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Easy Vegan Twix Bars

Satisfy all your candy bar cravings with these homemade and Easy Vegan Twix Bars. Made with a buttery biscuit with a later of thick lightly salted caramel sauce, dunked in dairy-free dark chocolate, just like the classic Twix bar… but BETTER! Super Delicious!

If you love this recipe, check out my Vegan Twix Crumble Cookies, you’ll love them!

Homemade vegan twix bars

Easy Vegan Twix Bars

If you didn’t grow up on Twix bars… I can’t relate. They used to be my after scool treat on a Friday, it was the highlight of ending the week – haha! The gold wrapper incasing two buttery biscuit, gooey caramel and chocolate bars…. DROOL!! And if there’s anything better than a Twix, it’s a homemade, vegan friendly one. These homemade vegan Twix bars are every bit as delicious as the original bar… just trust me when i say they’re 10000x better!

Stack of homemade twix bars with caramel drip

Reasons you’ll love these homemade Twix bars:

One bite of these bars and you’ll be in candy bar heaven. But in order for you to try them, i need to sell you on making them first. I have listed my top reasons why you NEED TO MAKE THESE BARS!

  1. Vegan friendly
  2. Easy to make
  3. Buttery shortbread
  4. They’re delicious
  5. Minimal ingredients
  6. No technical methods needed
  7. Caramel is super chewy
  8. Great homemade candy bar for Halloween
  9. Great for storing
  10. Great for kids to make and decorate
  11. Coated in chocolate (what could be better)
  12. They taste identical to a classic Twix
  13. Hit the sweet spot
Twix bars on a plate

Layers of a homemade Twix bar

If you know Twix, you will know they have 3 distinct layers from the buttery shortbread to the chocolate coating. Let’s chat about the layers in a-little more detail.

Shortbread : Shortbread is the best form of biscuit. It’s soft, buttery and light and literally melts in your mouth. It’s ridiculously easy to make and bake, and makes for the best base for the caramel.

Caramel : This is the ULTIMATE vegan caramel, which contains only 3 ingredients! It tastes identical to the caramel sound in a classic Twix bar, but doesn’t contain any animal derived ingredients, and is fully vegan!

Chocolate : An easy step but makes all the difference is encasing each bar in luscious chocolate. You can use dairy-free milk or dark chocolate depending on your preference. So yummy!

Bowl of melted chocolate

Ingredients for vegan Twix bars

You’ll need only a few ingredients to make homemade vegan Twix bars at home. Homemade candy bars are super fun to make, scrumptious, and aren’t loaded up with any weird or animal ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • All purpose / plain flour
  • Caster sugar
  • Dairy-free butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vegan condensed milk
  • Dairy-free chocolate
Twix bar with caramel
Dunking caramel bar in chocolate

Tips for the BEST vegan Twix bars

Homemade candy / chocolate bars are definitely worth the extra effort. I find the process of making homemade bars really fun. Pop some music on in the kitchen, get your apron on and just have fun! I’ve listed a few tips in order to make the best homemade Twix bars:

Don’t rush the caramel: The caramel is the star of the show and you want it to the thick, and chewy…not hard. Be sure to read the method correctly and simple take your time, it’ll be like liquid gold if done correctly.

Bake the shortbread until golden: Be sure to bake it for the perfect time, don’t over bake or the shortbread will be super dry and will crumble when you try and cut the bars. The shortbread slab wants to be lightly golden…that’s the perfect colour for the base.

Chill the caramel and shortbread layer: Make sure you give the shortbread/caramel bars time to chill and set up. This will make dunking the bars in the melted chocolate so much cleaner and easier.

Sprinkle with salt: Add a dash of salt over the bars before serving. Sweet caramel and salt is the BEST flavour combo and makes the bars taste like salted caramel … it’s heavenly, but if you don’t want it on there… leave it off! It’s completely optional.

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Vegan twix cookies with homemade caramel

Easy Vegan Twix Bars

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BEST EVER Classic Vegan Twix Bars, which are easy to make with a buttery shortbread, caramel layer and chocolate.


