Add a zing to your Diwali celebrations with these edible chocolate Diyas. The most delicious part of this recipe is its filling which takes its looks as well as taste to an altogether different level.

Before I reveal what actually is this filling, any guesses as to what it is?


Edible Chocolate  Diyas

Edible Chocolate diyas

My day is made when my son Siddharth gets overjoyed seeing these Diyas. Being a chocolate fan, he, of course, likes to gobble these but at the same time doesn’t forget to compliment me that these look so real.

Despite having a variety of beautiful electrical lights, Diwali is incomplete without Diyas. No matter how much we illuminate our house and surroundings by electrical lights, for Pooja purposes we light Diyas and candles only.

Lighting Diyas is fine but what about eating Diyas? Yes, here I am talking of edible Diyas.


How To Make

These Chocolate Diyas are actually made of khoya/mawa to which cocoa powder is added to give the colour of clay. And then this is given the shape of Diya. The recipe is simple but it amuses everyone.

They look so real that no one easily believes it is edible. If you tell them, they would first look in despair, pick up, roll it all over, take a very tiny bit first… trying to ensure that no prank is being played on them. Once in the mouth, they would be amazed by the taste as well with the idea.

I made these Diyas inspired by Sushma Iyer’s edible Diyas but followed an altogether different recipe. Using this recipe, I normally make chocolate laddoos, especially on Ganesh Chaturthi. The same laddoos have been given the shape of Diyas and they look amazing.

Edible Diyas / Chocolate Diyas

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Edible Chocolate Diya

Edible Chocolate Diya

Edible Chocolate Diya

Edible Chocolate Diya

Edible Chocolate Diya
Edible Chocolate Diya
Edible Chocolate Diyas


For Pineapple Sauce

Pineapple Sauce

Pineapple Sauce

Pineapple Sauce



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Edible Chocolate Diyas

Edible Chocolate Diyas, with a delicious filling, add a special zing to the festival of lights, Diwali.


For Diyas

  • 1 Cup 120 g Milk Powder
  • 1/2 Cup 120 ml Milk, At Room Temperature
  • 60 g 1/2 Cup Powdered Rock Sugar (Mishri)
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder


  • In a pan, put ghee, milk powder and milk. Make a smooth paste and add powdered rock sugar to it.
  • Stirring continuously, cook this mix on the medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes till it leaves sides.
  • Take 1 Tbsp of this mix and keep it aside. This white part will be used for making wicks.
  • Add cocoa powder to the remaining mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Switch off the gas stove and let the mix cool down a little. It will be paste-like at this stage.
  • As it cools down, it will thicken up, like a dough.
  • Knead this dough for 3 to 4 minutes so that it turns glossy.
  • Take a small portion, roll it like a ball and then give it the shape of Diya.
  • Make wicks using the white khoya mix.
  • Keep wicks in the diyas and enjoy.

For the Filling of Pineapple Sauce

  • Puree Chopped pineapple. Cook it with powdered rock sugar
  • Dissolve rice flour or cornflour in water and add to this puree.
  • Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes till it thickens slightly. It will thicken more as it cools down so do not cook for long.
  • Fill it in Diyas.


  1. You can use readymade/homemade khoya (Mawa) in place of milk powder and milk.
  2. Use any sweetener of your choice but ensure that it is white or off-white in color otherwise, wicks will not look real.
  3. Make wicks of different lengths and thicknesses to give them a real look.
  4. After cooking (and even after mixing cocoa powder), it will be in paste form, not possible to give any shape. But as it cools down it becomes dough-like and can be shaped into anything.
  5. Give these the shape of laddoos/Modak and use them for Ganesh Chaturthi.


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Happy Celebrations to you all…


8 Responses

  1. U r amazing…this recipe is a must try. Just wanna know if it’s ok to substitute fresh mawa instead of the one with milk powder..

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