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Make your own: Vegan white chocolate

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.

white chocolate recipe

white chocolate recipe

white chocolate recipe

white chocolate recipe

white chocolate recipe

white chocolate recipeVoila! 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!

Emmelyn x

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Make your own: Vegan white chocolate
How to make vegan white chocolate
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
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Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put the cocoa butter in a bowl in place it in the microwave until it melts (about 2 minutes). Take it out in 30-second intervals and stir a bit to speed up the process.
  2. Once melted, add the maple syrup, vanilla essence and powdered milk. Stir well until the powdered milk dissolves and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into chocolate bar moulds or a silicone ice cube tray and put it in the fridge to harden. Adding some coconut oil to the moulds/tray can make it easier for the chocolates to come out once they’re done. You can also choose to freeze them for a few hours which wil make them harden faster.
Recipe Notes

If you’re making this chocolate for my amazing peanut butter balls recipe, you can coat the balls with the mixture after it’s cooled off and becomes a little bit more solid (if it’s too fluid it won’t set as well). Leaving the mixture in the fridge for a while should do the trick. After coating the peanut butter balls you can place them back in the fridge to cool until the chocolate hardens. This homemade ‘white’ chocolate will come out a little darker because of the maple syrup, but will be much healthier and taste just as good!

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2 Comments

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    Olde salty
    April 24, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Don’t make this with soy milk powder whatever you do… I’ve tried this recipe twice now and it turns out pretty horribly. The proteins in the soy are not right for making chocolate with. They instantly thicken anything they come into contact with. The only way to make vegan chocolate is to either not use any kind of powdered milk, or make normal brown chocolate without any powdered milk. I’ve tries making chocolate with coconut powder as well many times, has a bad texture that is extreeeeemely grainy. The only thing I can think of that could be used for white chocolate is either some kind of fine flour, or rice milk powder which is hard to obtain and questionable in quality and reliable sources.

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      emmelync
      May 8, 2020 at 8:45 am

      Thanks for the tip! I have made this recipe with almond milk powder and soy milk powder and it has always turned out really well. Perhaps it also depends on the brand you use? I have never used coconut powder, but I can imagine it would turn out grainy… Thanks for the info!

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