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Vegan Chocolate Blaze with Candied Orange Chips
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Vegan Chocolate Blaze with Candied Orange Chips

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 Hour

Being a Grandmother I try to find desserts for the Grandchildren that are healthy and fun to eat. When we were in America, my family and I normally visited a Chinese Restaurant not far from our home. After researching the food that was served in Chinese Restaurants I would decline to go out to dinner. I was determined to find a healthier way to enjoy Chinese cuisine without MSG and other ingredients that were bad for your health.

One dessert at the restaurant that the grandchildren adored was the candied orange chips rolled in sugar and dipped in chocolate. When I would watch the grandchildren fill their plates with these sweet delicious treats I use to cringe. I knew the grandchildren were eating too much processed sugar.

I had started to notice my granddaughter getting sick after eating too much ice cream, milk products, and especially chocolate. My daughter took her to the Doctor for allergy tests and it turned out she was lactose intolerant. This was the perfect chance for me to introduce desserts to my family that were lactose free. I have taken the Chinese recipe and created a lactose free vegan dessert. I hope you will enjoy this special treat for your family.

Vegan Chocolate Blaze

Ingredients

1 Cup Canned Coconut Milk

10 Ounces Sun Spire or Enjoy Life Vegan Chocolate Chips

2 Tablespoons Cold Vegan Margarine

¼ Cup Orange Flavored Liqueur

* Vegan Candied Orange Chips (recipe follows)

Prepare

  1. Combine canned coconut milk and vegan chocolate chips in 10-inch skillet over low heat. Stir frequently until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat
  2. Add butter, stirring until well blended. Return to heat and pour the liqueur into chocolate. Carefully ignite with a long-handled lighter and stir to incorporate. Cook until the flames go out. Remove from heat.
  3. Serve with Vegan Candid Orange Chips, or as a topping for vegan ice cream

Makes 16 servings

Vegan Candied Orange Chips

Ingredients

3 Large Oranges

9 Cups Water

1 Teaspoon Salt

3 Cups Raw Organic Sugar

Prepare

  1. Using a potato peeler, peel off the orange peel into ½-inch wide rectangles (the length of the orange itself). Scrape the insides of peel with a paring knife to remove remaining white pith, if necessary.
  2. Bring 3 cups of water to a full boil in a medium saucepan. Add peel and boil 5 minutes. Drain in the same pan, combine another 3-cups water and salt.
  3. Return to boil. Add peel, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Drain. In same saucepan combine 2 cups vegan raw organic sugar and 3 cups water.
  4. Bring to boil. Add peel. Reduce heat and simmer 30-minutes or until peel is translucent. Let cool completely in syrup, about 1 ½ hours.
  5. Drain peel well. Set a cooling rack on top of a foil-lined sheet pan. In a shallow bowl, place remaining 1 cup of sugar. Coat each peel in sugar and lay on the rack. Let dry overnight. Store in an airtight container of room temperature for up to 1 week,

Makes 36 to 40 chips

I have made this using grapefruit peel, lemon peel, and lime peel. The dessert is tasty and will satisfy any sweet tooth. The topping is wonderful for different vegan cakes and ice creams.

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  1. No Name
    The chocolate topping looks outstanding. I have never tried to make chocolate topping before using coconut milk. I have to try this soon. Amazing idea for a dessert and looks delicious.
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Coconut milk is a very good vegan replacement for heavy cream. I find this an excellent choice when I make this chocolate topping. I do hope you will try this one soon.
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  2. Ericka McGee
    I am new to the site and have come here looking for alternatives for my daughter who is allergic to dairy products. This is perfect for her because she loves chocolate and I have read that vegan chocolate is wonderful for children and adults who are allergic to milk. I will copy your recipe and try this for her. I have been given a list from our doctor for my daughter. Coconut milk is on the list of acceptable milks she can drink.
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Hello Ericka dear I am so happy to meet you. I hope that you will find all you are looking for here to help your daughter. My daughter had a lot of allergies when she was small and I had to do a lot of special desserts for her.
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  3. Elaine Jackson
    I love this dessert at Chinese Restaurants but now I want to make it at home. I no longer eat at Chinese restaurants and would love to try this for myself.
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Yes Me Elaine I think anyone who goes to a Chinese restaurant will select this for desert. Hope you will try this one. I feel it is a little more healthy for you.
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  4. Marcus Douglas
    This looks outstanding. I especially like the coconut milk mixed with vegan chocolate chips this is a very interesting combination.
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Thank you so much Marcus dear
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  5. LibbyTreats
    LibbyTreats
    I am going to have to make these soon! I am lucky that I have a kosher grocery store near me that sells the Enjoy Life chocolate chips much cheaper than the Co-op next to my house. You got my vote!
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Thank you Ms Libby. I hope you will try this. They are very easy to make and I love the chocolate topping. I do not only use the chocolate topping when I serve candid orange chips. I also serve the topping on different vegan cakes instead of frosting and on vegan ice cream. The Grandchildren love the topping and never complain when I serve it on top of vegan ice cream. Thank you so much for your vote. I love your blog and cannot wait to read more of your delicious recipes. This weekend we will return back home from the hotel we are in. I have on my shopping list all the ingredients to make your fudge. I cannot wait to try this it looks delicious.
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      1. LibbyTreats
        LibbyTreats
        Thanks Julie! :)
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  6. LibbyTreats
    LibbyTreats
    This looks delicious! I am going to have to make this real soon. I am lucky that i have a kosher market near my house that sells Enjoy Life chocolate chips at a much cheaper price than my Co-op a block from me. You got my vote!
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Thank you so much Ms Libby. I think this program has some problems. It seems I answered and then my comment is gone. So I make a second one. Now I come back later and I have two comments instead of one. This is funny. I have tried to ask what is the problem and they are trying to help me. I thought it was just my account. But now I see your comment has been posted here twice like so many of mine.
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      1. LibbyTreats
        LibbyTreats
        I think I commented and it did not post, so I reposted, and the second appeared right away. My first post must have magically appeared later!
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  7. Christine Mulligan
    This looks very good voted
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Thank you so much Christine dear
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  8. Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
    Very nice Mexican bake this looks outstanding and very delicious
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    1. Julie Sinclair
      Julie Sinclair
      Thank you so much Mrs Smith
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  9. Rebecca Lopez
    This is simply amazing. I use to eat this for dessert at a Chinese restaurant by my home. I no longer go there and I have missed this tasty chocolate treat + voted.
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  10. George O Hara
    Amazing and sounds so good your chocolate topping. I think I just want to make the topping for vegan ice cream. I am not mush on sugar fruits but this one does look outstanding.
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