Paleo Twix Tart

May 18, 2020 | Desserts

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 

Paleo Twix Tart

Growing up my favorite candy bar was Twix—but not just any Twix, a Peanut Butter Twix that was really hard to come by. My mom and I used to only find them at a Michael’s location near our house in CT and we’d split the bar on the way home from the store.

Well it’s been 10 years since I’ve had a Twix since they’re not exactly a gluten free treat, but I can still remember the taste! I’ve been thinking of recreating them in Paleo Twix Bar form but wanted to make something a little classier and more unique, and thus this Twix Tart was born! It’s just an easy dessert that only needs 10 minutes of oven time, making it ideal for cooking in these warmer temps!

 

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite!

Can this tart be made vegan?

Yes! Just use a flax egg in the crust and agave instead of honey. Also make sure your chocolate is vegan and you’re good to go!

What you need to make Paleo Twix Tart:

  • Coconut flour: I love the texture this gives the shortbread!
  • Arrowroot Starch (or Tapioca Starch): this helps the crust from getting too dense
  • Honey: to bind and add sweeteners to the shortbread
  • Coconut oil: this is key for making the shortbread layer. The only other oils I’d use are ghee or a shortening, but I haven’t tested these with anything other than coconut oil
  • Egg: see above if you want to make a vegan tart
  • Cashew butter: the key to the filling!
  • Chocolate chips: I used Hu Kitchen gems, but you can use any chocolate!
  • Coconut cream: this makes a rich an extra creamy chocolate layer

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 

Tips for making Healthy Paleo Twix Tart:

  • This fits best in a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom, but you can use a different pan if you don’t have one.
  • I love Georgia Grinders cashew butter, but you can use another nut butter if needed.
  • Hu Chocolate is my favorite dairy-free chocolate, but any chocolate will do!
  • Make sure you let the crust cool for a few minutes before you put the other layers on so you don’t crack it!

Other gluten-free chocolate desserts:

 

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 
This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite!

Can this tart be nut free?

Yes! You can use sunflower seed butter of another seed-based butter for the caramel layer to keep this tart nut-free.

Healthy Paleo Twix Tart

This healthy Paleo Twix Tart is made with a grain free shortbread crust, a creamy cashew filling, and topped with a vegan chocolate layer that is sure to become a family favorite! 

COURSE Dessert
Cuisine American
PREP TIME 20 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
Freeze time 2 hours
TOTAL TIME 2 hours 30 minutes
SERVINGS 10

INGREDIENTS

Shortbread:

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour/tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp coconut oil softened, but not melted
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg

Cashew "caramel" filling

  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate topping

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9 inch tart pan.
  2. Combine coconut flour and tapioca starch for shortbread in a bowl, and then add in the remaining shortbread ingredients and mix well to combine. Place in the fridge to firm up and let the coconut flour absorb for 5 minutes.
  3. Press shortbread into the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden. Set aside to cool for at least 15 minutes before adding the filling.
  4. Mix together all ingredients for the cashew filling (using either a food processor or stirring by hand.) Place into the prepared crust and smooth carefully wit a spatula, then place in the freezer until firm before topping with chocolate (1 hour).
  5. Place a small saucepan over low heat with chocolate layer ingredients. Melt together and stir until smooth, making sure not to burn the chocolate (about 3-4 minutes). Pour the chocolate over the cashew layer and smooth with a spatula. Chill in the freezer until firm, at least 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

RECIPE NOTES

This can be made vegan using a flax egg in the shortbread! 

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