I’ve been meaning to make vegan white chocolate ever since I got some food-grade cocoa butter
for Christmas. I used a recipe from the Bitter Sweet Blog
and went with it. Man, it was a lot easier than I expected to make the ever-elusive vegan white chocolate and so tasty.
Vegan White Chocolate
from the Bitter Sweet Blog
– 1/4 cup (2 Ounces) food-grade cocoa butter (like this one from Eastbluff Trading Company)
– 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
– 1/3 cup powdered Sugar
– 1/2 Teaspoon soymilk powder (I used Fearn brand soya powder, but I think actual soymilk powder would taste better this NOW Foods brand one is about $6)
– a pinch of salt
Put all your ingredients out and dole out the cocoa butter into a microwave safe bowl or double boiler. It can be kind of hard so you may have to break it out of the container in pieces, but don’t worry, this is normal.
Melt the cocoa butter in until liquid, if using the microwave try 30 second intervals as cocoa butter has a much lower melting point than chocolate and you don’t want to burn it. Once melted, mix in all the other ingredients and pour into your mold of choice. I used this candy bar shaped mold that I am quite happy with (and you can’t go wrong for $2.29 off Amazon). Put in the refrigerator to set for at least 30 minutes.
Voila, you have some vegan white chocolate! The possibilities are endless. I used it this time to shave onto a vegan peanut mousse cup pie, a recipe that I’ll post soon because it was the best dessert I’ve ever made. NOM. Look how pretty! Even I’m impressed with myself. It’s super impressive for something so easy.
If you’re going to eat the chocolate plain, it’s pretty sweet, so I’d try adding some dried cherries or cranberries, coconut flakes, walnuts, etc. to it and maybe doing half vanilla extract and half almond if you’re just using it as a candy bar. You could even make a vegan cookies and cream bar if you crushed up some Oreos or Newmans-O’s into it. I think that would be deeeeeeelicious. My next mission for it is to make vegan chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips. The blog I got the recipe from also has a recipe for vegan white chocolate mousse, which sounds amazing too. The best part is that the cocoa butter makes goes a long way. I still have enough left for plenty more treats!