These vegan 3 musketeers bars are delicious chocolate coated treats that are so easy to make. We keep these treats in the freezer because they’re made with whipped coconut milk in the middle. It’s a perfect treat any time of year!
Sometimes I look for both in one recipe – healthy and delicious. Sometimes I have recipes that by their nature are very healthy (like salads). That’s how I can justify some recipes that I know are not really healthy at all but fall into that cholesterol-free category of sock-free yumminess.
That is where this recipe sits. Giving up milk chocolate was one of the more difficult tasks for me in becoming vegan. And I eventually came to peace with it because I switched to dark chocolate and ended up liking that even more. So I said, “Forget you!’ to those little bite-size, milk-chocolate covered 3 Musketeers Bars.
Then 3 Musketeers Bars came out with their dark chocolate covered version. That was just cruel. Because although it was covered in dark chocolate, there was still dairy involved. It’s true that my taste-buds would be quite happy eating this morsel, but the animal-loving side of me would not relent.
But recently discovered the site Let’s Dish where she posted a recipe for home-made 3 Musketeers Bars. I took one look at the recipe and knew it was something I could transform into vegan bliss. And this is what I did.
This recipe has few ingredients, but several steps. You’re going to have to trust me on this, the destination is well worth every step on the path! Go with the flow, Grasshopper, and follow your bliss. Oops, sorry about that last part. I got a little carried away.
What You Need
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- Whole Fat Coconut Milk — You’ll need a 15-ounce can of whole fat coconut milk, coconut cream, or Nature’s Charm Coconut Whipping Cream (specifically formulated for making whipped topping. Here’s more about coconut whipped cream.
- Maca powder — This stuff is the best at creating a healthy a malted flavor. And it gives you a lot of energy, which is a side bonus that I love. You can find it in health food stores or online.
- Chocolate Chips — Choose from all the Dairy Free Chocolate Chips you want!
- Coconut oil — Use refined coconut oil for a more neutral flavor.
How to Make Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars
These vegan 3 musketeers are using coconut whipped cream, thereby creating this as a frozen dessert version of the popular candy bar. It still works!
First, line an 8″ square baking pan with waxed paper.
Step One: Make the Whipped Middle
Melt some chocolate chips in a bowl, then set aside to cool. Next, whip up the coconut milk, following the tips from the recipe below or from my post on Coconut Whipped Topping. Have patience. It can take up to 4 to 5 minutes whipping it on high.
You may be tempted to use a commercially prepared vegan whipped cream like CocoWhip. I’ve found that once it’s no longer frozen, it gets very runny and therefore doesn’t work well for this recipe.
Next, add melted chocolate and maca powder and beat until well combined and fluffy, 30 to 60 seconds more.
The maca powder is completely optional but I find it creates a nice malted flavor.
Spread the whipped chocolate mixture evenly into the prepared pan. I use a spatula so I can get all the fluffy goodness spread evenly into the pan.
Place the chocolate mixture in your freezer for about 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes is up, remove the chocolate mixture from the pan and cut it into squares and then return to freezer for another 30 minutes.
Step Two: Melt Dipping Chocolate
Melt the remaining chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and add coconut oil and stir until smooth.
Dip frozen chocolate squares into the melted chocolate chip mixture and and place finished candy bar on a baking tray lined with wax paper.
Place the tray of finished candy bars in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag or container and store in the freezer. These should keep up to 2 months.
To serve, allow the frozen candies to soften slightly before eating.
Are Three Musketeers Vegan?
The 3 Muskateers Bars are not vegan because the filling contains milk and eggs and the chocolate coating contains milk.
More Chocolate Treats
I hope you love these Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars as much as we do!
Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 14 oz container Nature's Charm Coconut Whipping Cream (Refrigerted overnight)*
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Line a 9″ square baking pan with wax paper.
- In a medium bowl, heat chocolate chips in the microwave for about 1 minute. Leave it in the microwave and just cover it with a plate. Let it sit for 1 to 2 minutes. Then stir to combine the melted chocolate. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Remove the coconut whipping cream from the fridge. Pour contents into a mixing bowl and whip on high for 2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Whip again on high for another 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Next, add the slightly cooled, melted chocolate and maca powder (if using) beat until well combined and fluffy, 30 to 60 seconds more.
- Spread chocolate mixture evenly into the prepared pan. I use a spatula so I can get all the fluffy goodness into the pan.
- Place the chocolate mixture in your freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove the chocolate mixture from the pan and cut into squares and then return to the freezer for another 30 minutes.
- When the bars are set and you're ready to dip them in chocolate, melt 2 cups of chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl (as instructed above). Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and stir until smooth.
- Dip frozen chocolate squares into the melted chocolate chip mixture and place the finished candy bar on a baking tray lined with wax paper.
- Place the tray of finished candy bars in the refrigerator or freezer to allow the chocolate to set. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag. These will keep up to 2 months in the freezer.
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The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
We kept ours in the freezer. What a wonderful cool snack on a warm summer/fall day!