Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    Are you ready for your eco-Carnival party? You have dressed your children with the DIY costumes that we have recommended such as the one from sheep, quick and easy to build: black trousers, a black t-shirt covered with cotton wool or white wool and that's it! You have also made an innovative papier-mâché mask with your own hands, using old ones to make it newspaper or old magazines, you already have in mind how to decorate your house in green style with confetti by recycled paper but… you still don't know which one typical carnival sweet open the festivities.

    If you are among those who follow a vegan diet, but do not want to give up the sweets of carnival, here it is 7 simple vegan recipes, free of products of animal origin, which you could prepare for your party, even more delicious and genuine if made using organic and zero-kilometer products:

    1 Neapolitan Fried Struffoli

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    - struffoli are a typical Neapolitan dessert, perhaps invented at the time of Magnagrecia, and in fact the name struffolo derives from the Greek word "strongoulos pristòs" or cut ball. Eliminating for the dough the eggs, using for the preparation only products of vegetable origin, fried and decorated with colored sugared almonds (make sure they are not with artificial colors or contain animal fats), icing sugar or maple syrup will surely be the animators of the party if placed in the center of your colorful table.

    2 Baked Carnival Krapfen

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    Tasty, soft and with a sweet filling of organic jam or chocolate, the Donuts or even said Donut, of Austrian origin, it is the typical dessert ofCarnival of Trentino Alto Adige. Usually fried, it can also be prepared in the oven to make you lick your fingers anyway while remaining lighter.

    3 Chiacchiere or Frappe

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    Typical dessert of the Lombard tradition, le Chatter di Carnival they change name from region to region. For example, in the north and south they are generally called by their original name, but in Mantua and its surroundings they take the name of instead lettuce, in Tuscany they are called Cenciin Trentino grostoli, in Liguria Lies, in your city hit.

    But even if you call by different names, you realize with products of plant and natural origin, such as water, oil, fruit, or maple syrup yogurt soy, even prepared in abundant quantities will never be too many.

    4 Sweet baked ravioli

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    Like gossip also i sweet ravioli we find them, for this bizarre party, in the cuisine of different regions of your country, each with its own variant such as thepanzerottivaldostani potatoes are used in the mixture, or i Umbrian ravioli stuffed with ricotta.

    Usually fried, baked with jam or even stuffed and even covered with chocolate and always prepared following our vegan recipes, without the use of products of animal origin, these sweet ravioli should absolutely not be missing at your party of this eco- carnival 2011.

    5 damselfish

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    Widespread in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in Emilia your city and in your city, castagnole are one of the best known and most enjoyed typical sweets during the Carnival period. Also in this case, to make them in a vegan version you have to make some changes to the original recipe, inserting ingredients of vegetable origin.

    6 Carnival confetti

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    Easy to prepare because there is no need for cooking and particularly suitable for children's carnival parties, they can also be prepared for the older ones, just add a few drops of liqueur to the dough, also made in this case without the use of ingredients of animal origin. .


    • 50g of bitter cocoa
    • 50g of oil
    • 1 pack of crumbled dry biscuits
    • 100g powdered sugar
    • 1 cup soya milk
    • 1 glass of vermouth or sherry

    To decorate

    • colored sprinkles (be careful that they are not with artificial colors or that they contain animal fats)
    • coconut flour
    • chopped hazelnuts (also here be careful that it does not contain animal fats)


    Put the crumbled biscuits in a bowl, add the cocoa, sugar, oil and liqueur (if you want to make them for children too, divide the portions in half and prepare two different doughs in one of which you will not put the liqueur).

    Mix everything, adding the cold milk a little at a time until you have a compact dough.

    Shape into balls with your hands and pass them some in the colored sprinkles, others in the coconut flour and the rest in the chopped hazelnuts. Arrange them on a tray alternating the colors and obviously be careful not to confuse those for children from those for adults.

    Leave in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

    7 Black pudding

    Carnival sweets: 7 vegan recipes

    And finally the Black pudding is an ancient chocolate-based Carnival cake, originally from Calabria, Campania and Basilicata, which in the past it was made with the addition of pig's blood (hence the name blood sausage). Today the recipe has changed (also because the use of pig's blood has been banned) and many chefs delight in proposing the most bizarre and original variations.

    In line with our vegan style, we at offer it in a tasty recipe, simple to make and above all without products of animal origin, also suitable for the many people who are intolerant to cow milk, just follow the instructions.

    There is something for all palates, young and old, but above all tastes so, without fear of trying your hand at preparing our recipes, finished in the kitchen, enjoy this crazy and cheerful Carnival!

    Gloria Mastrantonio

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