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#1 Old 11-20-2005, 08:26 AM
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I need to bring a dessert to a party tonight and all of my ideas keep falling through. The dessert needs to be vegan, gluten free, and made with the ingredients that I have in the house (stores are closed on Sundays here, so I might be able to pick up some things, but not much).



Here is what I have to work with:



- Sugar (white and brown)

- Corn Syrup

- Maple Sugar

- Margarine

- Chocolate chips

- Coconut

- Cocoa

- Raisins

- about 1/2 of natural peanut butter (not a lot)

- 1 1/4 icing sugar

- Dates

- Crispy Rice cereal

- Rice cakes (plain)

- 100 grams of chopped walnuts

- Rice flour, baking soda, baking powder, soy milk



I think that those are most of the dessert-like ingredients that I have on hand. Any ideas?
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If you can pick up apples by any chance somewhere, why not make stewed apples with cinnamon and raisins? Its almost like apple pie but no crust. Heat it up at the party.



I've done it in a crockpot but you can do it on the stove top as well.
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Cinnamon Stewed Apples



6 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apple (about 2 lbs.)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup apple juice

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. salt



1. Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Let stand five minutes.



Maple Stewed Apples:

5 large granny smith apples (or other firm tart apple)

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

5 teaspoons butter or margarine

1 cup water

1/3 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg



Peel apple or if preferred leave peel on.

Cut apples into quarters and remove the core.

Slice the quarters into 1/8 inch thick slices the long way, then cut each slice into inch wide slices.

Combine apple, syrup, cinnamon and water in small saucepan.

Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until apple is tender.

If mixture gets too dry before apple get tender all a bit more water.

Serve warm.

(If desired add 2 tbs raisins per apple to the mixture when you begin cooking and increase the water to ¼ cup)
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#4 Old 11-20-2005, 08:44 AM
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I can't get apples today, but I will definitely make that recipe another time. Thanks!
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If you have any tofu laying around you could do a tofu chocolate mousse. Chocolate rice crispy treats could be good, you could put some coconut and raisins in them as well. You can make candied walnuts by putting 1 part maple syrup and 4 parts walnuts (or any nuts) in a pan and heating over med heat until the syurp evaporates and leaves a layer of maple sugar over the nuts. Adding cinnamon, etc. is good too.
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What are things you might be able to pick up?
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I would only be able to get things from the corner store, so maybe a couple of pantry staples, maybe some nuts (they might have some snack packs)...not much...
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How about maple crusted nuts?
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If you have any tofu laying around you could do a tofu chocolate mousse. Chocolate rice crispy treats could be good, you could put some coconut and raisins in them as well. You can make candied walnuts by putting 1 part maple syrup and 4 parts walnuts (or any nuts) in a pan and heating over med heat until the syurp evaporates and leaves a layer of maple sugar over the nuts. Adding cinnamon, etc. is good too.



I don't have any tofu. I do have a chocolate pudding mix.



Do you have a recipe for the chocolate rice crispy treats?



I only have a small pack of little walnut pieces, so I don't think that the candied nuts would work. They sound tasty though.
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I don't have any tofu. I do have a chocolate pudding mix.



Do you have a recipe for the chocolate rice crispy treats?



I only have a small pack of little walnut pieces, so I don't think that the candied nuts would work. They sound tasty though.



Oh..I thought you said you can pick up nuts at the corner store.
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I could maybe get some that come in a small, snack sized bag. I don't know if I would be able to get any unseasoned ones or not.
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They very well might have unsalted nuts in canisters. Cant hurt to run down there and see : )
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Yeah, I'll run down there soon. I'm actually eyeing some truffles from the book La Dolce Vegan. The only ingredients are chocolate (or carob) chips, "milk", margarine, vanilla extract, and toasted almonds.
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CHOCOLATE PUDDING PARFAITS!

These may not be suitable for travel.



You will have to pick up a can of coconut milk, and whip it with some sugar until it becomes a little bit thicker. It won't be as thick as regular whipped cream.



