Oct 13, 2015

Vegan CHUNKY Candy Bars

Before I went vegan, one of my favorite chocolate bars was Chunky. Chocolate, peanuts and raisins. After many years, I finally realized, duh, how freaking easy would it be to make my own vegan version? Very freaking easy, as it turns out.

This isn't so much a recipe as a long overdue epiphany.

What you need: Chocolate, peanuts, and raisins.

What I used:

• Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
• Dry roasted, unsalted peanuts (from bulk bins)
• Raisins

I melted a bag of chocolate chips in the microwave. Then tossed in a few handfuls of peanuts and raisins until I had the ratio the way I wanted it. I didn't measure it. If you're gonna make these, you can adjust the amounts to suit yourself.

I put the mixture on parchment paper, in a square glassware container. It will spread, so you want to contain it so that it doesn't harden into too thin a layer.

I let it sit at room temperature until it hardened enough to score it so that it'd be easy to break apart when it was fully hardened. Then I transferred it to the fridge to set completely.

(You can also spoon the mixture into silicone baking cups, which I often do, or paper muffin cups and stick them right into the fridge.)