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  • Vegan Recipe | Homemade Vegan Peppermint Chocolate

    by Hannah on November 10, 2013

    IMG_2070 Here in the UK, peppermint-flavoured chocolate is an absolute classic. You can buy it in nearly every shape – fancy chocolates, bars, hot chocolate – you name it. But what I sorely miss is a version that’s lots of fun, inexpensive AND vegan. Since it doesn’t look like a suitable option will arrive on the market anytime soon, I decided to make my own.

    It’s simple, doesn’t take too much of your time and the results are delicious and versatile.

    Peppermint Choc Ingredients You will need:

    Ingredients:

    • 1 scant cup dairy-free chocolate chips
    • 2 small packets (ca. 25g) dairy free chocolate buttons, white & ‘milk’ (can be substituted with any vegan chocolate of your choice)
    • 1 tsp. peppermint extract

    Equipment:

    • 1 chocolate mould or square heatproof, food safe plastic container
    • 1 double boiler or large heatproof bowl over a pot of hot water
    • 1 chopping board
    • 1 knife

    Method:

    1. Melt 2/3 of your chocolate chips in your double boiler together with the peppermint extract. The amount of extract you need really depends on the brand you’re using and your personal preferences, so use a light hand. While you wait, chop up the chocolate buttons.

    IMG_2050-934x1024 2. Remove chocolate from the heat source and stir in the remaining chips. This slightly tedious method will ensure a glossy finish to your chocolate bar.

    IMG_2051 3. Lightly grease your mold of choice and begin layering melted chocolate with chopped chocolate until you’ve used everything up.

    IMG_2052-721x1024 4. Let the chocolate set. Depending on the temperature, this can take several hours. Make sure not to put it in the fridge, that will result in those unappealing white streaks all over the surface of your bar.

    5. Unmold.

    Peppermint Chocolate Bar 6. You can eat the bar the way it is, or you can break it into chunks, melt it in some almond milk and make luxurious peppermint hot chocolate. Or you can wrap it in foil & add a paper sleeve, like the professional bars available in shops. That could even make a great present for someone!

    Have you ever made your own chocolate bar? What are your favourite flavour combinations?

    About Hannah

    Hannah is currently studying and working in Liverpool, UK where she'll (hopefully) by graduating with a degree in Drama & International Studies in 2014 and moving on to find her place in the "real world". She's also planning her wedding to her true love Jacob, to take place shortly after! In her free time, she likes cooking, baking, ballet dancing, working on her own blog, anything to do with horses, reading (mostly sic-fi and fantasy, although she sometimes enjoys more realistic stories) and playing the piano. She's particularly interested in vegan food & beauty, as well as planning a vegan wedding, so you can expect plenty of UK-related posts in those categories!

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  • { 3 comments… read them below or add one }

    erin November 13, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Yum, peppermint chocolate is my absolute favorite. I want chocolate buttons! I guess a trip to the UK is in order, immediately.

    Thank you for the recipe!

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    Kortney Campbell November 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    UK field trip? I’m in!

    Reply

    Laura November 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    This looks utterly craveable and easy to make! Yum!

    Reply

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