Twix Or Snickers? Delish Either Way
We've been seeing so many snickers and twix bars reimagined on IG, so obviously had to have a go ourselves! We can now confirm that we were not disappointed. Not. At. All.
It's been a long time since tasting a twix or snickers, so this recipe was probably a mix of the 2. We remember that snickers bars definitely had peanuts in them.. Anyway, these deliciously caramel-y bars are amazing and you should totally make them! In hindsight, a pinch of salt on top would be perfection.
You will need:
For the Base
- 2 cups rolled oats (blended)
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Pinch of turmeric (optional - we added ours because #anti-inflammatory)*
For the Caramel
- 2/3 cup almond butter
- 1/3 (ish) of a cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
For the Chocolate
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup rice malt
How to make me:
Preheat oven to 150 degrees celsius. Line a loaf pan with baking paper and set aside, lately we've been wetting our baking paper with a dash of water to make it more "moveable" and it's been working a treat, really sits well in the nooks of the baking dish.
Add oat flour, almond meal, coconut oil, coconut sugar, rice malt, cinnamon and turmeric to a large mixing bowl and mix until combined.
Pop this mixture into the lined loaf pan and press down. Poke some holes in the base and pop into the oven for 10 - 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Pop the almond butter, rice malt, coconut oil and vanilla into a small saucepan and gently whisk together over medium heat until all ingredients are melted together. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
Once cooled, pour the mix over top of the base and make sure it's spread out evenly. Top with peanuts. We used chunky pieces to make sure they were obvious in each bite. Yum.
Once you are happy with your peanut application, pop the pan into the freezer for half an hour to set. You can either top these 2 layers with chocolate and then slice OR let set a little longer, slice into bars, then top individual bars (we used the latter method).
Sift the cacao powder and add the coconut oil, and rice malt to a small sauce pan over low heat. Whisk together constantly until all ingredients are melted and combined.
Either pour the chocolate over the caramel layer OR line up your bars side by side and gently spoon on chocolate to each bar. Pop back into the freezer to set the chocolate layer.
We recommend slicing ahead and then using chocolate to cover. The freezer sets the caramel but also really firms up the base, making it a semi nightmare to cut.
*This is what turned our base a golden colour. Base ingredients (oat flour, coconut etc) minus the turmeric will result in a pale more twix like shade.
Tag us on IG @healthfoodproject if you make this! We'd love to see!