Vegan white chocolate is delicious, but hard to find. Luckily, it is very easy to make. In this post I show you how to make white chocolate, the vegan way!
I love vegan chocolate made from rice milk, but unfortunately it contains a lot of refined sugar. So I rarely buy vegan chocolate bars and save them for a real sugar craving. Since I am the star of simple recipes (and of screwing up not-so-simple recipes) I tried making my own vegan chocolate and I promise you, it’s very simple! It’s not so cheap though and the ingredients in white chocolate aren’t easy to find. You need vegan powdered milk which usually comes in big containers and can cost a lot. The same goes for cocoa butter. But it’s worth it! The chocolate is dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and entirely vegan. It’s also delicious! You shouldn’t eat it all day long, since it does contain sugar, but unrefined sugar really is better for you than white sugar1. It’s great as a snack or to use for vegan baking. Be careful with the vanilla; adding too much will make the chocolate bitter.
Voila! Your vegan white chocolate is done. The chocolate will stay relatively soft, which I’m guessing is because of the maple syrup. Making them with coconut sugar makes them a little harder, but I kind of like them soft. This chocolate is best for baking, but you can also snack on it. If you don’t like the taste of cocao butter, which can be quite overpowering, you can replace some of it with coconut oil or add more maple syrup. Enjoy!