Johan’s No-Bake Chocolate Bars

Our kids love cooking, they love chocolate bars and most of all, they love making a mess and you will agree it’s fun. This recipe, Johan’s No-Bake Chocolate Bars, came home from school and the little ones were super-excited to try it out. You only use one pot so we didn’t mind and it is easy enough that they could do most of it.

johan's no-bake chocolate bars


½ cup milk

½ cup cocoa

225g butter

2 cups sugar

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup desiccated coconut


  1. Add the milk, cocoa, butter and sugar to the pot and bring to boil. Stir continuously until the sugar dissolves. Let it boil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients while it is still hot.
  3. Spoon the mixture into your container and allow to cool. We left ours in the fridge overnight.
  4. Cut and enjoy.

Milk and chocolate bar 2

Obviously, you will need to give a hand with the cooking part on the stove, but the little people can do all the stirring and spooning. The licking of the bowl is, of course, a sacred event. We had a lot of fun making these and will be on the look out for more kid-friendly recipes. This recipe makes about 24 bars.

The benefits of having your kids in the kitchen are endless.

  1.  You get to spend time with them.
  2. They get to practice their math skills.
  3. They learn to cook.
  4. They learn about processes.
  5. They learn to follow instructions.
  6. They learn about cause-and-effect.
  7. They get to tidy the kitchen after the baking.
  8. You all get to lick the bowl.
  9. It’s fun.

We hope you enjoy the recipe and the time with the kids in the kitchen. Grab a camera and make sure you get lots of shots of those chocolate covered cheeks.

If you make this recipe, make sure to tag us!

Happy baking.


Johan no bake chocolate bar pin

One Response to Johan’s No-Bake Chocolate Bars

  1. Charlene says:

    Looks delicious, will jave to give it a try!!

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