Not Quite a Twix Bar

not quite a twix bar (1 of 1)

It is our last pregnancy and there is just no time.

No time for belly photos.

No time to lie on the couch together, with your hand on my bump as the little one kicks away.

No time to play remember when or can you imagine.

No time to shop.

No time to talk about what we might need.

No time to discuss labour or getting through the weeks that follow.

No time for me to say thank you.

Thank you for giving me my babies, for putting my dreams before your own and for filling me with a joy and a richness that exceeds any words that I have.

In the years to come I suspect we will continue to have no time and I think we can handle it, as long as there is love and we both know what we mean to each other. I think, with or without time on our side, we will be fine.

Please take this moment to read my words, to hear my gratitude and to know that I am sorry that there is just no time.

Not Quite a Twix Bars


  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 rounded tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 rounded tablespoon coconut oil
  • pinch of salt

the topping

  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

optional extras

  • 50 grams dark chocolate, melted (if choosing to simply top the slice with chocolate prior to cutting. I have made this recipe many times now and this is my preferred method)
  • 200 grams dark chocolate, melted (if choosing to coat each bar with chocolate)*
  1. Line a tin with baking paper over hanging the sides. I have made this in a loaf tin measuring 19.5cm x 9.5cm and a 20cm square tin.
  2. Starting with the base, place the almond meal and coconut into a medium sized bowl. Place the almond butter, syrup and oil in a heat proof bowl and gently heat to soften the oil. Once the oil and almond butter are softened stir the mixture until it is smooth. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix to combine. Use your hands to work the mixture until it is well combined and sticking together. Press the mixture very firmly into the base of your prepared tin. Set the base aside or place it in the fridge while you make the topping.
  3. Place the topping ingredients into a heat proof bowl and gently heat until the oil is softened. Stir the topping ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. Pour the topping mixture over your base and place in the fridge to set.
  4. If desired, top the slice with the melted chocolate once it has set.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

*to dip the twix bars in melted chocolate place the slice into the freezer after step 3 and leave to set for one hour before cutting the slice into bars. Return the bars to the freezer while you melt the chocolate. Working quickly, dip each bar into the melted chocolate and return them to the fridge to set.

notes – you can also make this in a processor if preferred.

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Not Quite a Twix Bar
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  • Janis Littleton

    Lovely words… I almost forgot I came here for the recipe as I got so caught up in them. All the best. 🙂

  • Andrea Rosser

    Beautiful words and the twix looks delicious!

  • Cassandra Quinlan

    you mention coconut flour in the notes, but desiccated coconut in the ingredients? Is it supposed to have coconut flour in it and if so, how much?

    • I am sorry, I have fixed this. There is no coconut flour in the recipe. x

      • Cassandra Quinlan

        Thanks for the reply, I look forward to making this slice.

  • Tracy

    I made this today but the base seems q little dry (I used desiccated coconut). Any ideas?

    • Hi Tracy, I think my tablespoons may have just been a bit more rounded than yours? I have adjusted the recipe to say rounded. You do also need to work it with your hands. I hope this helps and that you were still able to enjoy the slice. x

  • Olivia McMullin

    Hi! I’m really excited to try this recipe but I’m allergic to nuts, I’ve made my own sunflower butter and I was going to use that. Do you have any suggestions what to replace the almond meal with? Thanks

    • Hi Olivia, perhaps try a mix of flaxseed meal an coconut and increase the almond meal, oil and maple by 1 tablespoon. I hope this helps. If you try it out be sure to let me know how you go. x

  • Wendywoo

    Please tell me you’re not in labour already?! I thought you were due in August? If you have no time for cuddles and reminiscences with your husband, you certainly shouldn’t worry about posting scrummy recipes for us! Take care of yourself, Bianca dear, and please TRY to make time to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!x

    • Thank you. I have time, my husband does not. His load is very heavy at the moment although this week is a little more slow paced which is great!

  • Ange

    Sounds amazing 🙂 thank you – I must try it 🙂 Please make time for you and your man… is too short x

    • Thank YOU Ange. I hope you enjoy it.
      I have time, my Husband however has been carrying a very heavy load of late. Thankfully things have slowed down a tad this week, let’s hope that continues. x

  • Cassandra Quinlan

    Looking forward to making, thanks for the response.

  • Kristin Schroeders

    I thought almond butter was over-rated. Thank you for proving me so very wrong! 🙂 Love this recipe, and very grateful that you share your wonderful recipes with the world. You are a genius to come up with so many yummy recipes with just a few simple ingredients. xox

    • Oh Kristin your words are far too kind! Thank YOU!!! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe, be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. And the gratitude is 100% returned, I really appreciate your support and I am glad you like my little space. xxx

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Best of luck with the pregnancy Bianca! I wish we could invent more time somehow 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine!!! It is so lovely to hear from you!! I can’t believe you could even find the time to wander over to my little space, thank YOU! I am on the countdown with the pregnancy but it has also made me painfully unproductive! I actually stumbled across a very helpful post of yours last night when I was researching fast / slow cookers. I am looking into getting a pressure cooker – I should write to you about it as I am clueless! Sorry to ramble, I hope you are well and thanks again for visiting. x

  • Reni Dlouhá

    Can the desiccated coconut be replaced with coconut flour? If yes, how much of the flour should I use for one cup of the desiccated coconut? Thank you!