I was super sad to learn earlier this week that longtime vegan marshmallow maker Sweet & Sara is closing up shop. I placed an emergency “last order” of my favorite Peanut Butter Smore. They’re still filling orders for the next few weeks so get on it! And, please enjoy this #FridayFive of five vegan chocolate treats I’ve been into lately.
1. Sweet & Sara Peanut Butter Smore
I mean. I literally just said it. Why would it not be on the list? A big, fat homemade vegan marshmallow smooshed between honey-free graham crackers, a slathering of peanut butter and dunked in chocolate. I always say I’m going to eat half and then eat the whole thing. Order it.
2. Espresso Chocolate-Covered Cocomels
I was already obsessed with Cocomels’ soft coconut milk caramels, then they went and dunked them in chocolate. Then-then they went and added espresso beans to the mix. Find them.
3. Caramel & Sea Salt Coconut Butter Cups
My L.A. friends laugh at my love of Erewhon grocery store, but I am telling you that for this Midwestern vegan, it was a wonderland. I went last fall to pitch I Heart Keenwah and ended up spending like $500 on raw vegan tacos, kombucha (which I don’t even like) and these coconut butter cups from EatingEvolved. Find them.
4. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Chocolate Quinoa Puffs
I mean, obviously I’m going to include I Heart Keenwah in this list. But legit, they’re like vegan malt balls made with Fair Trade organic dark chocolate. But instead of whatever the hell malt balls are made of, they’re made from quinoa so you get 3-4g of protein per serving. Order them.
5. Lemon Cheesecake Caramel Chocolate
Loving Earth sent me some of their chocolate bars earlier this summer and this flavor blew my mind. Made with raw cashews and lemon essential oil, it really does remind me of cheesecake, but with the added bonus of really good chocolate. Order it.