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Tasty Vegan Twix

Twix was one of my favorite candy bars before going vegan. I thought I was going to give it up for good until I started messing around with different recipes.

Because you’re making a delicious homemade caramel for this vegan twix I opted to go for a store-bought vegan shortbread crust. I have a vegan shortbread base if you would prefer not to use Lorna Doones, but I have not tried it personally.

The caramel is super easy to make but you must have a candy thermometer, otherwise, it will be too difficult to tell when it’s done. If you are nervous about making your own caramel, don’t be I will walk you through it! You just need patience and the ingredients and you’ll be on your way!

I make these every Halloween. My kids love having chocolate candies they can actually eat on Halloween. We still take our kids tricking treating, they know what they can eat and can’t. We go through the candy at the end of the night and give away what they can’t eat. They could care less because I make treats like these and they don’t feel left out. What does your family do for trick or treating?

What do you need to make this delicious vegan Twix?

How do you make it?

You’re going to start by making the caramel because it needs cooling time.

Grab a 3 qt saucepan and combine all the caramel ingredients, stir with a wooden spoon until mixed then add a candy thermometer. Stir on medium-low heat until the caramel is at 238 degrees, then remove from heat. Let the caramel sit in the fridge for an hour or two, until it’s easy to mold and not going to come off of the shortbread. You can even make this caramel earlier in the day and then come back to it later if you don’t want to wait for it to cool.

*This is from a double batch, but same ingredients, different quantities*

While you’re waiting for the caramel to cool you can take a cookie sheet (that can fit in the fridge or freezer) line it with parchment paper. Take your Lorna Doones cookies and place them on the cookie sheet in a single layer.

When your caramel is ready, take a spoon and spoon on a thick layer of caramel onto the cookie. It should be cool enough that it is staying on and not melting off. If it’s still melting off, your caramel is not ready. Layer all of the cookies with a thick layer of caramel and stick it in the freezer while you work with the chocolate. This will make the caramel even more firm and it won’t want to slide off. Caramel can be a little pesky sometimes.

Now let’s make the chocolate coating. Take a small bowl and mix 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 TB of oil. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir until all the chocolate is melted. Do not put back in the microwave, it should be enough time to get it melted and you don’t want to seize the chocolate because that is THE WORST. Stir until smooth.

Take the caramel cookies out of the freezer and use a pastry brush to brush on the chocolate. You can dip these but I found it uses a lot more chocolate that way. Or you can get your hands messy and brush the cookie in your hand then put it down and brush the rest of the cookie on the cookie sheet. Do this with the remaining cookies and stick in the freezer until they are set.

I keep these in the freezer and let them sit for about 10 minutes and then they are soft enough to eat. Or you can keep them in the fridge and they will be instantly ready to eat. They can’t be out at room temperature for too long because the chocolate gets a little melty on your hands.

What candy do you miss? Let me know in the comments!

vegan twix

Tasty Vegan Twix

Yield: 40 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
caramel cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

These vegan Twixs taste close to the real thing. It starts with a Lornado cookie, topped with homemade caramel, and dredged in chocolate.

Ingredients

Caramel

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 TB vegan butter, room temp
  • 3.7 (half can) oz vegan sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 TB + 2tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dark molasses
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Coating

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 TB neutral oil

Cookies

  • 10 oz Package Lorna Doones (40 Cookies)

Instructions

  1. Take a 3 qt saucepan and combine all ingredients, stir with a wooden spoon until mixed then add a candy thermometer. Stir on medium low heat until the caramel is at 238 degrees, then remove from heat. Let the caramel sit in the fridge for an hour or two, until it's easy to mold and not going to come off of the shortbread.
  2. While you're waiting for the caramel to cool you can take a cookie sheet (that can fit in the fridge or freezer) line it with parchment paper. Take your Lorna Doones cookies and place them on the cookie sheet in a single layer.
  3. When your caramel is ready, take a spoon and spoon on a thick layer of caramel onto the cookie. It should be cool enough that it is staying on and not melting off. If it's still melting off, your caramel is not ready. Layer all of the cookies with a thick layer of caramel and stick it in the freezer while you work with the chocolate.
  4. Take a small bowl and mix 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 TB of oil. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir until all the chocolate is melted. Do not put back in the microwave, it should be enough time to get it melted and you don't want to seize the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  5. Take the caramel cookies out of the freezer and use a pastry brush to brush on the chocolate. You can dip these but I found it uses a lot more chocolate that way. Or you can get your hands messy and brush the cookie in your hand then put it down and brush the rest of the cookie on the cookie sheet. Do this with the remaining cookies and stick in the freezer until they are set.
  6. Store either in the freezer or fridge so they don't melt.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1 twix
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

The calories are computer generated and may not be 100% accurate.

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Stefany Stillings

Monday 20th of January 2020

Nice blog and content, I really excited, thanks for share!

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