I came across this idea of making a Twix style bar and topping it with Lotus Biscoff spread rather than caramel and immediately had to make a friendly version. Twix bars are sadly missing from our free-from lives and since crunch, Biscoff and chocolate are a match made in heaven, we needed them in our lives as soon as possible. I’ve used dark chocolate as I think it contrasts better with the sweet Biscoff spread, but feel free to use your favourite kind of chocolate.
You basically make some shortbread fingers, top with a good helping of Biscoff spread and then liberally coat in chocolate – what could be simpler? You could make these in moulds for added beauty, but these bars were all about speed and there’s something cosy and comforting about the free form homemade style!
Quick Fix Biscoff Twix Bars
(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)
makes approx 20 shortbread fingers, half of which will get a Biscoff and chocolate top
- 225g plain flour
- 75g golden caster sugar
- 150g dairy-free margarine (I used Pure sunflower)
- 1 vanilla pod (I left it out as didn’t have one, but it’s much nicer with)
- half a jar of biscoff spread
- 120g dairy-free chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade
- Line a baking sheet with non-stick parchment
- Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the sugar and vanilla
- Add the dairy-free spread and rub in with fingers. Once it starts to combine, bring together to form a soft dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1cm thickness.
- Cut into even sized finger shapes
- Place on the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Then turn the baking sheet round and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Once the shortbread is golden brown remove from oven. Cool on the baking sheet.
- Place the Biscoff spread into a piping bag and pipe a stripe onto of each finger
- Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie or a microwave and coat each biscoff finger with an even coating of chocolate and then leave to set