Chocolate Peda | How to Make Chocolate Peda

by Rachna

Chocolate is a huge weakness of mine. And I mostly prefer the dark, decadent variety. And though I love making the traditional desserts around Diwali, a chocolaty twist is definitely very welcome. So I experimented with these incredibly easy pedas and added chocolate and walnuts to them. They have turned out gorgeous! The kids and husband absolutely loved them. And all it takes is 15 minutes of cooking time. Even if you are a newbie cook, you can’t go wrong with this one. So whether you make it as a sweet treat or a Diwali surprise, the chocolate walnut pedas will blow your mind away.

Here’s my easy step-by-step recipe of how to make chocolate peda:

Chocolate Walnut Peda Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is one of the coolest mithai recipes that you can make Try this super simple chocolate walnut peda this Diwali and delight your friends and family.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings 18 people
Calories 119 kcal


  • 400 g. Khoya or Mawa I used Milky Mist
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder I used Hershey’s
  • 15 walnuts coarsely powdered


  • Cut khoya into pieces. Add sugar to it and heat it in a kadhai till it dissolves well.
  • Now add 3 tbsp. of cocoa powder and mix well. Turn off the heat and add powdered walnuts. Mix well.
  • Keep aside to cool down. When relatively cool and easy to work with, made peda shapes and add one walnut piece in the centre for garnish.
  • Store these pedas in the fridge.
  • Chocolate walnut pedas are delectable and ready to eat.


  • Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste. I prefer medium sweetness.
  • Use unsweetened good quality khoya and cocoa.
  • You can use other nuts if you like though chocolate and walnut is a classic combination.
  • You can expedite cooling of the khoya mixture by putting it in the fridge. Else it takes a good half an hour to cool adequately.
  • Do not cook cocoa for long or it will get bitter. Hence it was added at the end and hardly on the fire for about a minute.


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Walnut Peda Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Step-by-step Pictures

Hope you try this easy recipe and delight everyone at home and your friends with this chocolate walnut peda.

Break khoya into pieces and take in a kadhai.



Add sugar to khoya and heat on low heat.

Once the khoya and sugar has dissolved, add in the cocoa and mix well.

Look at that rich chocolate sheen.

Add in the powdered walnuts and mix after taking off from the fire.

Form pedas when the mixture has cooled down adequately. Your special Diwali chocolate pedas are ready to be eaten. The real challenge will be in not eating them all at once. 🙂

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Shailaja V -

Chocolate recipe on the birthday ? Very smart ?

This reminds me of the chocolate pedas my aunt used to make using Khoya. Pretty similar recipe and now I am all nostalgic ?

I make another variant of this using dessicated coconut instead of cocoa. It’s a BIG hit. Thanks for the reminder. Will make that and try making this one for Diwali this time. Pictures are so drool-worthy!

Happy birthday once again and enjoy the chocolaty indulgence ?

Vinitha -

That looks delicious, Rachna! I will try out this recipe as soon as I get khoya. I’m sure my kids will love it. Thanks for sharing such yummy recipes. ?

Rajlakshmi -

This is what happiness is made of. I want one so bad. You are giving me some serious cravings ?

Nabanita Dhar -

This seems easy, something even I can do. Will try someday.

Aditi Kaushiva -

Yum. Yum. Yum.
Definitely making this! ?

Soumya Prasad -

I prefer the dark decadent variant of chocolate. While I still like white chocolate, I’m not a fan of milk chocolate.

This recipe seems so simple and I can already imagine the variant I can make with this base recipe. Thank you so much for this recipe, Rachna.


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