amie (atomikkitty) wrote in vegancooking,
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Chocolate Seitan Crackle

This is a great chocolate/candy recipe. I have shared it with many, many non-vegans who have all loved it, including those who have no clue what wheat gluten/seitan is.



Seitan (about 1/2 Cup Wheat Gluten mixed with about 1/2 Cup Water)
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut, unsweetened
2.5 Tbsp Melted Earth Balance (margarine)
2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (1 Tbsp if using sweetened coconut)
~1/2 Cup Melted Chocolate (use 3/4+ Cup Chocolate for a more 'candy bar' like experience)

1. Prepare your seitan by slowly pouring water over the wheat gluten while mixing constantly. Once you've formed a ball, knead it a bit, and then let it rest a couple minutes. Or I suppose you could buy seitan or make it from flour if you are so inclined.

2. Stretch the seitan out and place it on a greased cookie sheet. Place in a preheated 350 oven for ~15 min. By this time, it'll get bubbly, so twist a fork into the bubbles and thick-raised areas to let the steam out. Cook another 15 min or until it springs back when you press on it.

3. Tear/Cut/Shred the seitan into little tiny 1 cm or so ground up bits.

4. Combine the ground gluten, melted margarine, coconut and maple syrup.

5. Spread mixture on cookie sheet and bake around 10 min at 300. Stir occasionally in order to roast more evenly. Watch it carefully so it won't burn. Try to get it toasty - if the mixture is too wet, you might need to broil it for a bit to get it crispy.

6. Melt chocolate. Stir in the toasted seitan mixture. Spread the chocolate seitan mixture on a cookie sheet (I usually line my pan) and place in freezer/fridge to harden. Once hardened, cut/break into pieces.

7. Share and enjoy! People won't know what hit them.

Notes: The toasted seitan mixture can be eaten by itself or on top of some soy ice cream or whatever.
Tags: desserts-candy-chocolate, seitan
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