Homemade Vegan Candy for Christmas: Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple Sweets!
Adhering to proper nutrition still wants something sweet, and during the Christmas holidays, this feeling increases several times. Vegan Christmas candy can come to help. Yes, sweets can be healthy and tasty at the same time! Today in the article we will show you how to make vegan Christmas candy from simple products that will decorate any table and perfectly quench your thirst for sweets. Get ready, because you would have to cook even more of them, and now you would find out why.
Vegan Christmas Candy Ideas
We have selected several recipes for vegan gluten-free candy so that you can choose one that suits your taste, or still experiment by trying to prepare each recipe.
Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes
- 250 grams of cashews;
- 100 g coconut paste;
- 150 ml coconut milk;
- a few tablespoons of Jerusalem artichoke syrup (to taste);
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 120 grams of almond flour;
- 30 grams of coconut flour (you can use shavings);
- a tablespoon of cocoa powder;
- 12 dates;
- Freeze-dried raspberries or jam (if you don’t have raspberries or don’t like them, you can replace them with another favorite fruit or berry, for example, use cherries, pears, strawberries, bananas, and more).
Moving on to the vegan Christmas candy recipe. In 20 minutes we can make 12 servings of these sweets. Note that you need to soak cashews in advance for the night or at least 4 hours, rinse well before cooking, and you can start:
- In a blender, mix almond and coconut flour, cocoa, and dates (remove the seeds first).
- Grind into a homogeneous mass that is molded. If it crumbles and crumbles heavily, add a couple more dates.
- Take convenient silicone cupcake-type molds and form flat baskets about 1 cm thick from the resulting mass.
- Spread some raspberries on the base. If using jam, it is better to put it on the top layer later.
- In a blender, mix cashews, coconut butter, butter, milk, syrup, after melting the coconut butter and butter.
- Mix until smooth consistency. The mass isn’t very thick, but it can be applied well with a spoon.
- Spread the top layer of cream on top of the berry filling. Smooth with a spoon or silicone spatula.
- Leave in the freezer for about 5 hours. When serving, garnish with jam, freeze-dried or fresh berries.
Chocolate Candies with Coconut Filling
- 100 grams of coconut paste;
- 2 tablespoons of Jerusalem artichoke syrup;
- a little vanilla;
- 60 grams of cocoa liquor;
- 40 grams of cocoa butter (you can just use vegan chocolate);
- 2 tablespoons of Jerusalem artichoke syrup.
We only need 35 minutes to prepare 20 servings of easy vegan Christmas candies. Let’s start cooking:
- Before preparing the filling, remove the coconut paste from the refrigerator to warm it up to room temperature.
- In a blender at low speed, mix the coconut paste, syrup, and vanilla. You don’t need to mix for a long time, just scroll a little so that the ingredients mix.
- Lay out the resulting filling in the molds. It is convenient to use silicone molds for sweets or ice since it is then easier to get out our filling for sweets from them. We put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- In a water bath, melt cocoa butter and grated cocoa or chocolate, remove from the water bath and add Jerusalem artichoke syrup, stirring constantly.
- Take out the filling from the mold and cover it with chocolate.
- Put the candies in the freezer for a few minutes.
Almond Candies with Dried Apricots
- 130 grams of almonds (can be fried, so the taste would be brighter);
- 100 grams of dried apricots;
- 6-7 dates;
- other nuts or dried fruits to taste.
We’ll get 10-12 homemade vegan candy for Christmas in about 15 minutes. Let’s start cooking:
- Prepare dried apricots, nuts, and dates, rinse thoroughly separately.
- Dry the almonds with a towel and beat in a blender to make a mass that looks like flour.
- Scroll dried apricots through a meat grinder or grind in a blender. You can also remove excess moisture from it with a towel.
- Peel the date and remove the bone.
- Add date pulp to the rest of the ingredients. At this point, you can add any other flavoring ingredients, such as crushed walnuts, raisins, and coconut.
- Stir the mass with your hands until the ingredients are completely combined. You should get a tight ball.
- Form candies by dividing a large ball into several equal parts. They can be of different shapes: you can make them round, or they can be in the form of a pyramid.
- Decorate as desired with cocoa, coconut, almonds, or almond petals.
You must admit that there is nothing difficult in preparing our vegan Christmas treats. You can make several types at once that you like by placing them beautifully on a festive plate. And you can arrange sweets without chocolate in a special way. Just grab a handful of vegan candy for a Christmas stocking and hang them on the wall, near the fireplace, in the kitchen, or present to your friends as an edible Christmas present. We think this will create an even greater holiday atmosphere… and delicious!
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