Crunchy, sweet oaty goodness – these homemade chocolate hobnobs tastes so much better than the ones you buy in the shops! 

Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs (Vegan Gluten-free)

Hobnobs used to be my guilty pleasure along with chocolate digestive biscuits. I could easily eat half a pack in one sitting. Once I started there was no stopping until I felt sick! 

I must admit that I haven’t had a hobnob in years, but I still remember exactly how delicious they taste! So crunchy and sweet. Since chocolate makes any dessert taste better in my opinion, it’s not a surprise that I like chocolate hobnobs even more. They’re dangerously addictive!

Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs (Vegan Gluten-free)

I came across a picture of a hobnob while browsing on Instagram and it hit me that I’ve never tried to recreate them. Why has it taken me this long to realise this?! I just had to give them a go. I had to make them a couple of times and play around with the ingredients and quantities before I was happy with the end result. I was on a mission to create a healthier hobnob that had the right crunchiness and sweetness!  

This version of homemade chocolate hobnobs is much healthier and they’re really easy to make. They only call for 7 ingredients that are easy to get hold of at most supermarket. 

These homemade chocolate hobnobs are:

  • Vegan 
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • High in fibre 
  • Made using only 7 ingredients
  • Crunchy 
  • And delicious! 

Not that just because this recipe is vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean you can go and eat the whole batch in one sitting. These biscuits still contain sugar (from the maple syrup), fats and calories, but if you’re going to indulge in a sweet treat, it might as well be something delicious that’s free from cholesterol and contains good ingredients like oats and ground almonds and no other unnecessary additives and preservatives. 

Homemade Chocolate Hobnobs (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Homemade dark chocolate covered Hobnobs. They’re both vegan gluten-free and only call for 7 ingredients!

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine British

Servings 10

Calories 212 kcal



  • 100g rolled oats*
  • 30g ground oats/oat flour**
  • 50g ground almonds***
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 80ml coconut oil melted
  • 80ml maple syrup
  • 70g dark chocolate**** melted


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/350F

  • In a bowl, mix together that oats, oat flour, ground almonds and salt.

  • Pour in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup.

  • Scoop onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and shape into equal sized biscuits.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool completely before adding the chocolate.

  • Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heat-proof bowl. Melt in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water (double boiler method).

  • Flip the biscuits (so the bottom is facing up) and spread the chocolate on top. Leave to set.


* use gluten-free oats to make the recipe gluten-free
** Rolled oats ground up into a fine flour in a high-speed blender
*** Ground almonds, not almond flour. I haven’t tried using almond flour to make this recipe as it’s difficult to get hold of in the UK. I can’t say whether almond flour would work the same. 
**** You can leave out the chocolate if you prefer, but I would highly recommend using it 😉 


Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 0.2mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg

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