How To Make Your Own Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Kit-Kats
Got a birthday party to attend? Brainstorming the perfect 'thank you' present for the friend or family member who recently helped you out with something big? How about just wanting to say "CONGRATULATIONS!" to a co-worker? Making a homemade box of chocolates has always been one of my favorite ways to ensure you've given a unique and personalized present - and, because vegans love chocolates just as much as the next person, my Vegan Chocolates & Treats collection is coming into existence to help you all create delicious cruelty-free desserts and indulgences suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and people who are working to lower their cholesterol!
Vegan Kit-Kats are easier to make than you'd think. In essence, you pretty much just need meltable semi-sweet chocolate and a package of vanilla wafers. But in this recipe, I want to kick that all up a notch. My sister, for example, loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. (However, you can sub the peanut butter filling we put in this recipe with whatever dessert sauce you want!)
This recipe will make around two dozen Kit-Kats, but it all depends on how you cut them. You can keep them Kit-Kat sized or make them a little bigger. It's up to you!
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Kit-Kats
1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth, but crunchy should work just as well if you want to add a little texture.)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package of vanilla wafer cookies (Make sure you're buying vegan ones by checking the ingredients on the back of the package. There is usually a vegan variety of vanilla wafer cookies in the Kosher section of the supermarket.)
1 12-ounce package of chocolate chips (Most semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips are vegan.)
1 teaspoon vegan margarine
1. Combine peanut butter, sugar, and salt. Press a heaping teaspoonful on top of each wafer.
2. Place the chocolate chips and margarine in a microwavable bowl. Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each until chocolate is melted through.
3. Working with two forms, dip each peanut butter topped wafer into melted chocolate and turn to coat. Place on wax paper until chocolate is set.