Nutella Chocolate Truffles (4 ingredients!)

#vegan #Nutella Chocolate Truffles
#vegan #Nutella Chocolate Truffles

Thank goodness it’s the weekend! I don’t know about you, but for me it’s been a long week, both for good and bad reasons. We won’t dwell on the negative, because I have too many positive things to cheer me up:

  1. The flat is really coming together! I moved into my flat in Edinburgh two months ago but it is now properly starting to feel like a home. We didn’t have a whole lot of furniture to begin with, and funds were low, so we had to buy things piece by piece with each coming pay check. I’m happy to report that I am no longer writing these blog posts from my bed or sofa but from my desk! The spare room/office is now nearly complete and I have the coolest desk built into the wardrobe. Pictures will follow on Instagram soon!
  2. It’s starting to feel a bit more like spring, despite the chill weather. If it rains in Scotland, you know spring is coming. I get warm fuzzy feelings when I see snowdrops growing in Princes Street Gardens.
  3. You guys are going crazy for my Easy & Quick Vegan Crème Brûlée! Thank you for pinning the recipe, sharing it on Facebook and Tweeting about it. It makes my heart glow with happiness 🙂
  4. I’m going to my first ever rugby game today! It’s going to be super exciting even though I don’t understand much about sports. And after that my friend and I are going dinner — which is brilliant because I already had dinner with her last night. Girlfriends for life ❤

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#vegan #Nutella Chocolate Truffles
And speaking of last night, we had these incredible “Nutella” truffles. They are TO DIE FOR. I couldn’t help sneaking spoonfuls of melted chocolate into my mouth while I waited for it to cool down. So much better than the “real stuff”. (I also made the easiest and most delicious crumble ever, so watch out for that recipe soon!)

The are stupendously easy to make, and really quick too. Perfect for when you want something a little more special than just a piece of chocolate during after dinner, but not too fancy either. It’s the perfect pick-me-up — we certainly felt cheerful eating these truffles last night!

The hazelnut butter I use in this recipe is manufactured by Meridian Foods. In my opinion (and this not sponsored at all) their nut butters are the best. They don’t use any palm oil in their products, which I personally appreciate. I buy it at Holland & Barrett in the UK but you can also find it online. US and other international readers, a quick Google search will tell you where you can purchase hazelnut butter in your own country — or just make you own at home.

Note: this stuff does not taste 100% like Nutella. It probably could if I added a ton more sugar, cream, fat and whatnot… but then the list of ingredients would be much longer and the recipe wouldn’t be as quick or easy to make. This stuff tastes AMAZING. Pinky promise.You could use dairy-free milk chocolate for a slightly more authentic flavour, though.
#vegan #Nutella Chocolate Truffles

Nutella Chocolate Truffles with just 4 ingredients

  • Servings: makes a dozen truffles
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Ingredients:

  1. 200g (7 oz) dark chocolate OR dairy-free milk chocolate
  2. 2 heaping tbsp Meridian crunchy hazelnut butter
  3. 1 tbsp maple syrup OR regular sugar (1/2 tsp tsp stevia powder for sugar-free version)
  4. Cocoa powder, to cover the truffles

Instructions:

  1. Place the first three ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. After a couple of minutes everything will start to melt together. Stir gently with a wooden spoon until evenly melted.
  2. Set aside to cool, then place in the fridge to set. After a couple of hours the chocolate should be solid enough that you can scoop up pieces with a teaspoon and roll 12 walnut-sized balls.
  3. Add the cocoa powder to a shallow bowl. Roll each truffle in the cocoa powder to cover them entirely.
  4. Keep in an airtight box or in the fridge for up to 5 days (if you can resist them for that long!).

What are you grateful for these days?

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Love and cookies,

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3-Ingredient Vegan Salted Chocolate Truffles

3 ingredient vegan salted chocolate truffles
So when I made these, Mr Cookie Monster said something utterly unlike him:

‘My teeth will rot through if you keep on making these sweets.’ (Read in an Irish accent.)

