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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.   
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword homemade twix bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 134kcal
Author Katrin

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 10.7g | Cholesterol: 10.2mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 1.1g