Anyone wanna chocolate bar? A wholefood vegan one I mean ;)
Most definitely still a 'sometimes' food, but these Twix Bars are worth the time investment I promise!
Makes 8 bars
Time: 40 minutes + 2 hours chill time
1. Soak dates and leave to soften. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Line a loaf pan with baking paper and set aside. In a medium-sized bowl place almond meal and coconut flour and blend to combine. Slowly drizzle in oil and sweetener and mix.
3. Press shortbread into the lined loaf pan and flatten. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges slightly browned. Remove and let cool while you make the caramel.
4. Into the food processor place dates and almond butter. Whiz until creamy, using a spatula to push the mixture towards the blades as needed. Add coconut oil and blend again.
5. Layer caramel over the shortbread and place in the freezer for 2 hours, or overnight if able. The caramel needs to be hard enough to be able to be sliced without squashing!
6. Once your caramel is hard, slice into 8 even sized bars. Place in the fridge while melting the chocolate.
7. Over a double boiler, melt chocolate buttons or chopped chocolate.
8. Take your bars and roll them in chocolate, then place them on a tray. When all 8 bars are coated in chocolate, place tray in the fridge for 20 minutes to let the chocolate harder.
Take them out and enjoy!
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Easy and delicious, these light and crispy treats will be a hit for the lunchbox!
They're free from nuts and use a fructose-free sweetener to avoid sugar spikes to keep your kids energised the whole day.
With a few extra add ons for extra nutrition, give these a whirl and see what you think!