I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but as it’s the season for such things I thought I’d turn my hand to sweeties, not least because I really don’t have a penchant for dark chocolate brazils…which come my way with unerring predictability ….because I’m vegan, and therefore probably an alien who likes chocolate brazils. (No offence intended if they’re your favourites.) Nevertheless, ’tis the season for sharing, and it’s nice to have a little plate of sweet nothings for when those visitors turn up! Particularly if they say: ‘Is this really vegan?’ 🙂
First I did fudge, which is the least faff, but requires a sugar thermometer.
In my household, it’s the dry crumbly fudge that’s a major hit, but the recipe below can be adapted to make a smoother softer fudge if preferred….in fact I might try a smooth soft chocolate version before too long.
Second, I did a chocolate bonbon …. a zesty sharp lime syrup, embedded in white marzipan and coated in dark melted chocolate before scattering with cocoa powder and ground almonds. Faff alert!
Finally I threw a handful of raisins and roughly ground almonds in to the remaining melted chocolate and sprinkled with desiccated coconut for a coconut-coated fruit and nut cluster.
Scary as my chocolate decoration skills are….at least you can tell I went to art school more years ago than I care to mention! And they’ll taste the same…anyway….
CLASSIC CARAMEL FUDGE VEGAN STYLE