At the suggestion of one of my awesome readers/blog favs,

I thought I would run with the idea and accept the challenge

to create a gluten free AND vegan…

Three Musketeers Bar.

Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars - Fork & Beans

I knew that the real trick was figuring out what I could use for the center.

I needed something that not only remained intact

but also gave a soft, fluffy, chewy texture.

So…

Wanna know my secret ingredient for the filling?

These tasty morsels, mixed with a dash of chocolate chips,

gave just the right amount of taste and texture that I was looking for.

Crazy enough, I knew that I had something

that was similar to the real version.

(I am currently eating one all in the name of research

in order to stand firmly on my claims).

Yup, I was right.

Tastes like a Three Musketeers.

Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars - Fork & BeansSo without further ado, let’s melt our gluten free AND vegan Dandies

*(which tastes just like the real thing)*

and get our vegan chocolate on!

Shall we make candy bars?…

Let’s!

Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars - Fork & Beans

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Put the ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and heat it up for 45 seconds-1 minute in 20 second increments. Stir at each stop.
  2. Immediately plop the center onto a piece of wax paper (go quickly because it gets sticky fast!)
  3. Freeze for 5 minutes only.
  4. Temper your chocolate. Coat your candy bar mold with it, making sure it is completely covered.
  5. Cut out small rectangles that fit into your candy mold. Cover with remaining chocolate. Freeze 10 min.
  6. Or if you don’t have a mold,  dip center into chocolate, coating it completely, then all to set on wax paper.

Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars - Fork & Beans

My candy jar is getting fuller by the moment…

I am going to need someone to come over and eat these suckers with me.

There is only so much chocolate one girl can handle.

Any takers?