A better way to say it is THIS IS GODDAMN HORRIBLE.
I was never a fan of chocolate in my pre-vegan days, especially milk chocolate. It just tasted nasty to me. Back in the day, rather then the milky brown stuff, I went nuts for the white. White chocolate bunnies for Easter, white chocolate covered raisins, white chocolate covered EVERYTHING. It was so delicious and creamy and perfect in every way.
Even after I became vegan, my mother still insisted on buying me white chocolate bunnies for Easter. She would say “Oh, it’s just a little milk!” or “It’s no biggie. Eat it anyway, I won’t tell!”
I had all but given up all hope and reason of ever having white chocolate until a friend mentioned there was a vegan one on Vegan Essentials . WHAT THE HELL! WHY WAS THIS NOT INSTANTLY IN MY BELLY?! Oh, that’s right….SHIPPING. Shipping would have been too expensive and not really worth it for one single item, no matter how many I ordered. What was a white chocolate whore to do?!
So once they arrived and I went ape shit insane over them, it got me thinking….. There HAS to be a way to make it myself.
Enter BitterSweet’s recipe!!
Hannah posted her creation four years ago and I’m shocked that I never saw it before!!!
First, I needed to acquire raw cocoa.
I heard this stuff was expensive, but jeeeez! Then again, this is probably enough to make a dozen batches.
It sure is purdy. Anyone know what raw foodists do with this stuff? I tasted it and it reminded me of eating Earth Balance. BARF!
I even busted out my fancy vanilla bean to give it some added color!
More or less, you melt the cocoa in the microwave, add some vanilla and powdered sugar and whisk.
Once all is well combined, pour it into a chocolate mold and let set . See?! ALL DONE!!
After a few hours of setting and a quick trip in the freezer just to make it super hard…
WHITE CHOCOLATE, I FUCKING LOVE YOUUUU!!
Next time I make this (this evening I think) I will omit the vanilla bean. It made for a gritty, almost chalky crunch. I’ll just stick to the powdered vanilla. Despite that small complaint, it was perfect!! Smooth and creamy, just the right amount of sweetness…. Oh man. I’m never pining over the chips again!