Vine Recipe: Fake “Healthy” Twix Bars

You may have noticed a certain dearth of Vine posts recently – what with my birthday and then J’s birthday over the past couple of weeks, we took a little break from filming! We’re right back into it now however, with these fake Twix bars. They’re supposed to be a healthy twist, although of course they aren’t as healthy as you could possibly go.

I adapted this recipe from a Deliciously Ella one which has been doing the rounds – for the most part, I’ve been simplifying it to match more common recipe ingredients. We worked with what we already had in the cupboards – even the dates were still hanging around from our banoffee pie attempt, though I can’t stress enough how difficult it was for me not to eat them in between. I love dates. I had to de-stone 400g of them by hand for this recipe, and every single one was a morsel of temptation. Every. Freaking. One. It was torture, I tell you.

These are definitely much more of a success than our melty, horrific fake Bounty bars – but on the other hand, they are still hugely messy. In total shame, I have refused to include a picture of the finished product. Also, we may have eaten almost all of them already. These two facts are not related.

Without any further ado, here’s the Vine – and you can scroll down for the recipe!

Now give them a try yourself!

Fake Twix Bars
Very messy but totally moreish and satisfying Twix bars. These come out with a dark chocolate taste so play around with the recipe for something closer to the original if you prefer!
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  1. 200g plain flour
  2. 60g coconut oil
  3. 60 ml maple syrup
  4. 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
  5. Pinch of salt
  1. 400g pitted medjool dates
  2. 100ml water
  3. 2 tbsp almond butter
  4. Pinch of salt
  1. 150g butter
  2. 35g cacao powder
  3. 5 tbsp maple syrup
  4. 2 tbsp honey
  5. Pinch of salt
  1. Melt the coconut oil
  2. Add the other ingredients and mix into a dough
  3. Line a pan with paper and spread mix across the bottom as evenly as possible
  4. Put into the freezer while you carry out the next steps
  1. Blend all ingredients together until a smooth (or smooth-ish) paste
  2. Spread over the base and put back into the freezer for one hour or more
  1. Put everything into a pan and turn up to medium heat, stirring constantly until mixed
  2. Take the tray from the freezer and slice into bars
  3. Dip each bar into the chocolate and then put back on the tray
  4. Pour extra chocolate mix over the whole lot - don't be shy, you can eat the messy bits with a spoon
  5. Return to the freezer until ready to eat
To serve
  1. Remove each slice and let rest for around 5 mins before eating.
  1. The flour can be replaced with alternative flours such as oat flour.
  2. The butter can also be replaced to make it a vegan recipe.
  3. We tried adding a little coconut milk to the chocolate also to make it less dark - you can try this if the taste is too strong, but don't make it too thinned down.
Adapted from Deliciously Ella
Adapted from Deliciously Ella

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