This coming from the guy who will invariably buy himself at least two bags of sweets for the cinema, or must have gummy bears at least once a week. Now I make him chocolate and he’s complaining? Men. (By which of course I mean: ‘A proportion of the male gender who sometimes utter the most incomprehensible things and whose brain’s inner workings are about as clear as muddy water to me’, but it’s just easier to roll my eyes and sneer with this one word.)
3 ingredient vegan salted chocolate truffles
3 ingredient vegan salted chocolate truffles
So we’ve been living together for nearly a month now, after two and a half years of dating, a year and four months of which was long-distance. We’ve had our ups and downs but we’re still happy and in love, and most importantly, we’re still best friends to this day. He bugs the s*** out of me sometimes (ok, every day), but at the end of the day I’d feel miserable if I knew I wouldn’t wake up next to him in the morning. It’s an odd feeling, because I’ve always fared better on my own. I’m a hardcore introvert, I need lots of time to myself and will easily feel overwhelmed if I’m in a crowd, and generally prefer to work on my own as I just get annoyed with other people. But… (and it’s a big but) as comforting as it is to continue living as I always have, that’s not a healthy behaviour. At some point I have to learn to live with others, right?

This month so far has been an interesting social experiment. I quickly identified the things I don’t like about living with Mr Cookie Monster (he leaves his clothes on the floor and eats like a stereotypical bachelor, i.e. I am sick to death of fajitas). He’s not a feminist, not even close–we need to work on that. He likes to push my buttons for a laugh (we’ll see if it’s still funny when I ‘accidentally’ thwack him with a frying pan).

But far more numerous and precious are the things I like about living with Mr Cookie Monster. I don’t leap out of bed in the morning like I used to, true enough, but I get to snuggle closer and steal a bit of warmth for a few minutes. I have a human being to talk to when I come home at the end of the day (according to some people it’s weird to talk to my cat; I beg to differ). I have someone to share all my desserts with (and I do make a lot of desserts). I actually sit down on the sofa to watch a film now, instead of doing other tasks at the same time, which means I only pay half an ear to the storyline. I get to explore my favourite city in the world with him.

So although I might sometimes miss the independence I enjoyed in my bachelorette pad, I don’t think I’d trade in living with Mr Cookie Monster. For now at least I can bear him 🙂
3 ingredient vegan salted chocolate truffles

3-Ingredient Vegan Salted Chocolate Truffles

  • Servings: makes 15 truffles
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200g (7oz) 85% cooking chocolate
1 heaping tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp rock salt

Break the chocolate into small pieces and add to a small saucepan, along with the coconut oil, placed over moderate heat. Stir gently until the chocolate is completely melted, which will take approximately 3-5 minutes. Note: the chocolate must NOT bubble! Keep the heat quite low.

Set aside to cool, then place in the fridge for about 45 minutes, or until the chocolate is set.

Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop a small amount (about a teaspoonful) of the hardened chocolate and roll it into a walnut-sized ball in your hands. Your hands will need to be cold, otherwise the chocolate might melt and not hold its shape; it’s therefore advisable to wash your hands with cold water before getting started. Repeat this method to make 15 truffles.

Press a few grains of rock salt onto each truffle.

Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Help me out! Any tips on living with your significant other for the first time? Why do men smell? How do I refrain from hitting him with a frying pan every other day??

Love and cookies,

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Hot Chocolate “Nutella” French Toast Sandwich

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Uh-huh, you read that title right. All your wildest dreams are going to come true with this super-indulgent and crazy delicious weekend brunch recipe. Or midweek recipe. Heck, have this for dinner if you want! (I would.)
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If you haven’t seen my previous post, go read it now. I started a somewhat controversial debate about New Year’s Resolutions and expectations we place on ourselves and others with these unattainable goals we set ourselves. What makes 1 January so special anyway? You can change your circumstances any day of the year, any minute of the day, even.

Me, I’m continuing doing more of what I love. Enter the Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast Sandwich, which I love very, very much. Mr Cookie Monster didn’t so much (he was in a weird mood), so I ate his share too. It’s probably a rather Continental thing to have chocolate at breakfast; it’s certainly not something that’s done very often in the UK. A friend of my mother’s was rather surprised to find, during a trip to the Isle of Skye, that there was no chocolate spread available for breakfast…
Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast by TCVF
For me, it’s not just about being glutinous at breakfast, though. It’s about saying no to things that feel unnatural to me and yes to everything that feels right. That can be chocolate for breakfast, or working from home because I just don’t see the point in losing two hours of my day in commuting.

