No-Bake Twix Bars

If you’re a fan of Twix candy bars, these are for you.SONY DSC

Unlike the store-bought version, these chocolate covered treats are made with just a handful of all-natural ingredients, but taste just as decadent. Even better, they’re quick to prepare!

Featuring raw cashews and fresh dates, these caramel-filled bars are loaded with heart-healthy fat, fiber, and minerals, like copper and magnesium. Magnesium is essential for bone and nerve health, and copper is thought to aid in the flexibility of joints, making these candy bars quite an upgrade from the processed versions!

No-Bake Twix Bars
makes 10 candy bars

Ingredients:

For the cookies:

1/2 cup raw cashew butter
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon coconut flour
pinch of salt

For the caramel filling:

3/4 cup soft Medjool dates (about 9 dates)
2 tablespoons raw cashew butter
pinch of salt
1/4 cup water

For the chocolate coating:

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Directions:

To prepare the cookie layer, combine the cashew butter, honey, coconut flour and salt in a bowl, and mix well until a thick batter is formed. Transfer the batter to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and use your hands to form a rectangular shape about 1/2-inch thick. Place the pan in the freezer to set while you prepare the caramel filling.

In a high-speed blender, combine the caramel filling ingredients and blend until well combined. You may need to stop and scrape down the blender a couple of times, to make sure everything is blended evenly. Remove the cookie layer from the freezer, and top with the caramel filling.

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*Note: You may not need all of the caramel filling, so feel free to reserve any leftovers as a dip for fresh apple slices.

Place the caramel topped cookie layer back in the freezer to firm up for at least 20 minutes.

To prepare the chocolate coating, combine the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in an oven-safe bowl, and melt at 350F for about 5 minutes. (Alternatively, you could use a microwave if you prefer.) Remove the caramel topped cookie from the freezer, and use a large knife to cut the cookie layer into 10 thin bars.

chocolate layer

Use a spoon or spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the top, sides and bottoms of each bar, then return the chocolate coated bars to the parchment lined pan to set. Once all of the bars have been coated, place the pan back in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving.

SONY DSCBecause these bars aren’t baked, the texture will be best when served directly from the freezer. Store in a sealed container in the freezer for up to month or more, if they last that long.

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No-Bake Twix Bars
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Serves: 10
 
An upgraded version of the popular candy bar!
Ingredients
For the cookies:
  • ½ cup raw cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • pinch of salt
For the caramel filling:
  • ¾ cup soft Medjool dates (about 9 dates)
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter (cashew butter)
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup water
For the chocolate coating:
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Instructions
  1. To prepare the cookie layer, combine the cashew butter, honey, coconut flour and salt in a bowl, and mix well until a thick batter is formed. Transfer the batter to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and use your hands to form a rectangular shape about ½-inch thick. Place the pan in the freezer to set while you prepare the caramel filling.
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine the caramel filling ingredients and blend until well combined. You may need to stop and scrape down the blender a couple of times, to make sure everything is blended evenly. Remove the cookie layer from the freezer, and top with the caramel filling.
  3. Place the caramel topped cookie layer back in the freezer to firm up for at least 20 minutes.
  4. To prepare the chocolate coating, combine the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in an oven-safe bowl, and melt at 350F for about 5 minutes. (Alternatively, you could use a microwave if you prefer.) Remove the caramel topped cookie from the freezer, and use a large knife to cut the cookie layer into 10 thin bars.
  5. Use a spoon or spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the top, sides and bottoms of each bar, then return the chocolate coated bars to the parchment lined pan to set. Once all of the bars have been coated, place the pan back in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  6. Because these bars aren't baked, the texture will be best when served directly from the freezer. Store in a sealed container in the freezer for up to month or more, if they last that long.
Notes
You may not need all of the caramel filling, so feel free to reserve any leftovers as a dip for fresh apple slices.

Notes:

  • Feel free to use any other type of nut or seed butter to replace the raw cashew butter, if you prefer, keeping in mind that substitutions will alter the flavor.
  • If you’d prefer to make your own homemade chocolate coating, rather than using store-bought chocolate chips, I recommend using this recipe.

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Hi, Iโ€™m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned certified nutritionist consultant, trying to make healthy living as easy as possible. I believe in eating delicious whole foods on a regular basis to help naturally support the bodyโ€™s detox organsโ€” no juice fasting required. (Unless you want to!) If you make one of my healthy recipes, tag @detoxinista on Instagram or Facebook so I can see!

50 thoughts on “No-Bake Twix Bars

  1. Fit n Fifty

    I cannot wait to try these!!! Thank you for ANOTHER delicious recipe. Is there anything I can subsitute for the coconut flour?

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  2. Laurie

    THESE SOUND AWESOME! And they look good, too! I am a fan of Twix, but I am not a fan of calories and crazy ingredients. I’m totally giving these a try!

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  3. Abbi*tarian

    You amaze me by continually posting new recipes while being a new mom! This recipe reminds me that I’ve got to get coconut flour! I keep forgetting, & yet, I can’t wait to try this plus a bunch of your other recipes that call for it.

