Vegan Chocolate and Peppermint Bark Recipes: A Sweet Holiday Treat

These tasty chocolate barks let you improvise according to taste. Plus they make great holiday gifts. Both recipes are vegan. The first is from vegan chef Lauren Short and the second is from Plentyfull Vegan.

Vegan Peppermint Bark Recipe

Vegan chocolate peppermint bark
Vegan chocolate peppermint bark. Photo: Plentyfull Vegan.

Ingredients

White Chocolate:
(Any vegan white chocolate or melted coconut butter)

  • ¾ cup cacao butter
  • 6 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Dark Chocolate:
(Any dairy-free chocolate)

  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract

Toppings: Crushed Candy Canes

Preparation

  1. First make white chocolate by melting all of the ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir to ensure it does not burn. These ingredients can easily burn so it is recommended not to use a microwave. Once it’s completely melted pour into your mold (tupperware, pan or casserole dish will do) and freeze.
  2. While the white chocolate is setting melt the dark chocolate ingredients in a sauce pan (or microwave).
  3. One the white chocolate has hardened pour the white chocolate over top and add crushed candy canes.
  4. Freeze for about 10-15 minuets, enjoy!
  5. Store in the fridge or freezer – easily meltable!

Note:
Sometimes the white chocolate can have a layer that doesn’t freeze at the bottom. If this is the case, simply scrape it off with a knife.

Vegan Chocolate Bark Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Bark
Vegan chocolate bark. Photo: Lauren Short.

Ingredients

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 100 g vegan white chocolate

Suggested Toppings:

  • Freeze dried berries
  • Crushed nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Puffed quinoa
  • Cacao nibs
  • Coconut

Preparation

  1. Melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler, then spread it into a 10 inch by 6 inch rectangle on a flat baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the white chocolate and add blobs randomly on top the dark chocolate rectangle. Use a knife to create random swirls.
  3. Sprinkle on top whatever toppings you would like, then pop it in the fridge for an hour to set. Break it up into random sized pieces and put into little gift bags to share with your friends!

The first recipe is courtesy of Lauren Short, founder of Lauren Caris Cooks, and the second is courtesy of Plentyfull Vegan. Both are from Foodista.com, the cooking encyclopedia that everyone can edit.

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