A few years ago we had a vegan webshop (for Belgium and the Netherlands), we tried all kinds of vegan to see if we would put it in the shop. I have completely addicted right away … the Dandies vegan marshmallows!
I used to know this candy mainly from the market and we called it ‘spekjes’, which is Dutch for “little bacon”. Then my mother came home with such a huge bag in all kinds of colors and shapes and could start the party!
Meanwhile, I have learned that the word ‘spekjes’ (bacon) is not even that far-fetched. A marshmallow mainly consists of animal products such as eggs (protein) and gelatin. Certainly, as far as the latter is concerned, those good old sweets do not look so attractive anymore: – /
End of the marshmallow era? Not thanks to these Dandies 🙂
They actually taste identical to the marshmallows I used to eat, with the difference that there is no chocolate (the most scandalously delicious combination) around. So we just do that ourselves … with a little coconut for an extra ‘touch’.
It is super simple; you melt some chocolate au bain marie with a dash of cream (or water) in a pan. Put the Dandies vegan marshmallows on a stick and wallows through the melted black gold. You can dip them halfway or submerge them … whatever you want. Immediately afterward, take them quickly through a plate with coconut powder.
Put them on a plate and allow to cool down until the chocolate has solidified. You now have in fact ‘mallow pops’ that you, unfortunately, can not stay away from. Sorry!