Homemade Twix Bars (Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free & optionally Nut-Free)

Grainfree, sugarfree, eggfree, dairyfree Twix Bars recipe

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.

In 2009, candida came into my life.

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.

candida diet, vegan, sugarfree Twix Bars recipe

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.

Candida Diet, vegan, grainfree Twix Bars recipe

Homemade Grain-Free Twix Bars are also: 

  • Sugar-free (only low glycemic sweeteners)
  • Date-free
  • Grain-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Egg-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • Corn-free
  • Yeast-free
  • Candida diet-friendly (stage 3+)
  • Paleo diet-friendly
  • Irresistible!

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!)
















  1. Mary Bargteil says

    I feel like this email and this posting is a bait and switch.Over the years, you have generously shared a limited number of recipes, so when I got your email, I totally anticipated getting the recipe for this friendly twix bar which would satisfy that craving. Unfortunately, it was a bait and switch to attempt to see your subscription only service. I’m sure it’s a worthwhile service, but I can’t afford that and the email made no mention that that was the intent of the email.
    Until now, I’d had a level of trust with the email communications from you, Ricki. That trust has been shaken.
    Respectfully submitted, Mary

    • Hi Mary, So sorry you feel this way. There’s no “bait and switch”–the post states clearly that this is a Sweet Life recipe (it sounds like you are subscribing via RSS feed, which cuts off the full text, so maybe you didn’t see that part in your email). This site, my one-on-one coaching, my programs, and my recipes are what I do for a living and how I earn money to pay my bills, buy my groceries, buy clothing, pay my rent, pay for healthcare, etc. While I love sharing free information and recipes (such as the more than 850 free recipes on this site as well as the health articles and videos), I am unable to sustain my work entirely for free. You are, of course, still more than welcome to make full use of any of the free recipes and resources on the site, and I totally understand if you choose not to subscribe to the club; it’s not for everyone. But it is available for those who would like to make use of it, just as some readers purchase my cookbooks while others use the free recipes here. Hope that clarifies!

      • Mary Bargteil says

        Thank you for responding, Ricki.
        You are right – my email message was truncated. And of course you have a right to make a living. I applaud your success and as I think I already mentioned, you are very generous in sharing intel and recipes. I’ll keep following and learning what I can learn. My resources are pretty slim. Maybe one day I’ll buy one of your cookbooks, although trying to downsize so books/print media are transforming. I’m sure your book is available in digital format.

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