More of what I love also includes this blog. I aim to provide a lot more delectable recipes to you guys this year, but that all takes a lot of my time, and time is money… I hope you understand that in order for me to keep on blogging, I need to place advertising on my blog and carefully selected affiliate links. Nothing spammy and nothing that deviates from my blogging philosophy. I’ve decided to use BlogHer for advertising, as I believe these adverts are most in line with my blog’s theme and your interests.

But hey, just ignore the extra “stuff” if you don’t like it, and focus on the food 🙂 That, I promise, is not going to change.
Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast by TCVF
So, to the matter at hand: this Hot Chocolate “Nutella” French Toast. The stuff dreams are made of! I called it “hot chocolate” because it tastes the way I make hot chocolate: thick and luxurious, extra chocolatey, bittersweet. In short, totally irresistible. Add some chocolate hazelnut spread in the mix and I am begging for more!

Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast by TCVF

Feast yer eyes, m’dears — or better yet, go make this for yourselves!

Hot Chocolate Nutella French Toast

For the Hot Chocolate Mix:
1 tbsp cocoa powder
125ml (1/2 cup) soya milk
1 ripe banana, peeled
2 tsp maple syrup

For the toast:
6 slices of sourdough bread
Coconut oil for frying (approx. 1-2 tbsp)

For the vegan “Nutella”:
3 tbsp crunchy hazelnut butter (I use Meridian)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup

1. Start with the vegan “Nutella”: mix all the ingredients in a small cup. Spread on 3 of the bread slices.

2. Next, prepare the “hot chocolate” mix:  blend all the ingredients until smooth, then pour into a deep dish or hollow plate.

3. Soak the bread slices, including the ones already spread with “Nutella”, a few minutes on each side. They should be really well soaked.

4. Assemble the sandwiches: take one slice of bread coated with “Nutella” and one uncoated (both soaked, though) and stick them together. Heat a little coconut oil in a large frying pan. Fry the sandwich for about one minute on each side.

5. Repeat twice more to create three Hot Chocolate “Nutella” French Toast Sandwiches.

Are you doing more of what you love this year? What’s that?

Love and cookies,

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4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge

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Guys, I have recreated the definition of vegan food porn.

As I type this, there is a snow storm blowing outside my window. But, luckily for me, I am tucked up with Mr Cookie Monster on our second-hand sofa, the fire is roaring merrily away in the hearth, and I’ve got a cup of hot chai by my side. This much I can say: I could not be happier right now.

If you follow me on Instagram, you will no doubt be sick of my odes to Edinburgh by now, but I beg you to indulge me a wee while longer. I just can’t get enough of this city! And this coming from a country girl who hated all three years she spent in the UK’s capital city. But Edinburgh is everything London is not: charming, classical, quaint, local. Just in case it wasn’t clear enough: I LOVE IT HERE AND I NEVER WANT TO LEAVE.
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So that’s another item ticked off the bucket list. How are you doing on your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you love them or are you sick of other people vowing to lose 50 gazillion pounds in two days, becoming an overnight superstar, or becoming the best daughter/wife/son/father/what have you? I’m in the second category.

That’s why I made zero resolutions related to food, weight, pleasing others, or swearing. (Last year I resolved to swear les… I only started swearing more.) Instead, I resolve to:

  • Learn to speak German at an intermediate level (languages was my favourite subject in high school)
  • Go on holiday to Vienna
  • Translate my ebook The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Little Book of Chocolate to French

See the pattern here? These are only things that I truly want to do. Oh, and the last one… get really serious about this blog.

Now that I’m no longer in full-time education, though I am in full-time employment, I feel like I can finally dedicate myself to this blog. I’ve been wanting to do it for years, and it’s finally happening! So expect a lot more fantastic content to appear on here: more recipes, more tips and tutorials, reviews of vegan dining in Scotland, giveaways and competitions. And if there is something – anything – you particularly want to see on thevegancookiefairy.com, give me a shout! You can get in touch via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and of course in the comments here.

