Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Goooey gooooey goodness - We love Dandies!

Soooo, any of ya'll who regularly read this blog might have realized that I am a teensy, weensy bit obsessed with baseball and the San Francisco Giants. And, as you might well expect, I am a little insane over their ummm.....

(I sincerely apologize to any of my readers who are fans of teams that suck. )

Anyways, when I am stressed, I eat. And I want the ultimate comfort food - CHOCOLATE! So, while the boys were battling into first place, and I was pacing, bitting nails and not breathing, I decided to bake. Well - to not bake. 

A while back, I mentioned Dandies. For those of you still living in the pre-vegalicious age, Dandies are AMAZING-MAKE-YOU-BOW-DOWN-TO-THE-SOY-DAIRY-GODS-SQUISHY-MELTY- GOOEYNESS that does not contain the collagen of animals skin and bones! Yes, boys and girls,  I speak of the holy grail of veganess..... MARSHMALLOWS! (Those of us who remember the Great Marshmallow Fiasco of 2007 are especially appreciative).

I had been playing with ideas for a while, but had tons of trouble coming up with an recipe  idea worthy enough to give these babies justice. The stress eating finally took over, and I just did it! The recipe is to follow, but the verdict is VEGAN MARSHMALLOWS! There is no way to go wrong!

I've said it before, and I'm gonna say it again - I am not a brilliant chef. My food is UGLY. But it always tastes good! That being the truth, I'm going to show you the end product first:

I'm the Queen of Ease - I love being in the kitchen, sometimes. World Series game 5 was not one of those times. I chose to make do with what I had in the kitchen and could put together quickly!

Here are the ingredients:

Yes! That's it! 
* Original graham crackers, vegan chocolate chips, Dandies! * 

And again.... I make UGLY food. Thank goodness for me, Dandies taste great no matter how hard you try to screw them up! Please, please, please don't judge me based on the below, please! 

Step 1. Place graham crackers in baking dish 

 Step 2. Melt the chocolate

Step3. Quickly stir in Dandies vegan marshmallows 

 Step 4. Try to spread it over the graham crackers. I ended up using a piece of foil to pay over it and smooth. (Waxed paper would have worked better.)

Step 5. Refrigerate for 30 min.

Step 6. Cut into squares 

VoilĂ !!

(Not so ugly, right?!) 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Chicago SoyDairy for this phenomenal product! Trust me, go get your Dandies today! I will be making these again for sure! Hope you enjoy!