Did you know that all Hershey's Kisses (including their Special Dark Chocolate Kisses) are made with milkfat? That's not-so-perfect for those on a vegan diet who want to dig into a bag of this classic candy on Valentine's Day. But fear not! Cara Reed, the incredible vegan blogger behind Fork & Beans, has cracked the code and created a vegan kisses recipe suitable for Valentines of any and all diet restrictions. (Note: There IS nuts, however. But feel free to omit them from the recipe or replace them with something equally delicious.) ---------------------------------------- Vegan Almond 'Smooches' 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips (I use Ghiradelli chocolate chips.) 12 almonds mini funnels *see note silver foil candy wrappers (or any other color/pattern of choice) "Happy Valentine’s Day" printed strips 1. Melt the chocolate chips in a double broiler or in a large metal bowl over top a saucepan filled with water to touch the bottom of the bowl. Alternatively, place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 30 second increments. Stirring at each stop. This should take about 90 seconds total. 2. Fill the funnel half way with melted chocolate, making sure the chocolate fills a little into the narrowest part. Place almond in middle, making sure that the chocolate is covering it entirely. 3. Standing upright, freeze for 10 minutes. Remove smooches from funnel by gently squeezing the chocolate mold out. This should easily slip out. If not, freeze for another minute. 4. After you cut out Happy Valentine’s Day paper strips (I printed mine out from the computer at size 8 Typewriter font), fold 1/4 inch of the paper under the smooch, making it stand upright. Proceed to wrap with silver candy foil (you will need to cut the wrap to fit each individual kiss).