Anyway, back to the food. Because I’m not embarking on some mad diet (and I fervently hope you aren’t, either – just eat healthy and stop when you’re full!) I am sharing this super duper simple rcipe for vegan chocolate almond butter fudge with you today. It’s made according to my favourite formula: easy + quick + yummy = food porn. Works every time.

Here’s to a brilliant 2015, guys. May it be filled with love, happy memories, true friends and random moments of pure genius. And lots and lots of fudge.
4 ingredient chocolate almond butter fudge

4-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge

  • Servings: makes 24 small pieces
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250g (8.8 oz) 85% cooking chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
170g (6 oz, or a scant 3/4 cup) runny almond butter (I like Meridian Foods)
1-2 tsps maple syrup
Nuts of your choice, roughly chopped (optional)

Place a small saucepan over moderate heat on the stove. Break the chocolate into small pieces and add it, along with all the other ingredients (minus the nuts) into the pan. Stir with a wooden spoon until evenly melted, or about 5 minutes. Fold in the chopped nuts, if desired.

Pour the melted chocolate mixture into a small, lined tin or oven dish (mine is 8cm x 14 cm/3inches x 5.5. inches) and set aside to cool. Then place in the fridge for 2 hours, after which the fudge should be completely set. Slice into 24 pieces, or as many as you like, big or small. Enjoy!

Keeps in the fridge for up to 3 days if you can resist that long.

On a less positive note: my new flat comes with a gas oven. Insert GASP and HORROR-STRICKEN FACE. Any tips for cooking with gas ovens? I feel like the heat doesn’t distribute well, even when I leave it to pre-heat for a while.

Love and cookies,

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FindingVegan Holiday Link Round-Up!

Another round-up! This one is even bigger and better, and features dozens of the best FindingVegan bloggers on the web. From cookies to gingerbread houses, mouthwatering main means and edible gifts, there’s bound to be something in here for you to enjoy with your family this holiday season.

Vegan Link Round-up!
There are some amazing vegan recipes, books, features and more out there on the internet, but it can be challenging to track down great content sometimes! That is where FindingVegan.com comes in. FV features recipes and more from the best vegan-friendly bloggers on the web! And this year, we FV asked some of its contributors to share their best content in a MEGA-amazing vegan round-up! Check out all that is going on in the vegan community!..

1. Kathy Patalsky, of HealthyHappyLife and founder on Finding Vegan is sharing:
* 12 Days of Vegan Christmas Giveaway + YouTube Series – $2700 grand prize!
* Kathy’s cookbook to kickstart a healthy New Year: 365 Vegan Smoothies
* Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

*photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

2. Rachael Renee of RawHighLife is sharing:
* Amazing raw vegan cinnamon rolls PERFECT for holiday brunch!
* Easy fruit and veggie recipes in her ebook
* The RAW High Life Facebook page

*photo credit: RawHighLife

3. June Burns of Philosophy and Cake is sharing:
* Chocolate Macarons recipe, gluten free + vegan
* Momofuku-Inspired Carrot Layer Cake
* Salty-sweet pecan pie bars with bourbon!

3. Kelly of ThePrettyBee is sharing:
* Vegan Holiday Treats
* Gluten Free Gifts in Jars

*photo credit: Kelly, the pretty bee

4. Aimee of TheVegLife is sharing:
* Her eBook of vegan Christmas Cookies. 25 exclusive cookie recipes for 2014, and more, 50 recipes in total!
* Cranberry Orange Muffins

5. Natalie Thomas of feasting on fruit is sharing:
* Chocolate Peppermint Cookiewiches
* Gingerbread Snack Cakes
* Caramel Hot Chocolate the Fruity Way

*photo credit: Natalie, feasting on fruit

6. Carolyn Murphy of PeaceMeal is sharing:
* Mulled Wine
* Salted Toffee Peanut Butter & Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake Cups
* Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Ball

7. Lisa from Healthy Nibbles & Bits is sharing:
* Peppermint Bark Popcorn with Toasted Coconut
* Butternut Squash, Hummus & Guacamole Dip

8. Trinity of Trinity’s Kitchen is sharing:
* Festive Seed Roast Loaf (gluten-free, vegan and super healthy)
* Christmas Fruit n’ Nut Truffles

*photo credit: Trinity’s Kitchen

9. Ginny from Vegan in the Freezer is sharing:
* Delicious Party Food – Spicy Tortilla Rollups
* Homemade Kahlua sounds like a holiday in itself
* Spiced Rum Balls – no kidding!

