Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars

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!

A hand holds a bite-sized vegan 3 muskateers bars with a bite taken out of it.

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.

A vegan 3 muskateers with a bite taken out sits on a plate next to other pieces of the candy.

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.

Whipped chocolate coconut milk shows on the whipping attachment of a stand mixer. The rest of the mix is in a bowl below it.

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.

Whipped chocolate topping is being spread into a prepared pan.

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

A vegan 3 musketeers bar sits on a wooden counter with more candies behind it.

I hope you love these Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars as much as we do!

A hand holds a bite-sized vegan 3 Muskateers Bars with a bite taken out of it.

Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars

You'll love this copycat recipe for Vegan 3 Muskateers Bars! Make this delicious candy at home!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 bite-size candies
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

Chocolate Coating

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  • 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.

Chocolate Dipping

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

32 Responses to Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNora Reply

    As delicious as I’m sure your creation was, do you know about these vegan candy bars by Go Max Go?
    The Bucaneer is their version of the 3 Muskateers!
    It’s vegan “milk chocolate” coating, and they’re free from unnatural, nasty preservatives and stuff that most candy bars have!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyPam Reply

    Awe sheesh…I’m going to be making these…scrumptious! Thank you! Hugs!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyStella Reply

    Yummerz! These bars look too good… And on that note, I was thinking to dunk the date balls in chocolate. Maybe?!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMonet Reply

    Can you stop! These are just amazing. Wow. You have been putting out some amazing vegan treats over the last few weeks. I’m sending this link to all of my vegan friends. How could we not be happy with these? Thanks for sharing…I hope you and your sweet family have a beautiful weekend.

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyPatty Price Reply

    Marly I think you are well down the path of introducing us grasshoppers to the ways of sweet treat vegan enlightenment, these little candy bars are just plain fun as well;)

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAndrew Morrison Reply

    OMG!! This was my favorite candy before going vegan and now i may enjoy it once more! Thank you so much!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I agree with you! It was hard giving up things like this, but now we can make our own. Yummm!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyGrace Reply

    OMG delish! I have been waiting for these since you mentioned you made them, your description (on the phone) did not do these justice.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      They *were* SO delicious (already gone!!)

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJennifer Reply

    Oh my goodness. These look incredible!

  9. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyPeggy Reply

    I’m not vegan, but this is definitely making me drool! This is definitely an equal opportunity treat!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this treat!

  10. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyErika @ Health and Happiness in LA Reply

    Whoa. Can you try vegan Twix next? =)

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Erika – we are on the same page. I was thinking the same thing, but your message really firmed it up for me. I’m on a mission now. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  11. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySerene Reply

    Those look Fab-U-Lous!

  12. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDebbie@HealthSeekersKitchen Reply

    WOW! Your Vegan 3 Musketeers Bars look amazing.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      They *were* delicious (they’re way gone now…may have to make more soon!)

  13. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNicole Reply

    Hey, something I can make from the things I can get here, yeah 😀
    Thanks :D!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Tell me how it goes!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNicole

      Will be a while, I’m lazy right now,… 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Being lazy is good sometimes!

  14. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNoelle Reply

    HOW did I not see these??? These look so good.

  15. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLeinana Reply

    I can’t believe I missed these. They look so good! Dare I say, even better than the Go Max Go version!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You know what? I hadn’t even heard of this Go Max Go version of vegan candy bars. They look yummy! Here’s the link in case anyone else wants to check them out: http://www.gomaxgofoods.com/products.htm

  16. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRunning Betty Reply

    Real Musketeers bars give me a headache. I’ve never pinpointed why. Maybe these won’t! 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Just say NO to headaches! Man, if they could invent something that gave me a headache after eating chocolate I could be so skinny right now. I hope this one works so you can get your Three Muskateers fix. It’s been so long since I made this recipe – I may have to have another go at it too!

  17. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlybex Reply

    🙂 these look so good I want to make them but I do have one question, I’m in the UK so I can’t get richs readi whip here, we do have soyatoo ready whipping ‘cream’ though, is that similar? x

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Bex. I haven’t tried Soyatoo Ready whipping cream although I’ve wanted to! It sure seams like it would work perfectly in this recipe. Will you let me know after you try it?

  18. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyStarlet Reply

    Thank you for not adding Eggs & Dairy. So many times I’ve searched for recipes that are True Vegan & they might say, until you read Eggs, whole Cow Milk. It’s not true vegan, but a type of Vegetarian. Your site is a blessing for me to find. Starting a meat free dietary life. Have been Gluten Free-3 to 4/ Sugar Free-8 years/ Red Meat Free-12 years, & Keto do to uncontrollable Epilepsy. Vegan is another change but 1 my body is needing it seems. ☺all the best

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Starlet. Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad you found some recipes that work for you. Sending you virtual hugs!

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