If you are a Twix bar fan, you have to try these healthy twix bites! They are a vegan, paleo version of the famous candy, without any added refined sugar, gluten, or dairy! If anyone is ever skeptical of treats without refined sugar or dairy, these are what I make them – always a crowd pleaser!

A bowl of healthy twix bites.

Are these twix bites actually healthy?

This version is a healthier version than the traditional Twix bar. Twix bars, while fine in moderation, are packed full of refined sugar, artificial flavors, and corn syrup. Let’s take a peak at the ingredient comparison below:

TWIX BARS: INGREDIENTS: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, COCOA BUTTER, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, PGPR, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS), ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, PALM OIL, CORN SYRUP, SKIM MILK, DEXTROSE, LESS THAN 2% – SALT, COCOA POWDER, SOY LECITHIN, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, BAKING SODA, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR.

HEALTHY TWIX BITES: ALMOND FLOUR, COCONUT FLOUR, ALMOND BUTTER, MAPLE SYRUP, COCONUT OIL, VANILLA, SEA SALT.

As you can see, these healthy Twix bites are made with more wholesome, whole food ingredients and JUST as delicious!

A healthy twix bite.

Ingredients needed to make healthy twix bites

Almond flour: This makes an incredible shortbread cookie base! If you can’t consume almond flour, I will leave an oat flour base in the recipe card.

Coconut flour: This helps create a firmer base texture, although you can probably just use more almond flour and still have success (although I haven’t tried it).

Maple syrup: This is the sweetener in the recipe. You can substitute any sticky sweetener, like honey.

Almond or peanut butter: Any nut or seed butter works. You can use sunflower butter or tahini for a nut-free option.

Coconut oil: Avocado oil, grass fed butter, or ghee can all be used as subs.

Vanilla & sea salt

Let’s make some twix bites!

  1. First, mix together the base ingredients. Then divide the dough amongst a mini cupcake tin or mold. Bake.
  2. While the bases are baking, mix together the filling ingredients.
  3. Once the bases have cooled, divide the filling amongst the tray, leaving a little less than 1/3 of space in each one for chocolate.
  4. Melt the chocolate until smooth. Then divide amongst the tray, covering the fillings.
  5. Pop in the freezer to set!

Storing leftovers

Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the freezer. You can let them thaw a few minutes for a softer texture.

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Healthy Twix Bites (paleo, vegan)

If you are a Twix bar fan, you have to try these healthy twix bites! They are a vegan, paleo version of the famous candy, without any added refined sugar, gluten, or dairy! If anyone is ever skeptical of treats without refined sugar or dairy, these are what I make them – always a crowd pleaser!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bites
Calories 1 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie base

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch sea salt

Filling

  • 1/2 cup almond butter *or peanut
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla & pinch of sea salt

Chocolate topping

  • 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Oat flour base (almond free)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup +1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla & pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Grab a mini cupcake tin or silicone mold and spray with oil spray.
  • Mix together the base ingredients until dough forms. Divide amongst the tray, filling each crevice about 1/3 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  • While the bases are baking, mix together the filling until smooth. Once the bases have cooled, divide the filling amongst the tray, leaving a little less than 1/3 for the chocolate.
  • Melt the chocolate and oil together until smooth. Cover each of the fillings with the chocolate.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours to firm up. Enjoy!

oat flour base

  • Blend the oats into flour consistency, in a high powered blender. Then mix together with the remaining ingredients to form the dough. Follow the rest of the instructions above!

Notes

Be sure to keep them stored in the freezer!
Keyword gluten free baking, gluten free dairy free, healthy dessert, healthy snack, Paleo, paleo recipes, vegan dessert

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