If you're looking for homemade vegan Easter chocolates then look no further. These delicious and healthy fruit and nut chocolates are easy to make and perfect for kids and adults alike.
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I managed to snatch a bit of time with just my two big kids to make these delicious Easter fruit and nut vegan chocolates.
It probably won't come as a surprise to find out that they were VERY keen to get involved with this task - even R who is nowhere near as keen in the kitchen as his little sister.
How do you make homemade vegan chocolate?
Once you have these you're good to go.
Get the kids involved in chocolate making
The kids can help with most of this recipe, apart from the melting of the cocoa butter. The bowl gets very hot so this part is best done by an adult.
My kids helped to:
- weigh out the ingredients
- whisk in the maple syrup and cocoa butter, and
- pour the chocolate into the moulds.
As you can see from the photos this was a MESSY moment.
How to make vegan Easter chocolates
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Vegan Easter chocolates
- 200 g cacao butter
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 50 g raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Small handful dried fruit eg sultanas, raisins, currants, cranberries
- Small handful chopped nuts eg chopped almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts
- Place about 5cm of water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then place 200g cocoa butter into a heatproof bowl and place it over the water - it shouldn't actually touch the water.
- Allow the cocoa butter to melt and then carefully remove from the heat.
- Transfer to a jug (this makes it safer for the kids as it's not hot and also makes it easier for them to pour the liquid into the moulds). Carefully add 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and whisk in.
- Next pour in the 50g cacao powder and whisk that in until smooth.
- Get your silicone moulds ready and sprinkle a little bit of fruit and nuts into each one.
- Carefully pour the melted chocolate into each mould and place in the fridge to set for at least half an hour.
- Once set, remove from the mould and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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I adapted this vegan chocolate recipe from the Minimalist Baker.
More free from Easter recipes
These chocolates are naturally free from most common allergens apart from nuts. If you need this to be nut free simply add more dried fruit or leave them out altogether. The chocolate tastes good on its own but you may want to add more maple syrup depending on your personal taste.
This recipe is part of a #FreeFromEaster blog series with the following lovely bloggers. Check out their sites for more Easter inspiration:
- Mel - Le Coin de Mel
- Vicki - The Free From Fairy
- Nath - The Intolerant Gourmand
- Emma - Free From Farmhouse
- Nova - Cherished by Me
- Reneé - Mummy Tries
- Laura - Dairy Free Kids
- Midge - The Peachicks Bakery
- Rebecca - Glutarama
- Eb - Easy Peasy Foodie
- Kate - The Gluten Free Alchemist
- Chloe - The Adventures of an Allergy Mummy
- Grace - Eats Amazing
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