These Paleo Twix Bars are dangerously good. There, I’ve warned you.

Some of my friends came over last night to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. We opened a few bottles of champagne and made a toast to long-lasting friendship. We ate, laughed, watched fit women walk down the runway, ate again and drank plenty. I love my friend time and I honestly don’t think I have enough of it. It is so important to create memories with friends and to be there for each other (for the good, the bad, and the ugly). I specially adore having them over at my house. I love being able to share my home and provide a welcoming space, where they feel like it’s their own.

You know what is one of my favorite things about having them over? Making them try my newest Paleo recipes. I love watching their faces as they savor the first bite…their expressions let me know if the recipe is a “no go” or a “go” for my blog (thanks girlies!)

Last night I have them try the delicious Paleo Twix Bar. I think they were pretty pleased (I know my husband was for sure, he has had at least 4 bars); one of my friends even wanted to take an extra one home so she could take it to work the next day.

I am sharing this recipe with you my Amazing Paleo family, because it might be a good excuse for you to have friends over and share yummy homemade healthy treats while creating long-lasting memories. Have fun making and eating them!

Tools You’ll Need:

  •        Food processor
  •        Measuring cups
  •        Measuring spoons
  •        Baking sheet
  •        Parchment paper
  •        Knife

Ingredients for the Shortbread:

  •        1 cup macadamia nuts
  •        ¼ cup maple syrup
  •        ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  •        1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Steps for the Shortbread:

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Plug in your food processor and add in macadamia nuts. Process until macadamia nuts convert into a flour consistency (see picture below)
  3. Add in maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt. Process just until ingredients are well incorporated (see picture below).
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop mixture and roll into a ball. Shape the ball into a long tube and place down on parchment paper (should be around 2 1/2 to 3 inches long). You can use a knife to smooth sides and top of shortbread.
  5. Place baking dish in your freezer. Now on to making the caramel.

Ingredients for the Caramel:

  •        6 medjol dates (pitted)
  •        3 tablespoons SunButter
  •        1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  •        1 tablespoon purified water

Steps for the Caramel:

  1. Place dates, sun butter, sea salt and water in food processor. Process until all ingredients have been well mixed.
  2. Take out baking sheet from the freezer and top each shortbread stick with your caramel [use a tablespoon to help you scoop the mixture out of the processor, and using your hands, place the caramel on top of the shortbread to cover it completely (see picture below)].
  3. Place baking dish back in your freezer.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Coating:

  •        1 cup unsweetened chocolate chips (melted)

Steps for the Chocolate Coating:

  1. Once you have your chocolate chips all melted, dip each stick into the chocolate and place it back on the parchment paper. *Make sure sticks are 100% covered with chocolate.
  2. Place baking sheet back into the freezer and leave it there overnight.
  3. Enjoy and love life! If want to save sticks for later, just make sure to either keep them in the refrigerator or freezer J

* Recipe slightly modified from the Healthful Pursuit

* Recipe yields 10 Twix Bars

* Nutritional Information (per Twix Bar): 243 calories; 16g fat; 27g carbohydrates; 3g protein.

 

About The Author

Mariel Lewis

I'm an avid Paleo blogger passionate about health and fitness! I love cooking with natural ingredients. This passion drives me to dream up fun culinary creations that not only nourish the body but taste great! Eating healthy doesn't have to be a drag, try some of my Paleo recipes and let me know what you think! :)

20 Responses

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hey Cath! Awesome! Be sure to let them freeze overnight before enjoying them…that way they are nice and crunchy for ya ;). Leave them in the freezer thereafter as well!

      Reply
  1. Rianna

    Wow, um just made these for a Christmas party and I am super pleased, they are very tasty and they weren’t really as hard as they looked at first. Good Recipe, thanks for sharing!

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    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Yay! Glad to hear you liked them as much as we did ;). Merry Christmas to you Rianna!

      Reply
  2. Fruit Salad & Mixed Veg

    I stumbled across your blog whilst searching for ‘almond butter’ recipes. I am so glad it popped up in Google. You’ve got some great recipes and this one has me wanting to go back to the shops to buy ingredients!

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  3. katie

    I got all excited when I clicked on this recipe…and then, found out that it’s not paleo. Chocolate chips aren’t paleo (have dairy in them…and some sugar), maple syrup isn’t paleo at all, salt is also a no go, and the sunflower butter might be a no go if there are other oils mixed in with it. Bummer

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    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hello Katie…reading this comment troubled me a bit. ALL of my ingredients are Paleo approved. See below.

      All natural sea salt: IS Paleo
      Organic maple syrup: IS Paleo
      Organic Unsweetened Sunbutter: IS Paleo
      Dark chocolate chips: ARE Paleo

      Don’t be afraid to use these in moderation. Of course eating fresh vegetables, fruits and organic protein is fantastic for your body..but utilizing other all-natural ingredients to create fantastic recipes, is part of the Paleo diet as well. You’ll see that the Paleo diet is a lot more enjoyable this way. ;)

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  4. Tammie

    OMG!! these are amazing my friends are begging for more!! I did use coconut sugar and added only a little maple syrup. No sunbutter so I used almond butter. I made a double batch and ran out of macadamia nuts so added almonds worked great!! Thank you. Oh, and Katie you can buy dairy and soy free chocolate chips and they are the best :)

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    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Aren’t those to die for?! We absolutely adore those too…they were gone in no time! I’m glad you decided to give them a try and make them. Paleo is so yummy, yay Paleo! Thanks for your comment, Tammie, I appreciate it. ;)

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  5. Cherie

    These were so easy to make and they are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

    Reply

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