Homemade “Twix (®)” Bars

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>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian


Forget the white sugar overloaded caramels and overly processed white flour based cookies found in many mainstream candy bars.  This bar takes after the popular “Twix”  with a cookie base and caramel top covered in chocolate except in this case the  cookie base is made  brown rice puffs and the caramel is made with agave nectar, a natural and low-glycemic sweetener.


  •          2 cups puffed brown rice
  •          4 tablespoons organic butter, melted
  •          2 tablespoons milk powder
  •          ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  •          Pinch of salt
  •          3 tablespoons agave nectar
  •          1 tablespoon butter
  •          ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  •          1 cup chocolate chips


  1.      Pulse brown rice in food processor until you get fine crumbs.  Add melted butter, milk powder, and vanilla extract.  Pulse until just combined.  Pat down FIRMLY into mini loaf pans.  Refrigerate for a few hours or you can freeze for 15 minutes if you’re in a hurry to firm up the cookie base.
  2.       Meanwhile heat together nectar and butter over medium low heat.  Continuously stir until syrup is light and syrupy.  This will register about 245 degrees on candy thermometer.  Whisk in vanilla off heat.
  3.     Cool caramel slightly.  Pour over cookie base and freeze for another 5 to 10 minutes after cooling slightly on countertop.
  4.     Melt chocolate.  Dip bars in chocolate and place on parchment paper or greased surface so chocolate doesn’t stick. Store left over chocolate (using more chocolate than needed helps in the dunking process).  Let set for a few minutes and enjoy! 

Twix® is a registered trademark of Mars, Incorporated.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 4:49 pm and is filed under Desserts and Sweet Treats, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
2 Responses to “Homemade “Twix (®)” Bars”

Holy cow, these look amazing!! Love that you used agave. What a great recipe!!

Thanks Annie! Hope you try them! :)

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