Those who are following a vegetarian diet will want to ensure that they are following these guidelines with their desserts, just as much as their main food. Surprisingly, many desserts are going to have ingredients in them that can go against the vegetarian diet.
I have made quite a few desserts that are all vegetarian friendly, and better yet, many of these are so easy that they can be done in a few minutes and served to an amazing reception.
Peanut Butter and Jam Nanaimo Bars
These bars are going to have a bottom, middle and top layer that you are going to want to keep straight so these come out delicious. Ingredients for the bottom layer include:
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 flax egg
- 1 1/4 cup of peanut butter graham crackers
- 1/4 cup of almonds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- The middle layer ingredients are:
- 1/4 cup non-dairy butter
- 1/3 cup of strawberry jam
- 1/4 tsp of kosher salt
- 2/3 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 cup of peanut butter, smooth
- The top layer ingredients include:
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 4 ounces of dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips, whichever you prefer
- Shredded coconut to garnish the top
To make this no bake dessert, you will want to take an 8 inch pan and grease this. Then start with the bottom layer. Mix the egg and set aside. Then in a pan, whisk together the butter, cocoa, and sugar. Make this into a sort of syrup, then add the egg into this and stir well. Remove from the heat and then add in the coconut, almonds, and graham crackers. You will want to mix this and then press this into your pan.
Next, mix together the ingredients for the middle layer, minus the jam until this is very smooth. Then spread this with a spoon onto the bottom layer. Once this is layered, then put the strawberry jam onto the top of this mixture. Place the entire pan in the freezer so the mixture with set.
For the top layer, mix the chocolate chips in the microwave until these are melted and smooth. Remove the pan from the freezer, then put this onto the mixture. You can add the coconut at this time as well. Then freeze this for about an hour.
Afterwards, this can be stored in the refrigerator to keep the dessert stiff.
Double Chocolate Torte
This dessert is impressive and very tasty, for those who love chocolate. The crust will have these ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 2 cups of pecans
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
You will want to oil a spring foam pan so that the crust does not stick, then crumble the pecans in a food processor to a medium mixture. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse these together. Add this mixture to the spring foam pan, and be sure to press this into the pan firmly. Put this pan into the freezer while you are working on the mousse.
The mousse of the torte is going to have these ingredients:
- 1/3 cup of almond milk
- 2/3 cup of maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
- 2 cups of avocado flesh
- 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the melted chocolate chips and mix these until they are smooth. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, then mix this in with the ingredients in the food processor.
Afterward, place the mixture on top of the crust that you have removed from the freezer, and smooth this out as much as possible. Place the entire pan back into the freezer for at least two hours to set. Afterwards, you will want to keep this in the freezer in a sealed container.