*photo credit: Ginny, vegan in the freezer

10. Tia from Tia’s Kitchen is sharing:
* vegan hot chocolate
* vegan eggnog

11. Danielle Levy of DanielleLevyNutrition is sharing:
* Asian inspired Yuba Roast Chestnut Stuffing
* Classic comfort food: Walnut Crusted Tofu with braised chard and butternut squash

photo credit: Danielle Levy

12. Vanessa of Becomingness is sharing:
* Caramel Macadamia Chocolate Cups
* BecomingSweet!
* 15 Best Raw Desserts

13. Aurora of TheIndieBroccoli is sharing:
* Christmas Loaf with Lentils and Quinoa
* Rutabaga Fries with vegan lemon basil mayo
* Carrot Juice with Turmeric and Ginger

*photo credit: Aurora, the indie broccoli

14. Bianca of Elephantastic Vegan is sharing:
* Festive Holiday Recipe – Pink Beet Cupcakes
* Her website and facebook page!

15. Cate from A Traveling Cook is sharing:
* Vegan Christmas Pudding

16. Clemence of The Vegan Cookie Fairy is sharing:
*Her ebook of Vegan Christmas recipes, The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Christmas Recipes
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* Her ebook of Vegan Chocolate recipes, The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Little Book of Chocolate
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* Gingerbread Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Chocolate Drizzle

photo credit: The Vegan Cookie Fairy

17. Jennifer of VeggieInspiredJourney is sharing:
* Vegan Dilled Ceviche
* Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Bars
* Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce

18. Dana of VanishingVeggie is sharing:
* Her website
* Her Facebook page
* A bright, citrus salad, perfect for any gathering

19. Sophia from VeggiesDontBite is sharing:
* Layered Pumpkin Caramel Pie in a Mason Jar: one of my most favorite desserts for this season!
* Frothy Pistachio Milk Hot Chocolate: Cozy up this winter with this indulgent treat.
* The new Veggies Don’t Bite Overnight Oats Jar: Breakfast just went from easy to easier. A healthy, quick and delicious way to start your day!

*photo credit: Sophia, veggies don’t bite

20. Christina of TheBeautifulBalance is sharing:
* Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
* Maple Apple Scones
* Pear & Raspberry Frangipane Tart

21. Stacey of SouthernVeganKitchen is sharing:
* Lumberjack Date Cake
* Peanut Butter Chocolate Dream Pie

22. Shannon of The Glowing Fridge is sharing:
* Candy Cane and Marshmallow Peppermint Fudge
* The Glow Effect Guide
* A Holiday Gift Guide for Her

23. Jessica of TwoGreenPeas Website is sharing:
* Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark
* Vegan Gingerbread Houses: Recipe & How-To
* Starry Night Cinnamon Okra Masala

*photo credit: Jessica, TwoGreenPeas

24. Majda of BreadOlives is sharing:
* Walnut Date Truffles

*photo credit: Majda, BreadOlives

25. Vicky of MayIHaveThatRecipe is sharing:
* Eggnog Sticky Toffee Pudding
* Vegan Tiramisu
* Roasted Veggie Tofu Pot Pies

*photo credit: Vicky, MayIhaveThatRecipe

26. Dora of Dora’s Table is sharing:

* This is a recipe for Garabatos or scribble cookies. These cookies are very popular in Mexico city, and you will fall in love with them too. Who can resist two coconut shortbread cookies, sandwiched in a smooth chocolate filing, and drizzled with warm chocolate? The best part, they’re 100% vegan.

*photo credit: Dora’s Table

27. Kelly of Trial and Eater is sharing:
* Foodie Gift Guide
* How to make vanilla extract – Fun holiday gift idea!
* Sunflower wrap – Healthy holiday snacking!

