Twigs™ Bars (Paleo, Vegan)
(Originally published on 24 Nov 2015 at https://CornFreeHippie.com)
Do you miss candy bars? Or maybe you want a whole food dessert that is reminiscent of an old favorite, you know, the ones with a shortbread cookie and a caramel layer dipped in chocolate.
At my house we call my version Twigs™ where the Mini-Foodies, as well as the parents, really enjoy them and I don't worry about them enjoying them because they are made from REAL food!
Shortbread: Step 1
Use my Paleo Graham Crackers. Score them into the desired shape for the candy bars.
Caramel: Step 2
Use a safe-for-you caramel. For the pictured example, I used equal parts date & cashew caramel. Soak dates (until soft)& cashews (overnight). Pulse in food processor until smooth. Top shortbread with caramel.
Chocolate: Step 3
Melt or make a safe -or-you chocolate. Top caramel layer. Alternatively, the candy bars can be dipped in melted chocolate. While I really enjoy a well dipped candy, it is labor intensive and, since we all enjoy rustic food in my home, I went with the rustic approach by using the topping method.
I want to thank my beautiful cousin Debora Anderson for taking the photo. Check her work out at "Debora Anderson Photography" on Facebook.
Photos by Debora Anderson Photography