Rocky Road Squares

Right now I am staring at my christmas tree in its luminous glory, and I can’t help but feel unsettled.

Now I don’t know if you celebrate Christmas or not, but out of all the holidays, it’s always been at the top of my list. I hate to be a grinch, but is it just me–or does Christmas feel a little strange this year?

This will be my second Christmas as a vegan and over the course of about 2 years now, I have seen Christmas in a different light.

I was so blessed to grow up with a traditional christmas like the ones you’d see on TV. Tons of presents, a beautifully decorated house, tacky sweaters, perfectly shaped gingerbread men…the whole nine yards. But, something this year just clicked with me.

Why does there have to be a single day out of 365 where we practice gratitude, love and charity? Shouldn’t these things be something we incorporate into our daily lives?

I can still wholeheartedly say that I love looking at the city all lit up, going skating in the frigid cold Vancouver weather and listening to Mariah Carey’s christmas albums, but I truly think this will be my last Christmas.

I didn’t ask for anything this year besides a jolly good day with my friends and family, and I think that’s the greatest gift of all.

However, that doesn’t mean that I will stop posting holiday recipes! No, no, no. The food lives on. I have a quick, ridiculously easy recipe that I used to make with my mom during this time of year…except of course, vegan-ified!

Regardless of whether you choose to celebrate Christmas or not, theres always room for some good ol’ holiday munching!

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Rocky Road Squares

Makes approx. 36 squares

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of vegan marshmallows (250 grams)
  • Optional: shredded coconut

Method:

Melt vegan butter with peanut butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the chocolate chips until melted. Allow to cool. Add marshmallows and stir until all are coated. Pack into a 9×9 inch pan that has been lined with wax paper and refrigerate or if you want them sooner (which you will, trust me) put them in the freezer.

Happy Holidays,

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