28. Michelle of Healthier Steps is sharing:
* Vegan Broccoli and Rice Casserole
* Sweet Potato Souffle
* Jamaican Pumpkin Soup

Bonus a few recipes I personally adore from FindingVegan contributors!..

29. Cara of Fork and Beans makes Healthy Reindeer Cookies

30. VeggieAndTheBeast Ginger Cutout Cookies

31. VeguKate’s Superfood Hot Cocoa

…and SO many more on FindingVegan.com. Sign up for the Finding Vegan Monthly Newsletter here.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas! There is one more recipe coming from me before Christmas Day as part of the the Festive Vegan Blog Crawl I’m hosting with Fab, Ceri, Lane and Hedi. If you need more inspiration for the holidays, just check out their delicious recipes!

Psst — there are only 5 days till Christmas! Get my ebook THE VEGAN COOKIE FAIRY’S CHRISTMAS RECIPES on Amazon to have the best vegan Christmas ever. Don’t forget to sign up for email updates and follow me on InstagramTwitterFacebookPinterest and Tumblr! You can also follow my blog through Bloglovin‘.

Love and cookies,

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9 Irresistible Vegan Christmas Desserts Even Omnivores Will Love!

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This year I will enjoy my fourth Christmas as a vegan. The one problem? My family don’t eat a plant-based diet. But that’s not even a problem really because they always make an effort to accommodate my needs — that, and I pretty much commandeer the kitchen over the holidays. Me, a control freak? Not at all, not at all…

I seriously love this season. For me it truly is the most wonderful time of the year and I loudly, ostentatiously, obnoxiously celebrate it. (True story: I started wearing my Christmas jumper on 1 November this year. I’m that freak.)

But I get that this is stressful for a lot of vegans and vegetarians. Times have changed and it is easier than ever to thrive on a plant-based diet, but we’re not out of the woods yet (are we out of the woods yet, are we out of the woods yet…). That’s why I wrote my ebook The Vegan Cookie Fairy’s Christmas Recipes and it’s why I’m sharing the 9 most irresistible vegan Christmas desserts on the Internet, so you can convince your omnivore relatives through the sheer power of sugar and fatty goodness. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Pretzel Stick Snowmean – Anti-candida, Yeast-free and Paleo by Fork & Beans

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I adore Cara from Fork & Beans, and her wonderful, colourful sense of humour. She makes the cutest-looking treats around, and most of them are vegan and gluten-free. She recently had some bad health news and now makes a lot of candida-friendly treats. Like these Pretzel Sticks Snowmen! Nothing stops this woman and I love that about her. All I want for Christmas is to be as badass as Cara.

Gingerbread Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Choc Shot Drizzle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Choc Shot

I am getting absolute RAVE reviews for these Gingerbread Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. They are massive and moreish, and you just can’t stop at one. So simple to make, and they require hardly any time at all, which makes them perfect for potlucks, parties, sharing, afternoon tea, and more…

Healthy Nutella Hot Chocolate from Desserts with Benefits

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There is nothing I’d rather do this Christmas than just sit in front of the telly in my onesie and have an IV drip streaming hot chocolate directly into my blood stream. You will not believe this, but each serving of this drink has only 110 calories!!! And it’s completely vegan. I think I’ll have two servings, please…

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Minimalist Baker

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I have NEVER made cinnamon rolls before, but I think that’s about to change with this recipe from Minimalistic Baker. As their name suggests, all their recipes are minimalist, but not when it comes to flavour. I’ve made so many of their recipes in the past and they have never failed me yet. Go try this today!

Vegan One-Pot Pecan Sticky Toffee Pudding

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There is only one answer to subzero temperatures, hail storms and ferocious winds: this One-Pot Vegan Sticky Pudding. Ooey gooey good stuff that sticks to your ribs and makes your tummy sing Christmas carols. Er, ok maybe not that last bit, but it really is the stuff dreams are made of.

Amaretto Snowballs (vegan + gluten-free) by Pure Ella

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I simple adore all of Ella’s recipes. They are healthy but so delicious, often gluten-free and paleo, based on wholefoods, natural ingredients. This is an oldie but goody, and guaranteed to delight all your guests this Christmas.

