Zero Waste Recipe: No Bake Vegan Chocolate Bites

If you have a sweet tooth like me, you always appreciate the taste of chocolate. While I do prefer organic chocolate, even that comes in a wasteful wrapper. What’s a girl to do? Well, thankfully I’ve devised a zero waste recipe for no bake vegan chocolate bites and it’s absolutely amazing. Because this recipe is vegan and no bake, it only takes an hour or so to make (and most of that hour is spent waiting for the chocolate to harden in the freezer). It’s only got 3 ingredients (cocoa, coconut oil and maple syrup) making it extra easy and extra healthy. Gift them to give your sweetie on Valentine’s Day (or eat them by yourself, watching some Netflix – I don’t judge). Either way they’ll be sure to please. What more could you ask for?


No Bake Vegan Chocolate Bites
Zero Waste Recipe

no bake vegan chocolate bites

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (I bought mine in a glass jar from the grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (I got mine in a aluminum tin and transferred the leftover cocoa to a glass jar, then recycled the tin)
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup (came in a glass jar – bought from my local farmers market)

Note: Try to buy organic ingredients, whenever possible, for a healthier, higher quality treat. Also, if you can get your ingredients in bulk, great. If not, do your best to get it in easily reusable/recyclable containers. 

no bake vegan chocolate bites


  1. Make sure the coconut oil is melted (not solid) before you begin. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together. Stir for a few minutes to remove any lumps of cocoa.
  2. Spoon the chocolate into the molds of your choice. I used cute silicone molds I’ve had for a long time (got them off Amazon – they’re shaped like flowers and hearts!) but you can use anything. 
  3. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours, or until completely solid. Pop them out of the molds, then transfer over to a glass jar. You can gift them (these make adorable Valentine’s Day gifts by the way), or just eat them yourself. Who says you gotta share? 

    no bake vegan chocolate bites

    That’s it! These no bake vegan chocolate bites are absolutely delicious. You’ll fall in love with them just because they’re ridiculously simple to make too. Also, feel free to get creative with this recipe and switch it up a bit – try adding some crushed nuts (almonds/walnuts work well) or fruit to the mix. The choice is really up to you.

    Storing options:

    I recommend keeping these chocolate bites in the fridge at all times. I put them in an empty glass jar. If you want to gift them to someone, feel free to put them in a jar and decorate it however you like. Or, put the chocolates in an empty little gift box.

    Would you give this zero waste recipe a try? Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see me make and share on future blog posts! 

    By Ariana Storniolo (Palmieri)

    Ariana Storniolo is the founder of Greenify-Me, a blog dedicated to zero waste and sustainability. Her work has also been featured on Going Zero Waste, Green Matters, Mother Earth Living and several other online publications.

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