An impressive cookie box made up of delicious vegan biscuits, cookies and sweets: Gingerbread Biscuits, White Chocolate Macadamia and Cranberry Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Pecan Biscotti and Festive Chocolate Bark.
This year, I wanted to take my love for cookies to the next level and make a cookie box. It was a lot easier said than done. The actual cookie making, and baking was the relatively easy part of this process compared to the physical cookie box. I had seen so many pretty cookie boxes online with neat wooden sections in rustic old frames… but I didn’t have anything like that at home. So, instead of buying one I thought I would try it DIY-style and make my own. Through trial and error (and “help” from my eager kitten) I created my own cookie box from a lid box and a few other bits lying around.
Here’s what you need for the Homemade Vegan Cookie Box:
- A lid or shallow box: this one was about A4 in size but anything will do as you can customise it. Keep the size and shape of your cookies in mind.
- Cardboard and scissors: cut out the pieces of cardboard to section off pieces of the larger box. I went for irregular sized shapes as this works best for the different cookies (and you cannot tell that they’re not “perfect”.
- Bluetak: this held the cardboard in place rather than using glue, as it means you can dismantle it and use the box again.
- Parchment or baking paper: I used a mix of white and brown parchment for this. The white parchment frames the entire box and the brown parchment helped to create the little sections.
- Extra sprinkles: it is always a good idea to fill in any gaps with sprinkles or Christmas decorations!
The cookies that I shared in my cookie are all available online and I have the latest Festive Chocolate Bark recipe below. You can fill the Homemade Vegan Cookie Box with any cookies/biscuits/sweets you like but these are some of my festive favourites:
- Vegan Gingerbread Shapes
- White Chocolate Macadamia and Cranberry Snickerdoodles
- Vegan Chocolate Pecan Biscotti
- Cinnamon Roll Cookies
- Festive Chocolate Bark (recipe below)
The Homemade Vegan Festive Chocolate Bark is a really simple 10-minute and 4-ingredient recipe, but it is a really delicious one. You can make this with children, too, as it’s really fun to decorate the bark before letting it set. All you need is:
- Melted chocolate: I always use dark as this is my favourite, but you can use any. No need to temper the chocolate or anything fancy!
- Peanut butter: or you can use another nut butter, you want one that is fairly runny so you can make swirls with it.
- Dried fruits and nuts: sprinkle these over the top. Any mix will do here and use your favourite ones.
- Pretzels and sprinkles: these make the Festive Chocolate Bark really fun. I also love the salty-sweet combination of using salted pretzels. Make sure they are gluten-free if needed.
That’s all there is to this Homemade Vegan Cookie Box and Festive Chocolate Bark. It makes a really impressive centrepiece to bring out to friends and family with a cup of tea or coffee. There are no strict rules about what you can put inside your cookie box, but these are firm favourites in my household!
If you are looking for more vegan festive inspiration, how about my:
- Chocolate Pecan Fudge Bars
- No-Bake Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Gummy Bear Rocky Roads
- Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups
- Cinnamon Apple Streusel Muffins
Festive Chocolate Bark (Vegan GF)
Rich and chocolatey bark made with only a few ingredients: dairy-free chocolate, peanut butter, mixed dried fruits and nuts and extra toppings like pretzels and festive sprinkles. An easy, fun and delicious snack.
- 250g dark chocolate
- 50g peanut butter
- 50g mixed dried fruit and nuts
- Extras: sprinkles, pretzels
- Melt the chocolate and pour into a parchment lined tray. Spread out evenly.
- Spoon over the peanut butter and drag a toothpick through to make swirls.
- Sprinkle over the mixed dried fruit and nuts some pretzels and sprinkles. Set in the fridge for 30-60 minutes or until set.
- Break up into 14 pieces. Store in the fridge.
Let me know what you think of this Homemade Vegan Cookie Box and Festive Chocolate Bark and how you fill your cookie box in the comments below. Tag me in your bakes, too, I love seeing them – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – please say hello!
With homemade cookie box love x