FOOD & NUTRITION

The Healthy Twix Bar Recipe Our Health Coach Loves

by
Samantha Franceshini, Health Coach
Health Coach
September 9, 2019

Craving candy, but don’t want the chemicals, added sugar, and artificial flavors that come with it? Parsley Health NY health coach and nutritionist Sam Franceshini has you covered.

Ingredients

For the cookie base:
– 1 1/2 cup raw cashews, ground
– 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– Pinch of pink salt

For the date caramel:
– 15 pitted dates, soaked for 15 minutes and drained
– Pinch of pink salt
– 1/2 cup filtered water, adjust as needed

Chocolate:
– Eating evolved midnight dark, HU Hunks, or your favorite dark chocolate bar 70% cacao and above.

Directions:

  1. Make the cookie base by first grinding the cashews, then adding the rest of the cookie base ingredients and combine until dough forms.
  2. Line a baking pan with waxed paper, pat dough down evenly on base of the baking pan. Freeze while making caramel.
  3. To make the caramel; blend caramel ingredients in a high speed blender, & pour over cookie base evenly, freeze again.
  4. Melt chocolate bar in a chocolate melter or over a double boiler.
  5. Meanwhile, cut cookie base/date caramel into bite size bars or whole bars (16 mini bars or 8 large ones).
  6. Dip mini bars or full size bars in chocolate, let set then dip again until bars are completely coated.
  7. Store in the freezer for longer storage or in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Check out Sam’s blog for more Parsley-approved treats!

by
Samantha Franceshini, Health Coach
Health Coach

Samantha is a Clinical Nutritionist and Health Coach with advanced functional medicine training. She received her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and continued her education with the School of Applied Functional Medicine, Institute for Functional Medicine, and Kharrazian Institute. Samantha has been practicing functional medicine for 7+ years, specializing in gut health, women's health, fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care. She also has experience with chronic conditions training alongside a Lyme-literate doctor, and is a CNS candidate.

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