@kalejunkie's Paleo Shortbread Twix Bars

October is such a fun month in our household. It is my hubby’s birthday and we really do have the best neighborhood for holidays and that includes Halloween! Every year for Angelo’s birthday I try to come up with a recipe that is not too outrageously different from the way we normally eat* for his birthday “cake.” Last year I did a paleo sweet potato bread and this year I found these Paleo Shortbread Twix Bars that I had to try for him.

Verdict: They are pretty good - a little coconut-y for my liking. If I had to do it again I would play around with not using coconut flour in the base (using more almond flour) and potentially switching out some of the coconut oil with Miyoko’s Vegan Butter.

IMAGE OF TWIX BARS

IMAGE OF ANGELO w/ TWIX BARS

Ingredients for base layer:

  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

Ingredients for caramel layer:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Ingredients for chocolate layer:

  • 1 Hu Kitchen chocolate bar (or chocolate bar of your choice)

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x5 or 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. TIP: Spray inside with oil first so parchment paper sticks to dish.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together ingredients for the base layer. Pour into the baking dish and flatten. Bake for 10-12 minutes then set aside to cool.

  • While the base layer is cooling, whisk together the ingredients for the caramel layer. Pour the mixture on top of the base layer and smooth out.

  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.

  • Remove from fridge and make the chocolate layer by melting the ingredients together in a small sauce pan on the stove. Pour on top and even out with a spatula.

  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice. Enjoy <3

*I am not paleo, but since he is most of the time I try to give him something that he can continue to enjoy even after his birthday is over instead of wasting food.

Original Recipe here.

Let me know what you think of these in the comments below!

-SS-S