Thursday, November 29, 2012
Holiday Gift Idea - Allergen-Free Chocolate Chewy Candy
Allergen-Free Chocolate Chewy Candy (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Earth Balance Natural Shortening, melted
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 cup powdered rice milk
Combine the cocoa, powdered sugar, and half of the powdered rice milk. Mix together well and set it aside. This will be a very powdery mix.
In a large mixing bowl, blend together the honey, shortening and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and blend on low until completely combined.
Coat a smooth prep surface with a small amount of the remaining rice milk. Move the dough from the bowl to the prep surface.
Work the remaining powdered milk into the candy ball with your hands, a little bit at a time. When you can no longer manipulate the ball with your hands (or you use up the remaining powdered rice milk) you are done kneading. Place the dough ball on a sheet of wax paper and flatten it with your hands until it is a disk.
Use a sharp non-stick knife to cut the dough into tootsie-roll-sized pieces.
Cut squares of wax paper and wrap the candies individually. This recipe makes about 24 pieces.
I was really thrilled with the result. This is a dead ringer for “the real thing.” Bring this as a hostess gift, fill a stocking, or give it to your favorite gluten-free and allergen-free guest!