Vegan Klondike Bars

Megan
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These Vegan Klondike Bars are a better-for-you version of the notorious summer treat but with a peanut butter twist.

These Vegan Klondike Bars are a better-for-you version of the notorious summer treat but with a peanut butter twist.

Klondike bars were a summer staple growing up in our home. The hard chocolate shell paired with the creamy vanilla ice cream filling was delicious, but also a hot mess (if you know, you know). But that’s the beauty of being a kid, you don’t care how messy you get. Well, to be honest, I’m still a little like that, especially when it comes to food. I knew I had to create a vegan version of this notorious summer treat using healthier ingredients. Plus, I added a little peanut butter twist, because you know, I’m obsessed with all things peanut butter.

These healthier Vegan Klondike Bars are pretty simple to make. The mold helps tremendously with keeping things easy and clean. I got mine from Amazon. These copycat Klondike bars are made with a creamy peanut butter ice cream base, dipped in chocolate, and sprinkled with chopped peanuts. They’re completely vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and so delicious!

Ingredients to make Vegan Klondike Bars

  • Coconut Cream – coconut cream is the thick, solid part from the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk that’s been refrigerated. You can also buy a can of pure coconut cream which I get from Trader Joe’s or Target. Do not use cream of coconut, as that’s something completely different. Coconut cream is much thicker than coconut milk and it has a higher fat content, making it perfect for creating a thick and creamy ice cream texture. The peanut butter covers the coconut flavor in this recipe so you can’t really taste it. 
  • Non-Dairy Milk – any non-dairy milk will work. I like to use soy milk.
  • Maple Syrup – to add some all-natural sweetness.
  • Peanut Butter peanut butter adds a delicious flavor and richness to the ice cream base.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips – what are Klondike bars without that notorious chocolate shell?
  • Coconut Oil – optional, but it helps thin the chocolate and makes it easier to coat it.

How to make Vegan Klondike Bars

This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1 – Add the coconut cream, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract to a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 2 – pour the mixture into molds and place in the freezer for 4-6 hours, or overnight.

Step 3 – pop the ice cream bars out and dip completely in the melted chocolate. It might get messy (duh, it’s ice cream), but fear not! It’s worth it. Garnish with chopped peanuts, if desired. Place back in the freezer until the chocolate hardens. Then, dig in!

If you’ve ever had Klondike bars, you know how messy they get. But, hey, that’s part of the fun.

The chocolate shell paired with the creamy ice cream just melts in your mouth. At last, delicious ice cream that you don’t have to feel guilty for indulging in!

Whether it’s a hot summer afternoon or a chilly winter evening, you can always find me indulging in this healthier version of a nostalgic favorite.

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Vegan Klondike Bars

These Vegan Klondike Bars are a better-for-you version of the notorious summer treat but with a peanut butter twist.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Freeze Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 9 klondike bars
Author: Megan

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Instructions

  • Add the coconut cream, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into silicone molds and place in the freezer for 4-6 hours until solid, or overnight.
  • Prepare a parchment lined baking tray. Melt the vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil (if using) in the microwave.
  • Pop the ice cream bars out and dip completely in the melted chocolate, then place onto the tray. It might get messy (duh, it's ice cream), but fear not! It's worth it.
  • Garnish with chopped peanuts, if desired. Place back in the freezer until the chocolate melts. Then, dig in!

Notes

  1. Coconut cream – if you’re using a can of full-fat coconut cream, put it in the fridge so the coconut cream thickens at the top of the can. Alternatively, you can buy a can of coconut cream at Trader Joe’s or Target. Don’t buy cream of coconut, though, that’s entirely different. 
  2. These are the silicone molds I use.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

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