No Bake Chunky Monkey Twix Bars (Vegan)
A twist on the classic Twix bar coming together with a bit of Chunky Monkey elements, this recipe will surely become your new go-to treat! There is no baking required, uses simple and healthy ingredients and is completely vegan and gluten free.
Growing up, Twix bars were hands down my favourite chocolate bar. I remember when I was a kid and after a night of trick-or-treating on Halloween, I would dig through my bag to only look for the Twix Bars (I *might* have also secretly dug through my sisters bags too, but that's okay I traded them with their favourite Kitkats and Snickers :)).
I never miss any kind of food since going vegan, but if someone was to ask me what I do miss they would be Twix Bars. Something about the short bread cookie and caramel combo covered in chocolate... mmm.
I'm sure I'm not the only one that does this, but I love to eat my treats frozen. I stick most of my protein bars, snack bars and chocolate bars in the freezer and I find it so much more satisfying to eat! I also loved to crumble on chocolate bars over some delicious chunky monkey icecream- and that's when I got the idea of sticking in some frozen bananas into these babies.
As I'm sure a lot of you know, when you freeze bananas, it becomes a whole new different texture. It becomes denser, more creamier and just... delicious. Blending it up or straight up biting into frozen bananas is like a treat on its own! So I thought twix bar bites + frozen banana chunk (like a lil icecream bite) = deliciousness? I mean, I really didn't think the combination of a short bread cookie, peanut butter caramel, bananas & chocolate could go wrong.
Note: now I know traditionally, chunky monkey has walnuts in them but 1. I didn't have walnut butter or walnuts on hands and 2. I actually prefer the combo of peanut butter + bananas + chocolate- but of course replace the peanut butter/peanuts with walnuts if you'd like.
Alright, now let's get to know a little bit about No Bake Chunk Monkey Twix Bar:
- made with healthier ingredients
- no baking required
- vegan & gluten free
- multiple layers of deliciousness
- super creamy lush caramel
- thick shortbread cookie bite
I hope I have now convinced you to try these delicious little bites :)
If you make this delicious treat, please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!
- Blend short bread cookie ingredients in a blender until it comes together
- Blend all caramel ingredients in the blender until you reach a smooth and creamy consistency
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and cut the banana into coins (thickness is up to you!)
- Take a spoonful (around 13-15g) of the dough and roll them into balls
- Then press them so they become flat around the size of the banana coins)
- Add 1 tsp of the caramel to each cookie and then top with a banana coin
- Optional: At this point, you can also add some crushed peanuts/walnuts for a more chunky monkey type effect
- Place them into the freezer for around 30 minutes or until the bananas are firm
- Have melted chocolate ready before taking them out of the freezer and coat each bite in the chocolate
- Stick them back into the freezer for around 1 hour so the banana hardens or if you really can't wait- until the chocolate is fully firm :)
Short Bread Cookie
- 1/4 c almond flour
- 1/2 c + 2 tbsp oat flour
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 small vanilla bean pod scraped or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp butter extract
- pinch of salt
- 100g dates, soaked
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (or walnut butter)
- 1/2 tsp caramel extract
- 1 tbsp date liquid from soaking
- 1/2-3/4c chocolate chips for coating
- 1 ripe banana