This recipe could inspire you to melt chocolate on just about anything you have in the cupboards!
Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, I was so very happy to be able to spend some time with my friend Wendy – a fabulous cook who makes incredible vegan dishes (remember the vegan sweet and sour meatballs? YUM!) She lives on the East Coast, so I only get to see her when she’s out visiting her boyfriend (the protea gardener) and, we all find ourselves down at the Ranch.
I have many recipes and ideas from this past weekend, but this one, well, it was the one I was obsessed with! I couldn’t stop thinking about making it on our 5 hour drive home. It’s super easy, super tasty and (this part I love) can be altered in about a million ways depending on what you have available (that goes with chocolate).
Here’s how Wendy made her bars:
- 1 bag vegan chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips) melted
- 6 graham crackers
- 1 1/2 cups toasted almonds
1. Line a baking dish with parchment paper – or coat with vegan butter.
2. Place graham crackers along the bottom of the pan.
3. Top with toasted almonds.
4. Pour melted chocolate over the top, set in refrigerator to cool.
5. When set, break into pieces and serve.
It is and trust me it’s DELISH too – I should know as I think I ate more pieces than anyone else over the weekend!
I wanted to make my bars exactly the same as these and had already added the ingredients to this week’s shopping list. Then, looking through the cupboards, I saw I already had vegan chocolate chips, graham crackers and toasted walnuts.
I figured that was a sign and, the bars were meant to be made immediately!
As I was making them, I dreamed about these additional ingredients that could be used:
- Soy Energy Blend (from Costco containing toasted soy nuts, almonds, pumpkin kernels and cranberries)
- vegan marshmallows
- chow mein noodles (yes, you read that correctly)
The options are endless and since this dessert is so easy, I think I will be making it quite often!
Let me know if you try it with other alternatives – I love talking chocolate!
Thank you again Wendy for the wonderful recipe – I miss your company (and delicious cooking) already!