Healthy Caramel Chocolate Bars
Every day is a cheat day if you try hard enough.
I do try and follow the 80-20 rule when it comes to eating right (which is to eat healthy foods 80% of the time and indulge 20% of the time), and when that cheat time comes around I’m always trying to decide how I’m going to treat myself. One thing I’ve been doing lately is making healthier alternatives to a few of my favorite treats. When I was a kid Twix was my favorite chocolate bar, and since I’ve been craving those lately I decided to make them at home.
Enter: healthier caramel chocolate bars, which are a pretty close Twix copycat if you close your eyes and take a bite. The “cookie” here is made from Rice Krispie Treats, honey, and almond butter, which makes it perfectly crunchy and a little sweet.
The “caramel” comes from a mixture of dates, almond butter, almond milk, and cinnamon. It’s really tasty, and although it’s not an exact caramel replacement, in this case, it comes pretty darn close.
The chocolate coating I couldn’t cheat too much – it’s made from melted milk chocolate. There are sugar-free, vegan, etc. chocolate options out there but I wanted actual chocolate, man. If you’re looking for a healthier substitute comment below and I can give a few recommendations.
One thing I’ve found with these treats is that they have to be kept in the freezer or refrigerator in order to keep their shape. So they may not be the best thing to bring to a summer picnic, but they do make a great midnight snack to sneak from the fridge every now and then. At least that’s what happens in my home 😉
Hope you get to try this healthier chocolate bar treat, let me know if you make this recipe! Would love to know what you think.