Vegan "Twix" Bars
Yield: 9 bars
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
1 cup of pitted dates packed
1 can of coconut cream (just the top thick layer about 2/3 cup)
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 stick of softened vegan butter (1/2 cup)
pinch of salt
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl mix you flour, powdered sugar and salt.
Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork. Mix until all the butter is incorporated.
Grease or line an 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
Press the crust mixture into the pan and bake for 10-13 minutes until lightly golden around the edges. Allow the crust to completely cool before adding your filling mixture.
While your crust is baking add your pitted dates to the food processor. Open your can of coconut cream and with a spoon scoop out the top thick layer and add into your food processor. Processor until creamy and you can no longer detect date chunks.
Once the crust is cooled spread your coconut and date mixture onto the crust in an even layer.
Take your chocolate and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals stirring after each 30 seconds until completely melted.
Evenly spread your chocolate layer onto the coconut and date caramel mixture.
Place into the fridge until the chocolate has set. I have found this takes about 20-30 minutes. It is definitely hard waiting for this part!
Once your chocolate has set cut the bars into three rows horizontally and three rows vertically this will give you 9 bars. You can expect the chocolate to crack and trust me it adds to the deliciousness.
Note: I dare you to try and eat just one of these delicious bars of goodness! I like to keep these in the freezer and enjoy them whenever my sweet tooth cravings come on. Not going to lie that happens to be everyday until they are gone!