As a kid growing up in a home where all desserts were from-scratch, I was more or less obsessed with candy bars.
I couldn’t wait to become an adult already, so I could buy as many candy bars (called “chocolate bars” where I grew up) as I wanted.
As soon as I was old enough and could afford it, I began to work my way through every candy bar I could find. In Canada, that meant a lot of Caramilks (heavenly); Cherry Blossoms (more like an egg than a bar), Coffee Crisp (chocolate + crunch + mocha–what could be better?) and Wunderbar (a feast for the senses since 1976).
I also envied my American cousins, since they had access to gems like Mounds, 100 Grand Bars, Baby Ruth and Almond Joys.
And then, there was Twix.
Apparently, Twix was the first candy bar ever to combine caramel, cookies, and chocolate. Was it a cookie? Was it a chocolate bar? Was it a snack, or was it a dessert?
I didn’t care. A buttery cookie base topped with caramel, all enrobed in chocolate: total, unparalleled, over-the-top deliciousness.
No more cookies. No more caramel. No more milk chocolate. No more sugar, flour, gluten, eggs, dairy, citrus fruits, condiments, alcohol, caffeine–plus a whole lot of other stuff (you can read more about the diet here).
Of course, I had to re-create Twix in a form I could eat. In developing this recipe, I went through about 20 iterations before I got it perfect.
Some of my clients asked me to create a version with no grains. Done.
How about using only candida-diet friendly sweeteners? Of course.
And no dairy, eggs, yeast, soy or corn? Easy peasy.
Finally, can we have them without nuts? That’s your choice.
These bars offer up a rich, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread base, topped with an ooey-gooey caramel that does not use dates (which would be neither candida-diet nor keto-diet friendly). All coated in sugar-free, dairy-free chocolate.
Go ahead, make some Homemade Twix.
Time to enjoy being an adult again.
Homemade Grain-Free Twix Bars are also:
- Sugar-free (only low glycemic sweeteners)
- Candida diet-friendly (stage 3+)
- Paleo diet-friendly
Grain-free, Sugar-free Homemade Twix Bars are a premium recipe available only to members of The Sweet Life Club. To learn more about all the benefits of the club or to join, click here (Or, for an exclusive offer later this month to join the monthly membership, subscribe to my email newsletter–the month-by-month membership won’t be offered anywhere else!)