Gluten-free Vegan Pocky (2-ingredient)

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Vegan Pocky – When Childhood Memory Came Alive ๐Ÿซ

Veganize It! ๐ŸŒฑ

One thing I missed the most after being vegan is being able to devour these fun snacks I used to love when I was a kid. At the moment, there aren’t any brands making vegan pocky. ๐Ÿ˜ญ However, as I mentioned before, pocky sticks are simply biscuit sticks dipped into chocolates. So why not veganize and make my own vegan pocky?

Pocky sticks are my childhood favorite snacks. ๐Ÿง’๐ŸปMy mom didn’t usually stock these in our household. But when she did, I will finish the whole pack of pocky sticks in one go. Pocky sticks come with different flavors, the original chocolate one ๐Ÿซ, chocolate with almonds, strawberry white chocolate ๐Ÿ“, matcha white chocolate ๐Ÿต etc. Growing up, my favorite is always the original chocolate one. Sadly, none of the above pocky flavors are vegan.

Vegan Pocky

What Are Pocky Sticks?

Some of you may be wondering, “What on earth are pocky sticks?” Pocky sticks are in fact a famous snack created by a Japanese company. They are simply biscuit sticks dipped in milk chocolate. What makes them so indulgence and addictive is that they are easy to snack on, fun to eat and it’s literally like eating chocolates but in stick form. ๐Ÿช

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2-Ingredient – As Simple As That

For the biscuit stick, I used some gluten-free pretzel sticks from Glutino, which are accidentally vegan. Hence, these will be perfect for making these gluten-free vegan pocky, in case any of you are gluten intolerance. You can also use normal pretzel sticks if you prefer. But honestly, I can’t taste the difference between those two.

As for the dipping chocolate, I used a 72% dark chocolate bar from Endangered Species. You can use whatever percentage of dark chocolate you prefer or even vegan white chocolates. If you wish to veganize the strawberry white chocolate pocky, just add some strawberry powder ( from dehydrated strawberries) into the mix. ๐Ÿ“

Important Note

Given that the thinness of the chocolate coated on the pretzel sticks, it’s crucial, I repeat, CRUCIAL to temper the chocolates before dipping. Otherwise, they will end up melting and it will make a mess everywhere. For detailed tempering instructions, please refer to my previous Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Bark recipe. ๐Ÿฅจ

Have Fun With Your Toppings

Toppings are optional. I admit I added the toppings because they look nicer in the photos. Yet, apart from aesthetic reason, nuts added an extra flavor and crunchiness to the vegan pocky as well. Afterall, nuts and chocolate are always a good idea. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Perfect Recipe To Make With Your Kids

This is also a perfect recipe for engaging kids in the kitchen. Invite them to dip and decorate their own vegan pocky! Unleash their creativity and bond with them! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Gluten-free Vegan Pocky

Recipe by Angie @ The Floral VeganCourse: SnacksCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Medium
Servings

20

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Vegan Pocky – When Childhood Memory Came Alive ๐Ÿซ

Ingredients

Directions

  • First, temper the chocolate according to the instruction here **
  • Prepare two sheets of baking sheet. Place the desired topping on one of the baking sheets.
  • After tempering the chocolates, take one pretzel stick at a time, coat a layer of chocolate on the stick using a spatula. Hold the pretzel stick over the bowl for a few seconds for the excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Gently roll the dipped pretzel stick over the crushed nuts (or any topping of your choice). Place it on the other baking sheet and allow the chocolate coating to harden.
  • Repeat with other pretzel sticks until you run out of chocolates***

Notes

  • * I suggest using 50-70% chocolate, depending on the sweetness you are looking for.
  • ** This step is crucial. Otherwise, the pocky sticks will end up melting and it will make a mess everywhere. For detailed tempering instructions, please refer to my previous Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Bark recipe. ๐Ÿฅจ
  • *** If the chocolates harden during the process, simply place it over a bowl of hot water and it will be smooth as silk.
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