No Bake Fruit & Nut Chocolate Cup Cakes

Moreish, chocolate nut cup cakes – so very convenient with no need to bake.  No more to say than make and enjoy !

Makes 8 cup cakes


12 plain vegan Digestive biscuits (or vegan Graham crackers)
½ cup roasted nuts of your choice
3 Tbsp vegan margarine, or coconut oil if you prefer
¼ cup broken sweet sesame bars
the zest of an orange or a lemon
2 Tbsp sweetener of your choice (agave nectar or other)
100g dark chocolate mixed with
2 Tbsp coconut oil

1/3 cup of mixed dried cranberries and raisins


½ cup mixed unroasted nuts of your choice
cocoa powder for dusting 


Blast all the dried ingredients in your food processor until small crumbs form,  add margarine or coconut oil, and process until it forms a crumble  then spoon this into a medium sized bowl.

Now place your ½ cup of mixed nuts into the food processor, and process until chopped but not crumbs, as you will need some texture in the ‘cakes’. Stir these in to your biscuit mix, the mix should be very dense.

Meanwhile, melt your chocolate and coconut together, mix this up with a teaspoon, and then pour it onto your biscuit mix, together with the whole dried fruit, and mix thoroughly with a spoon until all is blended.

Using a teaspoon, fill the cups of a cup cake dish – either pre-greased or better still, use a silicone muffin/cup cake tin – and flatten the tops

Refrigerate overnight, or if you are in a hurry, freeze for well over an hour, and turn over.

Dust with cocoa powder before serving.

All recipes and content © Miriam Sorrell 2010




  1. Why xylitol? Any alternatives?

  2. Maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia all make good alternatives to sugar Joe, and most are healthier too ! (The magazine is ready but the platform we have chosen publish it after a week as they need to check the contents, just thought I’d let you know since I said it would be today, so will let you know and send you the link as and when). Best your way !

  3. Hi Very nice of ye and considerate too. Thanks
    I am making this shortly.

  4. Joe Hi, in part the recipe is based on the traditional Xmas log that so many people make for the Festive Season – but it’s healthier. Hope you enjoy it and love your pics, they are so wonderful and you can tell the food was made with much soul ! 🙂

  5. Hi Miriam
    Re sesame bars you make do use sugar cos I make mine with sugar. Can’t find subs.

  6. You can make them with Xylitol – it’s a healthy sugar substitute that you can buy from any health shop – mine was bought from Casa Natura Sliema, which is close to Tower Supermarket. 🙂

  7. Hi there
    I made these some time ago but did not make them as per recipe but shaped them in small pralines to share with friends. They were gobbled up in the blink of an eye. Pix in sep mail.

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