Chocolate. A food so universally loved that the term ‘chocoholic’ has is common parlance in the English language.
At Plant Sumo, we can certainly count ourselves among the ‘chocoholics’ of this world.
That’s why we’ve shown you where you can buy vegan chocolate in the UK, but how can you make it?
This blog post will start with some helpful information about how to make vegan chocolate along with a simple four-ingredient recipe for homemade vegan chocolate.
Fun Fact: Chocolate comes from cocoa beans which are technically fruits! Unfortunately, that doesn’t make chocolate one of your five-a-day 🙁
Cocoa Butter is the fat that comes from processing cocoa beans. Ironically, it looks a little bit like rough chunks of white chocolate once it’s been processed.
Cocoa butter is a necessary ingredient when making vegan chocolate because it gives any chocolate bar that characteristic glossy shine and satisfying snap.
It’s best to use cocoa butter for its recognisable chocolatey flavours, but if you can’t get your hands on any, coconut oil is a suitable replacement.
This vegan chocolate recipe from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen has just four ingredients and serves 12 people.
(Top Tip! You can use any silicone ice cube tray to make little vegan chocolates. They are perfect for chocolate making because they are flexible, meaning you can turn out each chocolate without breaking it.)
Once you’ve mastered the basic vegan chocolate recipe, you can go wild with whatever find topping and shapes you like. The possibilities are endless!
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Amy Swain is a content writer for Plant Sumo, foodie and ex-chef. If she’s not baking then she’s got a paintbrush in hand, working on her next masterpiece.