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  4. Melissa Folkerts

    Omg. Our family just switched to a Paleo diet about a month ago. Ive been so worried about Halloween coming up, but no more! Making these for sure. I Have to find these medjool dates you speak of.

    Your recipes have made this switch to eating better so much easier for us. I’m really looking forward to trying these ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Ashley C.

    Those look amazing! Definitely will give them a try soon, especially since there is already so much halloween candy floating around the office this month that makes me feel less than great.

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  6. Alia Vo

    Wow – those look delectable. Your pictures make these bars look so delicious. I like the fact that there are properly combined, to boot! I’ve never had cashew butter, I’ve had plenty of raw, organic cashews in my life, so I would have to source this out.

    Hope you and your little precious one are doing wonderfully. Take care!

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  7. fien

    Mmmmm! Going to make these tomorrow!

    Do you think I can put the cookie layer in the oven, so that it will be crispier? Or do I have to add more flour or maybe baking soda?

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  8. kellin

    I LOVE Twix! They are one of the best candy bars ever! As soon as I saw this recipe, while looking for peanut butter balls, I gasped and told my mom, “Detoxinista has TWIX BARS!” I cant wait to try them!

    Reply
  9. Rumi

    Why chocolate chips is considered healthy? What is the difference between chocolate chips and any other chocolate? My understandings is that chocolate chips are just chocolate or am I wrong?

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  10. London

    These look delicious! Twix are one of my favorite candies- second only to Reese ‘s peanut butter cups!

    I’ll have to add this recipe to my list of things to make for Halloween!!!

    Thanks for the great recipes- you are brilliant! (Ps I made your almond butter pancakes for a brunch on Sunday and everyone loved them! I’ve been making a lot of your recipes lately and every single one is delicious!)

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  11. Alyssa

    I normally don’t bother with candy or desserts because they always seem time consuming. These… however… I may have to make an exception for.

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  12. Kelley

    I’ve never been a fan of anything caramel so if I decided to use homemade peanut butter, do I just replace the cashew butter with peanut butter and keep the rest of the ingredients the same?

    Reply
  13. All

    These look insane!! I love twix, will definitley give this healthier version a try. I didnt know you can eat coconut flour raw.

    Reply
  14. Anna K Olesen

    Just made these to bring to work tomorrow. Added a bit of macca powder to the mix as I thought the nutty flavour would go well with this. They are amazing! thank you!

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  15. Linda C

    Wow! This sounds great! Just ordered some more cashew butter so I can make this. Twix used to be my favorite, but its been years since I’ve had one. This will be such a nice treat! Thank you so much for creating this recipe!

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  17. J

    I see you add that we can substitute the cashew butter which will alter the taste….what would be the closest tasting substitute?

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  19. debra

    I just made these! I used regular cashew butter, not raw. The cookie layer isn’t as light in color bc of this. I love how healthy and easy they are to make! I only got 7 cookies, but I think I made them pretty wide.
    Yummy! Great recipe! I am more than happy to give these to my children! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Majawithaj75

    I made these last night…tasted nothing like a Twix bar, but they were a yummy treat none the less, and so easy to make! I used regular cashew butter as well…

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  22. Carsen

    I made these last night. Agreed that they’re not exactly like Twix, but they’re fantastic in their own right. It’s hard not to eat the whole batch!

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  23. Anne

    Delicious! I’m making these for a second time. Even my husband who hates health foods and anything that is an imitation of a beloved junk food loved these! They don’t taste just like twix but they taste so yummy in their own right.

    Reply
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  30. Lauren

    These were so easy to make and are delicious. I am definitely using the date mixture for other things. I put the leftover in my quinoa oatmeal-delish!

    Thanks for the recipe! And a creative way to use my never ending bag of coconut flour!

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  31. Mimi

    Any tips on blending these dates? I tried my blender and my food processor, and they just won’t blend in. I’ll keep blending….

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    1. Megan Post author

      Soaking the dates in water for 10 or more minutes beforehand can help if your blender or food processor can’t handle them dry. This is also a good trick to use if your dates aren’t very soft to begin with.

      Reply
  32. anne

    Oh man, I tried these but let’s just say, I failed misarbly. The cookie batter was too sticky to work with. I tried putting it in the freezer for 2 hours and it got sticky as soon as I took it back out of the freezer. I ended up just having to make sloppy clumps with chocolate on top because I didn’t want to waste the ingredients. I don’t know what I did wrong.

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  38. Colleen

    I made these but since I used maple syrup instead of honey, and used homemade coconut oil chocolate instead of chocolate chips I feel I shouldn’t rate them. But they would get a 4 star. I used all the filling on mine and I really shouldn’t have, it was too much and wouldn’t freeze firm. Plus I know they would have tasted better with a chocolate chip coating and most likely will put peanut butter on them next time instead of date filling. I don’t like dates very much. My husband wouldn’t even taste them. Thanks for the recipe though!

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