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!
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!
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!
- Vegan friendly
- Easy to make
- Buttery shortbread
- They’re delicious
- Minimal ingredients
- No technical methods needed
- Caramel is super chewy
- Great homemade candy bar for Halloween
- Great for storing
- Great for kids to make and decorate
- Coated in chocolate (what could be better)
- They taste identical to a classic Twix
- Hit the sweet spot
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!
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
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.