Vanilla Bean Almond Butter Fudge by Dreena Burton

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A delish recipe by Plant Powered Kitchen and gorgeous photograph shot by Emma from Coconut & Berries! I live in the land of fudge but sadly I can never eat any of it! Thank goodness for this Vanilla Bean Almond Butter Fudge from Dreena Burton 🙂

Chai Tiramisini

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These Tiramisini served in cocktail glasses make me feel like a domestic goddess. If all else goes wrong, at least I’ve got my vegan Tiramisini… If you don’t want them so posh, just serve them in vintage teacups, and Bob’s your uncle.

Cranberry & Pumpkin Breakfast Loaf

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I call this one a breakfast loaf, but if you up the sugar a little bit, it’s perfect for dessert. Serve with warm custard or your favourite brand of vegan vanilla ice cream for the perfect Christmas treat in front of the telly!

And there you have it, my favourite, most delicious, irresistible vegan desserts for this Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Let me know in the comments what you’ll be cooking/baking/eating/drinking this Christmas, I’m curious to know your individual traditions 🙂

Psst — there are only 13 days till Christmas! Get my ebook THE VEGAN COOKIE FAIRY’S CHRISTMAS RECIPES on Amazon to have the best vegan Christmas ever. Don’t forget to sign up for email updates and follow me on InstagramTwitterFacebookPinterest and Tumblr! You can also follow my blog through Bloglovin‘.

Love and cookies,

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My new e-books! Vegan Chocolate & Christmas recipes

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I couldn’t be prouder of these two little e-books. Chocolate is my favourite food group (it’s a food group, don’t argue with me) and Christmas is my favourite time of year. Both conjure up dreams of comfort, twinkling fairy lights, and lots and lots of mouth-watering, maddeningly tasty desserts. I couldn’t keep all of these insanely good recipes to myself, so of course I had to share them with you 🙂

Oh and if you haven’t seen them yet, here are some reviews of my books by Coconut & Berries, Green Spirit Adventures, Forks & Beans and Fragrant Vanilla Cake.adore these ladies’ blogs and couldn’t be more humbled and excited that they liked my ebooks.

My ebooks contain some recipes, but not all that I took, so allow me to share the rest with you:

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How about some Raw Matcha Truffles or Speculaas Chocolate Truffles to go with your afternoon tea? Or maybe you prefer a kick to your chocolate – in which case you’d love the Mayan Hot Chocolate and the Orange & Hazelnut Chocolate Pots.

I’m a traditionalist, personally, so my loyalty lies with my Mœlleux au Chocolat, the original French lava cake, all oozing goodness; it’s practically obscene to even talk of it.

But I’ve got you sorted with the party good, too: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Pie, or maybe the most dangerous of all: Death By Chocolate & Oreos. Lord help us all!

Some of you will tut at me for talking about Christmas already. I make no apologies for the fact that I start thinking about Christmas in July – no kidding. What? It is the most magical time of year, after all! And vegans especially have a bad time at Christmas – too often we end up snacking on crisps and breadsticks with dip at family gatherings. NO MORE. Say hello to cakes, puddings, luscious salads and mouthwatering pièce-de-résistance that will make your relatives look at their cuts of meat and think ‘What the hell am I eating this for when s/he’s feasting on THAT over there?!’

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My Festive Roasted Winter Veg always make an impression. Move over, roast turkey – here’s my fabulous Pistachio & Hazelnut Roast with Cranberry Sauce, and the perfect Fragrant Roast Potatoes to go with it, plus the most Christmassy salad you have ever laid eyes on. Oh and this Chocolate & Orange Yule Log that’s on the front cover of my ebook? We gobbled it up in 2 days last Christmas, leaving none for my poor brother-in-law. Oopsie.

For all my British readers, I’ve planned a few recipes especially for Boxing Day, the day after Christmas: Pomegranate Syrup Pancakes for a leisurely breakfast in bed and an Uber-Cheesy Cauliflower Bake for the ultimate comfort food supper in front of the telly.

My ebooks are available now on Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com for only £1.53/$2.49! If you haven’t got a Kindle, download the free Kindle app onto your mobile phone or tablet and enjoy my recipes today!

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