Think of the delight and surprise of your friends and family this Christmas when they open up this tiny package, only to find a non-dairy version of their favorite holiday chocolate candy treat. Hershey Kisses are my favorite chocolates because they are the perfect size when you have that sweet tooth nagging at you to devour something tasty. “Just enough” as I like to think of it…
The holidays are quickly approaching which means we can find ourselves feeling bummed about that fact that there are less things those of us who are sensitive or allergic to certain foods can enjoy when that dessert plate is passed around. The good news, however, is that we are not limited–we just have to spend an extra minute in the kitchen to create the same foods we know we can love. I hope that I have proven to all of you up to this point that there really is no food that cannot be remade into a friendly version into what you can enjoy. But just in case I haven’t done my job, allow me to convince you with these Vegan Hershey Kisses.
Okay, let’s get baking. And by baking, I mean using a microwave. That is, unless you don’t own a microwave or are against using one. If so, no worries. Just use a double broiler or a small saucepan (if you are using the saucepan, be sure to keep an eye on the white chocolate, ensuring that it does not burn). Having said that, the instructions from this point on will be for the microwave. It’s only for 35 seconds per each Kiss. I think we will survive…
To make 1 vegan Hershey “Kiss” (adjust the recipe amount to accommodate however many you intend on making)
- 1 Tbsp. non-dairy white chocolate chips
- 1/2 Tbsp. crushed candy canes
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil (optional)
Take 1 Tbsp. of non-dairy white chocolate chips and about 1/2 tsp. coconut oil. I like to put coconut oil into these because it makes it a little smoother in flavor and it melts just that much better. If you don’t like that oil or insert reason why you won’t eat it, no worries again. Don’t put it in.
Melt the vegan white chocolate chips in the microwave for a good, hearty 35 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
Add 1/2 Tbsp. of crushed candy canes (be sure to get them gluten-free and/or vegan if that is your jam) and stir until combined. Place into a very mini-sized funnel. Hi friends, check out THESE LINKS: Here is the mini funnel I was telling you about or look for something like this as a chocolate mold (click on the underlined sentences for the links).
Place the Tbsp. of melted chocolate with crushed candy canes into the mini funnels (or molds). There is no need to grease these. The non-dairy white chocolate will freeze quickly and the material of the funnel will easy glide the chocolate out; it’s super easy! But because the funnels are tiny and are oddly shaped, I put mine into the mouth of a small milk bottle to prop it up.
Freeze for 10-15 minutes, until the non-dairy chocolate is fully set and is easy to pop out of the mold. Now the reeeeaaaaalllly fun part: wrapping the Kisses in foil:
Follow the pictures to guide you through how to wrap the Vegan Candy Cane Kisses in their foil as I sit back over here and pop another Vegan Hershey “Kiss” into my mouth. I can feel Christmas is already on it’s way with each piece…