Homemade Vegan Sno-Caps



themeSo maybe Sno-Caps chocolate weren’t the best candy item to make during Los Angeles’ hottest week of the year. I found photographing these puppies only enabled them to melt even quicker while being subjected to my extremely hot-as-a-donkey’s-butt kitchen (sorry Mom for the vulgar language–I know you are reading this, threatening me with a good mouth washing). I can’t help it. I’m a classless broad.


Just make sure that when you do set out to make these that your kitchen isn’t blistering like a sauna and you have plenty of cool air flowing. Maybe even wait until the chill of fall weather sets in your town. Just saying…

Place in a box and tote them with you to your next movie (I don’t know why but I always associate Sno-Caps as movie candy).


Homemade Vegan Sno-Caps
  • 5 Tb cocoa powder
  • 3 Tb coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp agave/maple syrup/sweetener of choice
  • dash of vanilla
  • vegan Sprinklez (nonpareils)
  1. Combine all the ingredients together (except for the sprinkles) in a small bowl.
  2. Allow to set for a couple of minutes in the fridge. You do not want it to completely set but you also don't want it be liquid-y. Give enough time for the coconut oil to harden up a little.
  3. Place in a Ziploc bag and cut a small snip out of one corner.
  4. One a parchment paper-line baking sheet make small circles with your chocolate.
  5. Immediately sprinkle with nonpareils.
  6. Allow to fully set in fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 515 Fat: 45g Saturated fat: 38g Unsaturated fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 39g Sugar: 23g Sodium: 7mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 5g


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  1. hey Cara,

    all the chocolates i make melt unless i keep them in the fridge. How can i make them so they are always solid? Maybe its just because i live in Florida? Do you keep yours cold?

    • That sounds familiar for me as well :) The chocolates I make from scratch have the tendency to melt easier than the store bought, which is why I keep mine in the fridge too. I think if you add more powdered sugar to the mix, this will allow it to set a little better but I think it will always be more melty, especially if you live in a place that is humid.

  2. YUmmmmmm!

  3. What brand of nonpareils did you use? I’ve been finding it hard to spot an ingredients list on most websites.

  4. Well aren’t these just the cutest?? These remind me of the movie theatre :)

  5. Hi

    snow caps I haven’t eaten snow caps since I was a child. They are definately going to be on my TREATS TO DO list.. THANKS!!! :)

  6. Viv Cutler says:

    You So Rock!!!!

  7. I think you are pretty darn classy! Now give me candy, please! 😉

  8. That was not as vulgar as I thought it would be!!!! But I knew Mom would respond with her trusty “LifeBoy” line. Gosh, I love you and miss you more than my luggage!!!!! Xoxo PS – never been a fan of those snow caps but I want some of your Veganized rolos!!!! Yummmmm

  9. Aaaaaah beautiful!!! Now, to simply try it without sugar. I wonder if honey would hold it together well enough? Thank you for the inspiration and lovely original recipe! Much love to you!

  10. Sno-Caps are definitely movie candy, he he! They look delicious.

    Fall has set in in Northwestern PA, I think these would be safe from melting in my kitchen.

  11. ah man.. every year i learn new candy names from ya :) the only candy we grew up eating was hard candy with random or milk chocolate bars:)

  12. oops! Sorry for spelling your name wrong!

  13. I gave you a shout out on my blog today because i am LOVING your candy-theme for vegan MoFo. Seriously Kara, you make the best candy EVER.

  14. Yay I love these :) nice to see a vegan version!

  15. Sprinklez. I just want to say that over and over again. Sprinklez. Kinda like “Precious, where is my Precious?” Looks like my Christmas To Do list has begun.

  16. Awww…these make me think of my grandma. They were her favorite. I like them too, of course. So cute.

  17. i used to love snow caps. these look awesome and so simple!

  18. Your Biggest Fan! says:

    Now I want to go to the movies where I used to get sno-caps all the time! -That’s why:-)
    And…..get out the LifeBoy!


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