Halloween will be here before we know it!
Of course all things halloween-ish are on my mind.
And pumpkin spice lattes. Are you sad about the Starbucks “caramel coloring” controversy too? No thank you to chemicals in our coffee. Guess we have to make it on our own!
I even bought one of those crafty scarecrows to stick in our front yard along with two ginormous pumpkins from Costco. Seriously if you want amazing, extra large pumpkins for $5.00… you have to hit up Costco.
As far as candy goes, I’ve got you covered. Not only with this yummy and creamy vegan candy bark but with a whole list of popular candy that just happens to be vegan! Because candy is officially everywhere. I’m happy to say this candy bark recipe was a success after 3 failed attempts. Can you guess what it’s made out of?!
This recipe could not be easier and it has only two ingredients + whatever toppings your heart desires. You could even add cacao powder to the mixture to make it chocolate and top it with some of the candy from the list below (after the recipe), if you are feeling like a dare devil.
- 3/4 cup melted coconut butter
- 3/4 cup warm almond milk
- stevia, to taste (optional)
- Your favorite toppings such as: dairy-free chocolate chips, pumpkin (pepita) seeds, walnuts, shredded coconut, gogi berries, cranberries etc.
- Fill a large bowl with hot water and place the jar of coconut butter in the water to melt it, for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Heat the almond milk in a pot on the stove and add the melted coconut butter. Whisk together until smooth and creamy. You could also heat up the milk and then add it to a blender along with the melted coconut butter and blend until smooth.
- You may want to adjust it to your taste by adding a sweetener such as stevia. I didn't add it but it could have been a little sweeter.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment/wax paper and pour the candy mixture onto the baking sheet. Using a spatula, spread it out evenly but not too thin. It won't fill the entire baking sheet.
- Add your favorite toppings!
- Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour (or overnight) so it can set.
- Break it apart or chop it with a knife. Store leftovers in a sealed bag/container in freezer.
I’m not telling you to eat the popular candies listed above, you didn’t hear it from me! That list is probably the farthest thing from plant-based. But it’s nice to know there are “accidentally vegan” options 🙂 Try making this candy bark instead. Happy Friday!