In clear cups, layer the pudding, whipped coconut cream, coconut, crushed walnuts, and chocolate chips. If you have strawberries and bananas, place a single strawberry and some sliced bananas on top. YUMMY!
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Yum! That sounds good. But you're right, I don't think that I can travel with them. I'll be travelling by bus and walking.
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Yum! That sounds good. But you're right, I don't think that I can travel with them. I'll be travelling by bus and walking.

Darn. Hmm. That won't work at all.
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I don't have any tofu. I do have a chocolate pudding mix.



Do you have a recipe for the chocolate rice crispy treats?



I only have a small pack of little walnut pieces, so I don't think that the candied nuts would work. They sound tasty though.



Kreeli has a rice crispy treat recipe on veganmania.com I play with sometimes. For the chocolate you could add cocoa powder/chocolate chips to the cornsyrup mixture or you could just put whole chocolate chips in. If you don't have enough peanut butter I would use part peanutbutter and part margarine.
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If you are able to pick up some graham crackers and condensed milk, you could make the following recipe (and leave out the butterscotch chips):



Seven Layer Bars



INGREDIENTS:



1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 can (15 ounces) sweetened condensed milk



PREPARATION:



Melt the butter; mix in graham cracker crumbs. Pat crumb mixture in a 9-x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the crumbs in order given, in layers. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over all. Do NOT stir. Bake at 350° for about 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
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If you are able to pick up some graham crackers and condensed milk, you could make the following recipe (and leave out the butterscotch chips):



Seven Layer Bars



INGREDIENTS:



1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 can (15 ounces) sweetened condensed milk



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Melt the butter; mix in graham cracker crumbs. Pat crumb mixture in a 9-x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the crumbs in order given, in layers. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over all. Do NOT stir. Bake at 350° for about 25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.



I think graham crackers have gluten in them unless you buy them specifically made gluten free.
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I think that I am going to make those chocolate almond truffles. I found a small amount of sliced almonds in my cupboard. It's not enough to coat all of the truffles, but I can coat some with toasted almonds, some with coconut, some with powdered sugar, and maybe some with cocoa (I don't know if that would be good or not, but I saw it in another recipe).



Thanks for your help guys. Now does anyone know what I can put the truffles on while they harden? The recipe uses wax paper, but I don't have any. I have plates, saran wrap, ziploc baggies, and aluminium foil...
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Out of those options I would used chilled plates.
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I think graham crackers have gluten in them unless you buy them specifically made gluten free.

Oh man... shoot. OH and the condensed milk... duh, not vegan. UGH. How could I forget about that? I am so used to veganizing stuff, that I didn't think about that.
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Out of those options I would used chilled plates.

Me too.
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Out of those options I would used chilled plates.



I should have mentioned that this is for when they will be cooling in the fridge...do you think that chilled plates would be the best for that?
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I should have mentioned that this is for when they will be cooling in the fridge...do you think that chilled plates would be the best for that?



Yep.
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I think so. You could even bring them to the party on that same plate. If it is large enough. Unless you were planning on bringing them in a more convenient package.
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Sticky chocolate krispie treats



1/3 cup margarine

½ cup corn syrup

2 tblsp cocoa

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

6 - 8 cups rice krispies (or other cereal like puffed wheat, etc.) depends how sticky you like it.



Melt margarine in large saucepan. Add syrup, sugar, cocoa and vanilla. When the mixture bubbles remove it from the heat.



Add cereal and mix well. Put in lightly greased 9x13 pan and press flat with the back of a buttered spoon.



Here is what I’ve learned from experience. Don’t melt your sugars over high heat or they’ll turn into candy and your squares will be rock hard, use medium/low.



Enjoy!
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I think so. You could even bring them to the party on that same plate. If it is large enough. Unless you were planning on bringing them in a more convenient package.



Yeah, I was planning on bringing them in a tin, but I might just leave them on that plate if they are hard to move or if I am short on time (I will be cutting it close).
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I just tasted the chocolate truffle "batter" and it is sickeningly rich and fatty, so I think that it will go over well at the party (I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but this is a "dessert club" early Christmas party, so everyone there really likes desserts). Now let's just hope that I can actually form this into balls and that it makes a good amount of them (the recipe says 16-20, but it doesn't look like a lot of "batter").
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Yummy. I am getting hungry.
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