No-bake vegan chocolate bombs

We love having a chocolate dessert every once in a while. When we do, we try to keep it as healthy (and as easy) as possible. So here’s a recipe for a no-bake, delicious treat you can make with your little ones.

Careful, it’s a sticky situation!

Ingredients (makes 10/12 bombs)

  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • 1/2 cup crushed, raw cashews
  • 2 vegan chocolate bars
  • 1/2 cup liquified coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground lavender (optional)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Prep time

  • 10 minutes

Cooking time

  • 15 minutes (in freezer)

Total time (prepping + cooking)

  • 25 minutes


  • Chop the chocolate bars, put into a glass bowl and microwave on low heat, for 2 minutes.
  • Melt your coconut oil in a glass bowl by microwaving it as well, on low heat, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything thoroughly with your hands.
  • Cover a pan or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make bombs by hand, of the size you prefer.
  • Set in the pan/on the sheet and freeze for about 15 minutes.

Of special notice

  • If you don’t have vegan chocolate bars at home, or if they are not easy to come by, you can simply mix 1 cup of unsweet cocoa powder with an extra 1/2 cup of liquified coconut oil.
  • You can crush your cashews in a regular coffee grinder, set on low speed, for a few seconds. You don’t want to the grind the nuts, but just crumble them.
  • You can store leftover bombs (if there are any!) in the freezer. They keep fragrant and crunchy for at least 2 weeks.
Michelle Calcatelli

Michelle Calcatelli

Hi there! My name is Michelle. I'm an American living in Italy, mom of two girls, a lover of travel, music and good food shared with loved ones. I am a freelance grant writer and a former agricultural development practitioner, having worked mostly in rural Africa for 18 years. I look forward to creating a space here - with your help - where we can exchange dreams, ideas and kindness to start shaping a better tomorrow.

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