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How To Make Vegan Chocolate From Scratch | Vegan Recipes

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Learn how simple it is to make vegan chocolate from scratch with our tried and tested recipe.

We love chocolate, especially when it’s vegan!

We decided to investigate all the vegan chocolate options available in the local grocery store. We discovered that there is a lot of sugar, and some other strange ingredients, across lots of different brands.

That’s when we decided to see if we could make vegan chocolate from scratch.

After a few trial runs with various ingredients, we discovered that the key to good quality homemade vegan chocolate is good quality ingredients. The quality of the cocoa butter and powder will affect the taste.

We also discovered that making vegan chocolate is very simple! Five ingredients to make the chocolate, then you are free to experiment with toppings. We recommend having any toppings ready to go before you start making the chocolate. Time is of the essence before it starts to set.

Vegan Chocolate Toppings

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Some of our favorite toppings:

  • Put a dab of peanut butter in your silicone molds and pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes. When you take it out, pour just enough chocolate over to cover the peanut butter and allow it to set in the fridge. Delicious homemade vegan peanut butter cups are on the way.
  • When the chocolate is still liquid, dip strawberries into the bowl and cover ¾ of each one. Place each strawberry onto a parchment paper-lined tray and leave to set in the fridge. Dipping is great fun with young kids, and you can also try candied orange slices or brazil nuts.
  • For all the chocolate lovers, sprinkle cacao nibs into the warm, poured chocolate. It’s great to enjoy them with a cup of coffee.
  • Roasted and finely chopped nuts are a great addition to chocolate. Dried Fruit can also work very well when mixed with the chopped nuts.
  • Preparation Time: 25 mins.
    Chocolate will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for a few a week. You can also freeze the chocolate for up to 3 weeks, but always allow it to return to room temperature before consuming.

Preparation Time: 25 mins.
Chocolate will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for a few a week. You can also freeze the chocolate for up to 3 weeks, but always allow it to return to room temperature before consuming.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Cocoa Butter
  • ½ Cup of Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp of Maple Syrup or Agave Syrup
  • ½ Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Small Pinch of Sea Salt, Fine grain is best

Vegan Chocolate Instructions

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  • Prepare small silicone molds and ensure they are clean and dry. Alternatively, if you prefer to make bars of chocolate, line a baking sheet, or any dish, with parchment paper. Any dish will do as it will fit in your fridge.
  • To melt the cocoa butter, you will need a double boiler. A double boiler is a glass bowl placed over, but not touching, a pot of hot water. Bring the pot of water to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and place the bowl of cocoa butter on top of the pot.
  • Watch and stir the cocoa butter carefully to avoid it burning (you can chop beforehand to speed up the process). Stir the cocoa butter until it’s fully melted. Remove the glass bowl from heat and place carefully to one side; it will remain hot, so be careful where you put it down.
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the salt to the melted cocoa butter. Add the cocoa powder, but pass it through a sieve first to remove any lumps of powder. Whisk the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Once the mixture is cooler, taste and add more maple syrup if required.
  • Once the mix is completely smooth, pour into the silicone molds or onto the parchment paper. Add toppings, place in the fridge and allow it to set firm. Enjoy!

Tips

  • If you want a chocolate bar sized treat, use a long rectangular dish lined with parchment to set the mixture. When it’s set, use a hot knife to score and cut the chocolate into individual-sized bars.
  • Personal chocolates, wrapped in a pretty box, will make a very thoughtful gift for someone. You can add toppings to suit their taste-buds.
  • Lots of other sweet vegan treats need chocolate, so it’s a good idea to keep a little extra in the freezer to add to other recipes.

Have you made sweet vegan treats? We’d love to hear about it in the comment section below:

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