Valentine’s Day Vittles

Written by Jaya Bhumitra

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brownieYou don’t need a sweetheart to make something special for St. Valentine’s Day. In fact, after you get a taste of these vegan goodies, you might be tempted to keep them all to yourself. But, if you’re willing to share, there’s nothing that says love quite like chocolate!

For the cuddly couple staying in…

Whoever said that chocolate had to be served in a heart-shaped box? Baking together can be romantic—and no one can resist an admirer with a gooey batch of Chewy Fudge Bownies straight from the oven.

puddingFor the allergen sensitive lover…

Consider whipping up a batch of Creamy Chocolate Pudding. Use your favorite type of non-dairy milk and serve it in a pie crust, with berries, or even on its own. Who needs fondue when there is pudding?

For the flirtatious foodies…

Impress your darling with homemade truffles. Traditionally tossed in a bowl of cocoa to look like dirt, these chocolates get their name from their resemblance to those expensive little fungi—Modern American truffles are dipped in chocolate for a soft, glossy shell. This recipe offers a whole new twist on these fancy favorites, utilizing cookies and vegan cream cheese for an effortless, but decadent bite.

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(35 truffles, recipe from VegWeb.com)

  • 9 oz box chocolate cream sandwich cookies, crushed (we like Trader
    Joe’s “Joe Joes”)
  • 8 oz tub vegan cream cheese
  • 6 oz vegan semi-sweet chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Combine crushed cookies and cream cheese in a bowl. Mix until it is a blended chocolaty paste.
  2. Take a rounded teaspoon of cookie paste and drop it in the bowl of melted chocolate, coating.
  3. Remove the truffle from the chocolate and place it on nonstick tray.
  4. Repeat until you are done with all of the cookie mix and place your tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve cold.

For more sweet selections, visit TryVeg.com. After all, there is nothing sexier than compassion.