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Happy Non-Denominational Holiday Thing

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Posted December 19, 2005 by Rachelle Owen

Did I get that right? Regardless of what you think of Jesus and/or dradles, December 25 is my birthday, so I’m all about some Silk nog, sledding, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and various and sundry holiday-related goods and services. I’m making a big chunk of the presents for my friends and family this year, because consumerism suxs. I made these vegan truffles last night that are to die for. Here’s the recipe from VeganChef.com:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
8 oz. vegan cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
Garnishes (optional) – finely ground nuts, cocoa powder, toasted unsweetened shredded coconut

Preparation:
Place the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler (go here to learn what that is), over medium heat, and leave to melt. In a food processor, place the vegan cream cheese, and process for 1 minute or until smooth and creamy. Add half of the powdered sugar and process for 30 seconds. Add the remaining sugar and continue to process the mixture until well blended. Add the melted chocolate chips and vanilla, and process the mixture to evenly distribute the melted chocolate. Transfer the mixture to a glass bowl, cover, and place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. Using your hands, shape the chilled mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the garnishes of choice to thoroughly coat them on all sides. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

I highly recommend you make some for your sweetie baby. If you want to be really awesome, make one of those record bowls to put them in.
Before you stuff yourselves senseless on tofurky, do something for the animals who aren’t quite so lucky – send one (or two, or three, or thirty!) of our holiday e-cardsto each of your friends and relatives, even the meat-munching maniacs and fur-flashing frumps, to remind them what the holiday season is truly about.

Go vegan or zombies will eat you! You don’t want to be eaten, do you?

Noah

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