I am going to be making vegan white chocolate from scratch this coming week, so that I can make my holiday "crack corn". Crack corn is a gift from the gods (and my twin-in-laws). It combines fresh popcorn, white chocolate, peanut butter, peanuts and rice chex cereal to create the best seasonal popcorn treat ever. The only non-vegan ingredient is the white chocolate, which always has milk in it. I'm looking forward to posting a success story, when all my white chocolate ingredients arrive (raw cocoa butter, a candy bar mold and soy milk powder...everything else I have on hand).
My friend Libby holding some crack corn from my holiday party last year
I make gingerbread cookies every year. I use the same recipe every time. I just have to experiment with the best egg replacer. I only need to replace 1 egg, use non-dairy milk in place of regular milk and use Earth Balance instead of butter. I don't even think anyone will know they are vegan. These cookies are good that around this time of year friends start asking if I going to be making them again this year. Ha.
Only photo I have of my gingerbread fatties from last year
Candy cane/peppermint ice cream
I don't know many people who like peppermint ice cream, but I love it! It's rich, creamy and has chunks of candy cane in every bite. I would usually buy store-bought peppermint ice cream, but I just bought a Cuisinart ice cream machine on Amazon. I can't wait for it to get here. Not only am I going to make peppermint ice cream, I am going to try a salted caramel recipe and a tangelo sorbet (I had my first tangelo of the season today).
Buckeyes are a holiday favorite. They are basically a peanut butter ball confection dipped in chocolate. The only modification I need is to the butter, which I'll replace with Earth Balance. I'll probably work with this recipe and modify it.
Buckeyes photo from All Recipes.com