Jess Parsons

Jess Parsons

Posted December 14, 2011

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Make your own vegan holiday chocolates

Read More: chocolate, frugal, home cooking, sugar, vegan, vegan Christmas

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Vegan specialty chocolates are expensive!  Making your own chocolates from molds is so easy I'm not sure I should share the secret.  Especially because we're trying to eat less sugar.

In less than 1/2 hour you can have a special yummy handmade vegan
gift for your mother, your child's teacher, or any other loved one.  Got a whole hour?  You've got an impressively rich dessert treat for a party.  And your children can join in the fun.

You need:

  • Chocolate molds
  • Vegan chocolate

Chocolate molds

A chocolate mold is a tray with the shapes for your chocolate.  Each one will cost you less than a box of chocolates and you can use them to make hundreds and hundreds of chocolates over the years.

You can buy molds at homeware shops.  Novelty flexible ice cube trays can often be used as chocolate molds. (I want the strawberries and the Legos!)

Molds which have simple shapes and small to medium size chocolates are best for beginners.  General purpose shapes are good value for money.

My molds

  • Easter eggs
  • Flowers and leaves
  • Santas, candy canes and snowmen
  • Stars
  • Train set
  • Numbers and animals

So I can handle:

  • Christmas - Santas, candy canes and snowmen/Stars
  • Birthday Boy - Train set/Stars/numbers and animals
  • Birthday Girl - Flowers/Stars/numbers and animals
  • General Gift - Flowers/Stars
  • Easter - Easter eggs/Flowers

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We have Pams brand vegan chocolate (which contains palm oil).  I recently scored a bargain on vegan Belgian chocolate from our bulk store, and I suspect I'll struggle to go back to Pams!

Read how to make them @miniMum!