This homemade chocolate vegan advent calendar is super simple to make, and full of 24 homemade chocolates! Completely dairy free and better than store bought!

Homemade Vegan Advent Calendar (Dairy Free!)

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Better Than Store Bought Vegan Advent Calendar

What better way to countdown the days until Christmas than with chocolate every day?! This time of year, you can find most of the grocery stores filling up with store bought advent calendars with milk chocolates behind every door.

Unfortunately, most, if not all, of these store bought advent calendars are not vegan nor dairy free. And the vegan advent calendars I’ve found available on the web just don’t seem that appealing.

Enter in the best homemade vegan advent calendar that’s filled with chocolate candies behind every door! This vegan advent calendar is actually super easy (and really fun!) to make, and what’s more, you get to choose which vegan chocolate you use (use dark chocolates, support local chocolatiers, choose Fair Trade and organic, etc.!), and you can make them fancy by filling each chocolate with a surprise topping or add-in!

This is the best vegan advent calendar that’s super fun for kids and adults; and way better than the alternative advent calendars (which tend to be more expensive anyways!)!

homemade advent calendar ideas with chocolate

How to make a homemade advent calendar

Before we start making our homemade vegan advent calendars, we’ll need to gather some supplies. 

Supplies needed:

  • Your favorite vegan dairy-free chocolate (more on that below!)
  • Candy wrappers: I used Wilton’s tinfoil candy wrappers.
  • Christmas themed chocolate molds: I purchased these chocolate molds from Amazon. They have Christmas tree molds, gingerbread molds, stockings, and more!
  • Empty Advent Calendar: I purchased this wooden advent calendar from Amazon for only $26. 
  • Your favorite chocolate toppings (suggestions below!)
DIY advent calendar supplies

Once you’ve gathered your supples, lets get to making these fun treats!

To make a homemade advent calendar:

  1. Melt your favorite vegan chocolate.
  2. You can do this either via stovetop or the microwave.

  3. Spread a spoonful just to cover the base of the chocolate mold.
  4. Fill the chocolates.

  5. Then add in a 1/2 tsp of your desired filling or topping (if using puffed rice to create a “crunch bar” chocolate, just fill the entire mold!). Top with chocolate.
  6. Freeze:

  7. Chill the chocolates in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Wrap!

  9. Wrap each chocolate individually, placing them face down onto the wrapper, then store them randomly into your Advent Calendar.
  10. Unwrap and enjoy!

  11. On the First of December, start unwrapping your chocolate treats and enjoy!
how to make a vegan advent calendar

Is chocolate vegan?

Some chocolate brands are vegan, and some are not. The biggest ingredient to look out for is if it contains milk. My absolute favorite brand of chocolate is Pascha Chocolate. Not only are they entirely vegan and organic all of the time, but they also really focus on Fair Trade practices.

They have a variety of chocolates, including vegan milk chocolate, sugar free chocolate, vegan white chocolate, 100% dark chocolate, and several different grades of dark chocolate. So many options! They have many allergen free options that are not only nut-free but soy-free as well (and of course everything is cruelty free!). 

I know that Valrhona Chocolate, whom I also love, is coming out with their very first vegan chocolate! Another good brand is Enjoy Life- they make great vegan chocolate.

You can, of course, make your own chocolate at home using cocoa butter and cocoa powder…however, it might not be as stable at room temperature!

Vegan topping ideas to add to your chocolate:

Now let’s get to the fun part: making different flavors for your vegan advent calendar! You can make toffee crunch chocolates, caramel chocolates, even vegan white chocolates! Here are some of my favorite homemade advent calendar ideas:

Fillings:

  • Speculoos (or Biscoff) cookie butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Coconut butter (for nut free!)
  • Vegan caramel
  • Raspberry jam (or any fruit spread!)
  • Almond butter
filled vegan chocolate with cookie butter

Stir-ins (stir these into the melted chocolate before filling your chocolate molds!):

  • Puffed rice cereal (which creates a gluten-free vegan “crunch bar”!)
  • Sea salt (to be sprinkled on top
  • Cocoa nibs
  • Vegan sprinkles
  • Cinnamon
  • Candied ginger
  • Orange zest

The options are endless!

You’re just going to love this homemade vegan advent calendar. I personally made a dark chocolate advent calendar and filled mine with the homage vegan Crunch bars, cookie butter and raspberry filled chocolates. It’s such a dream!

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Homemade Vegan Advent Calendar (Dairy Free!)

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Homemade Vegan Advent Calendar (Dairy Free!)

The Easiest Homemade Vegan Advent Calendar (Dairy Free!)


Description

This homemade chocolate vegan advent calendar is super simple to make, and full of 24 homemade chocolates! Completely dairy free and better than store bought!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 24 ounces vegan chocolate of choice
  • Vegan fillings & stir ins (see notes)

Supplies:


Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate: Melt your favorite vegan chocolate, either via stove top or microwave in increments and in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Fill the mold: Spread a spoonful just to cover the base of the chocolate mold. Then add in a 1/2 tsp of your desired filling or topping (if using puffed rice to create a “crunch bar” chocolate, just fill the entire mold!). Top with chocolate.
  3. Freeze: Chill the chocolates in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Wrap: Wrap each chocolate individually, placing them face down onto the wrapper.
  5. Storage: Because this is homemade chocolate, I recommend storing the chocolates in the fridge, so as not to spoil. Before surprising your kids, you can pop a random chocolate into the day that it’s for, and they can open them!
  6. Enjoy! On the First of December, start unwrapping your chocolate treats and enjoy!

Notes

Vegan Chocolate I recommend: Pascha chocolate

Stir ins: Puffed rice cereal (which creates a gluten-free vegan “crunch bar”!), Sea salt (to be sprinkled on top), Cocoa nibs, Vegan sprinkles, Cinnamon, Candied ginger, Orange zest

Fillings: Speculoos (or Biscoff) cookie butter, Cashew butter, Peanut butter, Coconut butter (for nut free!), Vegan caramel, Raspberry jam (or any fruit spread!), Almond butter

Homemade Vegan Advent Calendar (Dairy Free!)