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Twix Bars

What you need: 

Shortbread base:
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1 cup flour (half whole wheat gives a nice crunch)
6 tablespoons sugar Caramel Filling:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring, optional Chocolate coating:
2 cups vegan chocolate chips
2 teaspoons canola or olive oil

What you do: 

1. For crust, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all crust ingredients for shortbread and roll out into two 3 x 12" rectangles. Score each rectangle into 12 Twix-sized pieces and bake about 15 minutes.
2. For caramel, add sugar, molasses, water and salt to a small saucepan. Heat until bubbly. Meanwhile, mix milk, cornstarch, vanilla, and butter extract (if using) in a small glass bowl and add to the saucepan once it's bubbling.
3. Stir constantly and heat again until it boils and the starch has thickened. Let caramel and cookies cool a bit, separating each cookie, and then spread each cookie with a teaspoon of caramel. Pop the caramel cookies in the freezer to quickly harden while melting the chocolate.
4. For chocolate topping, melt chocolate chips with oil either in the microwave or on low heat on the stove. Remove cooled cookies from the freezer and spoon chocolate over each.
Smile! You have a hydrogenated-oil-free vegan Twix candy bar!
Source of recipe: I have been working on this for a while (especially the caramel) and finally have it right!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
20
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

The bars had a good flavor--not exactly like the original Twix (I think mostly due to the use of semisweet chocolate rather than milk chocolate), but a nice alternative.  However, the caramel filling was a bit too gummy for me and was more difficult to work with during the assembly process than I expected.  I am unaccustomed to making caramel with cornstarch, so if I make these bars again, I'll likely try a filling that either involves less cornstarch or omits it altogether.

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These were awesome! Kept them in the refrigerator and they got sucked down every time someone went looking about for food. I didn't have any problems with the recipe, it came out exactly as it should have. Will look forward to making again.

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AWESOME!!! Twix bars used to be my favorite, and I was extremely excited to try these out. Now, they do not taste like Twix in my opinion, but they are a delicious candy resembling Twix. My non-veg coworkers all loved them and were very impressed/surprised that they were vegan! My husbands' only "complaint" was that the "caramel" tasted too much of molasses. Maybe I will try a mix of molasses and corn syrup next time...and the next time will probably be very soon!  ;)b

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The caramel recipe made something more closely resembling pudding (and not at all resembling caramel, unfortunately).

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These were really time-consuming and the caramel did not have a good consistency or taste (I even made it twice to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong). I was really really looking forward to these but was sadly disappointed and eventually irritated that I used (and wasted) all of those ingredients. Thanks for the effort though.  :(

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I made these, following the directions exactly, and they tasted nothing like twix bars.  They were barely edible and completely disappointing.  :'(

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This recipe just made my day! I can't believe I never stumbled across it as much time as I spend on here!

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I really appreciate your work on the vegan Twix bar. It tasted great, but the bars never completely set up for me, even after I put them in the freezer.

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OH MY GOD.

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this is absolutely amazing!  I love it and will be making it again!

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