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Healthy Vegan Twix Bars (High-Protein Recipe)

Healthy Vegan Twix Bars (High-Protein Recipe) - Almost Zero Waste

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Are you looking for an easy & healthy Twix bars recipe?

I’m happy to share with you this protein-packed, delicious, and healthy version of homemade vegan Twix bars!

Let’s take a look at the ingredient list.

healthy vegan twix bars

Ingredients for the Healthy Vegan Twix Bars:

  • Oat flour – I like using oat flour for most of my recipes since it is naturally gluten-free, and it gives baked goods more flavor than regular all-purpose flour and a chewier and crumblier texture.
  • Protein powder – Adding protein powder to these Healthy Vegan Twix Bars will make them nutritionally superior, and each bar will have over 8g of plant protein. I use Vitally Vegan for most recipes, a blend of pea and white hemp protein powder that contains all 9 Essential Amino Acids. Additionally, it’s enriched with Vitamin B12! They often have great deals and discounts, and best of all – their protein powders are 100% plastic-free! To get £10 OFF your purchase, use the code ZEROWASTE.
  • Brown sugar – We don’t need to make the crust too sweet, so that you will need only about 3 tbsp brown sugar. You can use coconut sugar, too, if you prefer it.
  • Coconut oil – Unrefined minimally processed coconut oil is high in a fatty acid called lauric acid. Due to its high-fat content, it helps boost metabolism and increase the general feeling of fullness. 
  • Peanut butter – The protein, fiber, and healthy fat in peanut butter can boost energy and help keep blood sugar stable. It is also highly satiating and promotes the feeling of fullness. Additionally, it is packed with oleic acid (a healthy type of monounsaturated fat), linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid, and many nourishing vitamins and minerals. 
  • Milk – I used soy milk, but you can use any plant milk you have on hand, including oat, almond, coconut, etc.
  • Cinnamon – Optional. If you are not a cinnamon fan, you can skip it. 
healthy vegan twix bars

For the second PB & J* layer:

  • Strawberry jam & peanut butter – I wanted to make more of an unusual second layer, so I decided to make peanut butter & jam flavor! For that, I combined sugar-free strawberry jam with PB. If you don’t have strawberry jam, you can use whatever you have on hand, or check the note below for a “caramel” option.
  • Protein powder – To add even more healthy plant-based protein to the bars, I added a bit of the Vitally Vegan protein. 
  • Milk – To reach the perfect creamy consistency. Use any plant milk you have on hand. I prefer soy since it is higher in protein.

*NOTE: To get more of a “caramel” layer, substitute the strawberry jam for agave/date syrup, and use about half of the amount (~40g).

Why should you try this version of Vegan Twix Bars?

Because they are super healthy, delicious, nutritious, and contain NO margarine, No white sugar, and NO white flour. The bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are extremely easy to make! 

healthy vegan twix bars

Healthy Vegan Twix Bar Recipe

Ingredients 

Crust:

  • 150g oat flour
  • 50g Vitally Vegan protein *Forest Fruits* (use the code ZEROWASTE for £10 OFF your purchase)
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 35g brown sugar
  • 50ml coconut oil, melted
  • 50g peanut butter
  • 60ml soy milk

PB & J layer:

+ ~150g melted dark chocolate (sugar-free) to cover the bars

healthy vegan twix bars

Instructions

For the crust: 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 

Add the dry ingredients to a bowl (oat flour, protein powder, cinnamon) and mix. In another bowl, combine the sugar with the wet ingredients (coconut oil, peanut butter, soy milk).

Once well incorporated, add the wet mixture to the dry one, and combine well. It will be easier to use your hands. Transfer to a loaf pan, and spread evenly. Bake ~17-18 minutes at 180 degrees. Take it out of the oven and let it cool down.

healthy vegan twix bars

For the PB & J layer:

Add the jam & the peanut butter to a bowl, and mix. After that, add soy milk, protein powder, and a pinch of salt, and combine everything. Once the crust cools down, add the PB & J layer on top, and spread evenly. Refrigerate until the top layer gets more solid.

In the end, cut into 12-14 bars, melt dark chocolate on a double boiler, and cover the bars.

Notes

Caramel sauce:

To make more of a “Twix” bar feel, I recommend making a “Caramel sauce” instead. It is almost the same as the PB & Jam sauce from this recipe, but instead of the strawberry jam, you need to add 40g agave syrup or date syrup.

Crust:

I would have preferred if I made the crust slightly thinner. If you decide to try making it thinner, take out the crust from the oven after 15-16 minutes to check if it’s done. 

healthy vegan twix bars

Storing tips:

Store in a sealed container in the fridge. They will get softer if left at room temperature or in humid temperatures. Enjoy them within a week of making, and freeze them up to a month for extended storage.

Healthy Vegan Twix Bars (High-Protein Recipe) - Almost Zero Waste

Healthy Vegan Twix Bars (High-Protein)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

Super healthy, delicious, nutritious & easy to make Vegan Twix Bars!

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 150g oat flour
  • 50g Vitally Vegan protein *Forest Fruits*
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 35g brown sugar
  • 50ml coconut oil, melted
  • 50g peanut butter
  • 60ml soy milk
  • PB & J layer:
  • 60g strawberry jam, sugar-free
  • 25g Vitally Vegan protein *Forest Fruits*
  • 30g peanut butter
  • 30ml soy milk
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • ~150g melted dark chocolate (sugar-free) to cover the bars

Instructions

For the crust: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 
  2. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl (oat flour, protein powder, cinnamon) and mix.
  3. In another bowl, combine the sugar with the wet ingredients (coconut oil, peanut butter, soy milk).
  4. Once well incorporated, add the wet mixture to the dry one, and combine well. It will be easier to use your hands.
  5. Transfer to a loaf pan, and spread evenly. Bake ~17-18 minutes at 180 degrees.
  6. Take it out of the oven and let it cool down.

For the PB & J layer:

  1. Add the jam & the peanut butter to a bowl, and mix.
  2. After that, add soy milk, protein powder, and a pinch of salt, and combine everything.
  3. Once the crust cools down, add the PB & J layer on top, and spread evenly.
  4. Refrigerate until the top layer gets more solid.
  5. In the end, cut into 12-14 bars, melt dark chocolate, and cover the bars.

Notes

Caramel sauce:
To make more of a "Twix" bar feel, I recommend making a "Caramel sauce" instead. It is almost the same as the PB & Jam sauce from this recipe, but instead of the strawberry jam, you need to add 40g agave syrup or date syrup.

Crust:

I would have preferred if I made the crust slightly thinner. If you decide to try making it thinner, take out the crust from the oven after 15-16 minutes to check if it's done. 

Storing tips:

Store in a sealed container in the fridge. They will get softer if left at room temperature or in humid temperatures. Enjoy them within a week of making, and freeze them up to a month for extended storage.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 12,6gSaturated Fat: 6,7gCarbohydrates: 21,6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3,7gProtein: 8,4g
healthy vegan twix bars

FAQ:

Do they taste really like Twix bars? 

These bars aren’t an exact replication, and they taste different. However, they are similar and will satisfy your sweet tooth or craving! 

The main difference is that these “Twix” bars are made with pure, natural ingredients and contain NO processed sugars or unhealthy fats.

To get a more “Twix” bar vibe, make the Caramel sauce that I included under “Notes.”

healthy vegan twix bars

Why add protein powder?

The protein powder will make the bars more filling, more nutritious, and ultimately – more delicious! 

Can I skip baking the crust?

Technically, you can, but the crust won’t get crunchy and crispy. It will be softer and gooey.

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