topping
- 1/4 cup / 60g coconut oil
- 1/4 cup / 20g cacao powder
- 1 tbsp Sukrin Fibre Syrup
- alternatively: 80g (1/3 cup melted chocolate, at least 85% cocoa solids
Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit.
First, make the shortbread base. Simply mix the almond flour with the egg and vanilla. Either roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper or line a 9x6 inch pan with baking paper and press the dough down evenly.
Bake for ca 25 minutes or until lightly browned
Next, make the caramel. Bring the coconut milk and fibre syrup to the boil. Turn the heat down and let it bubble away gently until it has reduced by half.
When the shortbread is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool down.
Spread over the caramel and place in the fridge for 10 minutes until it has firmed up.
Now make the chocolate topping - either heat coconut oil in a pan until liquid and add the cacao powder plus 1 tbsp of fibre syrup. Alternatively, melt 80g of dark chocolate (minimum 85% cocoa solids or higher).
Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel layer and let it firm up in the fridge.
Cut into bars and enjoy!
If you want to use a full can of coconut milk (normally 400ml), increase the amount of fibre syrup to 7 tbsp. You'll have some leftovers for waffles/ice cream or pancakes. Just put it into an air tight container and keep it in the fridge.
These bars are quite dense and filling. I found that a good size was around 25g. Therefore, my bars ended up smaller than your regular shop-bought Twix.
I have calculated the nutritional info according to a 25g bar.
Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 10.2mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 1.1g