Vegan Sugar Free Chocolate Rum Cookies

I love cookie swaps. They’re so fun. You show up with cookies of one kind and leave with cookies of a bunch of different kinds. I actually did one cookie swap with friends in December, signed up for one that Kathy planned, but ended up not being able to go, planned on the blogger swap last weekend that I also couldn’t attend, AND, signed up to do an online swap. Yea, like I said, I like cookie swaps.

I enjoy doing online swaps because you’re sending and receiving a bunch of one kind of cookie! I have participated in steph chow‘s jam exchange in the past, so when she said she was going to do a cookie exchange, I instantly signed up.

My partner in cookie-ing is Sarah. She’s vegan so I set out to find a vegan cookie recipe. I actually had a hard time finding something that looked good to me that was vegan that also wouldn’t require me to purchase some ingredients that I would never use again… But alas, I found this cookie that also happens to be sugar free. And it has rum in it! Even better. The cookies had a good chocolate flavor and actually reminded me of truffles or fudge with some rum thrown into the mix.

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Vegan Sugar Free Chocolate Rum Cookies

Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 Tbsp rum
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together the oil, soy milk and maple syrup until well mixed. Add rum and melted chocolate, then remaining dry ingredients, adding the nuts last.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes.

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15 Responses to “Homemade Milky Way Candy Bars”

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    KV — October 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    those look good too. Are homemade butterfingers next? I have a recipe I’m going to try out soon.

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    Jen — October 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Butterfingers would be tasty, but I’ve got something else coming on Friday…

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    amanda @ fake ginger — October 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    OH YUM! I really want to try these but I’m horrible at dipping things too.

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    oneordinaryday — October 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This is exactly what my son’s been asking me to do. You’re making it hard to say no – they look perfect!

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    Kimmy Bingham — October 21, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Why do you tempt me so? Milky Ways are my favorites. This is so worth trying 🙂

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    Smitten Sugar — October 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Yum these look delicious! I love Milky ways

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    Eliana — October 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Well they look pretty perfect to me! And super delicious too.

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    Kerstin — October 22, 2010 at 4:11 am

    I’m so intrigued by the cool whip/chocolate mixture for the filling! These look so yummy and addicting!

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    Miss Yunks — October 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    These look so cute and much easier than the milky ways and snickers I made a few months ago. I made mine in muffin wrappers so I didn’t dip them, just layered the chocolate, nougat, caramel, and chocolate! They came out pretty tasty but was a lot of work!

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    Rachael Pergler — October 26, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I just tried these and they didn’t come out as I’d hoped. The chocolate and whipped cream mix was too sticky and wouldn’t harden. Did I do something wrong? Also what if you can’t find kraft caramel?

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    Jen — October 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Rachael – Sorry to hear they didn’t turn out for you. The center part was a bit sticky while dipping and wasn’t super hard… Any caramel would work for this recipe, I just use the Kraft kind that comes individually wrapped.

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    K — November 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I would put melted chocolate in the pan first, freeze, then the chocolate mixture, then the caramel. Then you can spoon melted chocolate on top. Would this work? (It solves the dipping problem too!)

    • beantownbaker — November 3rd, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

      That could definitely work… The caramel might ooze out when you gut them though… Let me know how it goes if you try it.

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    Rick — October 31, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I hope you are not using Cool Whip which is all trans-fat and high fructose corn syrup. I’m looking for a healthier alternative to the store bought Milky Way. Perhaps a recipe for homemade whip ?

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    Linda — December 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    These were a DISASTER. I wasted my morning and a lot of ingredients. The chocolate mixture was so sticky when cutting into squares. The directions did not state whether to add water to the caramels when melting so I didn’t…the caramels ended up thick and so sticky, I had trouble putting it on the chocolate layer. Dumped the whole mess out since I didn’t want to waste a bag of milk chocolate chips to coat them. I have been baking my entire life (60 +) and never had a recipe go like that.

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