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Ingredients for the shortbread base

  • 300g of plain flour (or gluten-free plain flour)
  • 10g of caster sugar
  • 200g of dairy-free block butter (cold and cut into cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Ingredients for the caramel

  • 640g of vegan sweetened condensed milk
  • 270g dairy-free block butter
  • 100g of light brown sugar

Ingredients for the chocolate

  • 250g of dairy-free dark chocolate
  • Flaked sea salt (optional)


Method (shortbread base)

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C fan, and line a square baking tin with greaseproof paper. Make sure the base and sides are fully lined, as the caramel could stick.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift in the flour and sugar. Add in the butter and vanilla extract, using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry mixture until a dough forms. Form into a ball.
  3. Press the dough into the lined tin, making sure it’s even. Prick the base with a fork.
  4. Pop into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden in colour. Once golden, remove from the oven and place the tin onto a cooling rack.
  5. Leave the shortbread in the tin as we’ll be pouring over the caramel.

Method (caramel)

  1. Add all of the caramel ingredients into a medium-sized saucepan. Place on the hob, heat the caramel on low / medium, stirring all the time until it turns a amber colour. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes. You want the caramel to reach firm ball stage (if you drop a little caramel into ice-cold water it should form a firm non-sticky ball in your fingers). If the caramel hasn’t reached this stage, cook it for a little longer.
  2. Once ready, carefully pour the caramel over the biscuit base, leveling off with a spoon. Be very quick as this caramel sets quite quickly.
  3. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until the caramel is set and firm.  for an hour before coating. Make sure the caramel has fully set, if not, it will be very gooey and a nightmare to coat in chocolate.

Method (chocolate)

  1. Fill a small saucepan 3/4 full with water, creating a bain-marie, place onto the hob over low/ medium heat.
  2. Finely chop the dark chocolate and place into a heat proof bowl. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan and allow to melt. 
  3. Cut the bars into thin, finger-width sizes. Tip: To get an even amount of bars, slice the entire sheet in half (width-wise), then cut about 6 bars from each half, for a total of approximately 12, thin bars. Use a large, sharp knife to prevent the biscuit base from crumbling apart. 
  4. One by one, balance the Twix Bars on a fork or spatula, and using a spoon, pour the chocolate over the bars, allowing any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Don’t try to dunk the bars as that risks the shortbread base from crumbling. Repeat for all bars. Place them onto grease proof paper and pop into the freezer for 10 minutes or fridge for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
  5. Drizzle any left over chocolate for decoration.
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of sea salt (optional).


To store: Store the bars in a sealed container, allow the come to room temperature before enjoying. Can be stored at room temperature if the chocolate is tempered.

Which vegan condensed milk? My favourite vegan condensed milk are Natures Charm Condensed Oat / Coconut milk. I also really like the Carnation Vegan Condensed milk! 

  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: brownies and bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  1. Dayna Gushiken
    March 16, 2022 / 8:49 pm

    Hey. I noticed you have a variety of caramel recipes. Do you recommend a different type of caramel sauce to use for different entrees? Or is there a general caramel recipe you recommend to use for any entree? I noticed there was a recipe where you used golden syrup and then a condensed recipe with fewer ingredients where you claimed was the best recipe. Which one is better? I appreciate any response. Thank you for your time and insightful knowledge

  2. Jessica L Roberts
    August 26, 2023 / 7:58 pm

    I made them tonight for my family and they couldn’t believe they were vegan!!!!!!! I am so impressed holly, thank you SOOOOOOOOO much. simply WOW

  3. Laurie B
    August 29, 2023 / 6:34 pm

    I have the caramel setting on the shortbread n the fridge now, I had to make them after seeing you new instagram reel video. I tried a little bit of the caramel and it tastes just ike how I remember the twit bar caramel… I am very excited to dip the bars in the chocolate and try them complete. Ill keep you updated =]

  4. November 3, 2023 / 4:46 am

    This looks so good! What a fun treat to make as a family!

  5. November 3, 2023 / 4:46 am

    Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

  6. Melissa
    December 29, 2023 / 2:59 am

    Wow thanks for making this recipe GF

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