As you may or may not know, we’re the proud Chef Ambassadors for GO Veggie! Foods Dairy-Free product line! GO Veggie! makes some super delish vegan cream cheeses. There are 3 flavors – Strawb, Classic Plain and Chive and Garlic.
To spread cheer this holiday they are having a great contest and we want all of our incredible students to have a chance to win!! They are also donating to many amazing charities through this contest, so we LOVE that!
JUST UPLOAD YOUR FAVE RECIPE USING GO VEGGIE! CREAM CHEESE, WITH A PHOTO, AND YOU’RE IN! When you upload your original recipe with GO Veggie! cream cheese, the first 500 entries will receive an embroidered apron and a $10 donation made on your behalf to one of three charity partners.
If you’re wondering where to find this amazing cream cheese – they even have you covered with a store locator HERE! All the cream cheese flavors are vegan, but for the cheese shreds and slices, remember to look for the purple packaging!
AND – to inspire you and get you in the Holiday spirit – Here’s a quick and easy recipe for CREAM CHEESE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BARK that we created for GO Veggie!
1 ½ cups vegan dark chocolate chips
½ teaspoon, plus ¼ teaspoon peppermint flavor
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 tub (8 oz) GO Veggie! Dairy Free Classic Plain Cream Cheese
1 ¼ cup organic powdered sugar
¼ cup crushed peppermint candy canes
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, or heat-proof bowl over a small pot filled with 1 inch water.
Allow chocolate chips to melt about 2-3 minutes, folding mixture occasionally. When chocolate is melted add ½ teaspoon peppermint flavor and sea salt, transfer to an 8 inch baking dish lined with wax paper. Place in refrigerator to firm up for about half an hour.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk GO Veggie! Classic Plain Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, powdered sugar and ¼ teaspoon peppermint flavor, until uniform. Evenly spread onto firmed chocolate, creating a smooth cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
Transfer to refrigerator for about 1 hour to overnight to firm up. Remove from baking dish and cut into uneven pieces with a knife and serve right away.
Happy Vegan Holidays! We hope you all have an incredible, compassionate holiday!
Your Sporkies, Jenny and Heather