Easy vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache #vegan #shortbread #chocolate #holidaybaking #desserts
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Vegan shortbread with rich chocolate vegan ganache

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This vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache is a rich and decadent dessert.  The vegan ganache layer is thick and creamy, for total chocoholics.  

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I don’t like to be skimpy.

With my chocolate frosting.  The thicker the better.

The frosting, people!

Okay before this turns non-PG, let’s focus on this easy shortbread recipe.

As you might now know, I like really simple recipes.  It’s fun to sometimes spend a whole day in the kitchen, and that’s what I used to do as the owner of my bakery.  But even then, I liked to simplify recipes.  There’s a whole lotta delicious food that can be made easier.  I’m hoping to share these recipes so that more people will try baking and cooking at home more often than eating out or buying treats out.  Which brings us to this easy shortbread recipe!

 

Easy vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache #vegan #shortbread #chocolate #holidaybaking #desserts

Vegan shortbread

For these shortbread bars, you mix together a handful of ingredients, press the vegan shortbread cookie base into a rectangle baking pan, and bake.  Naked, without the vegan ganache layer which doesn’t get baked.  When the shortbread bars come out of the oven and are cooling, that’s when we make the yummy chocolate vegan ganache.

 

Easy vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache #vegan #shortbread #chocolate #holidaybaking #desserts

Chocolate vegan ganache

It is so good you will want to have spoonfuls of it by itself.  Go for it.  This recipe makes lots so there will still be lots of chocolate ganache left for the vegan shortbread bars.

I let my husband and toddler lick the bowl of chocolate in the evening when I made these shortbread bars.  And then got a toddler who wouldn’t go to sleep.  No surprise there, but sometimes you’ve got to bend the rules a little and let your toddler have chocolate even at inappropriate times.

 

 

Easy vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache #vegan #shortbread #chocolate #holidaybaking #desserts
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Vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache

This vegan shortbread with chocolate vegan ganache is a rich and decadent dessert.  The vegan ganache layer is thick and creamy, for total chocoholics.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients

Vegan shortbread crust layer:

  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup granulated sugar cane sugar, coconut sugar, white sugar
  • 8 oz vegan butter =1 cup butter/225 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Chocolate vegan ganache layer:

  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 1 lb chocolate chips ~ 2 2/3 cups
  • 4 ounces coconut oil ~1/2 cup oil/115 grams

Instructions

Shortbread crust:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In food processor (or with fork or pastry cutter), mix flour, oats and ½ c sugar. Cut in 8 oz vegan butter until crumbly. Press mixture firmly into 9x13” pan lined with parchment. Bake for ~20-25 minutes or until light golden. Put aside and work on chocolate layer.

Vegan ganache:

  1. In a microwave or in a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water (my preferred way), melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil, stirring frequently. Stir in the ½ cup milk until smooth. Pour this luscious chocolate ganache all over the shortbread crust and spread with a knife or the back of a spoon.  Chill for 1-2 hours or until set.  

  2. Cut into 12 large square bars, and then cut each bar in half to make 24 triangles.  These vegan shortbread bars are very rich!!

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Your Shortbread with Chocolate Vegan Ganache looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your special talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and may you have a safe & prosperous new year!

  2. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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