No Bake Chocolate Swiss roll

June 17, 2019mayurisjikoni
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I joined FoodieMonday/Bloghop in March 2016 when their #31st theme was Fusion Thandai Recipes. I remember I was really struggling to figure out what to prepare for the theme and also how will I portray myself as a new member. What I found very quickly was that the members of the group were very friendly and helpful. Today we’re on our #200th theme and I’ve come a long way, more confident, have improved on how I write my blog posts, how I take photographs of the prepared dish, learnt about other Indian cuisines and also know the members and a bit about their families.   Many old members have left and new ones have joined. With some its now a lasting friendship though we still have not met each other and some I have met during my visits to India. 

We have reached our #200th theme and it definitely calls for some celebration. Three weeks ago discussions took place over what we should do to celebrate in style. By no means are we meeting in one place to hold these discussions as we have a member in the US, one in Canada, one in Ireland, one in Singapore, the rest in India and I in Mombasa or more appropriately for now, travelling around the world. So how do we decide or  or discuss? Our best friend is our WhatsApp group. Yes that’s our main way to connect. After much discussion we decided that we should cook from each others blog. How to go about that, as each member should have someone cooking from their blog. We came up with the idea of a robin round method where we start alphabetically. Each member has to cook from the blog of the member after them alphabetically. In that order after me is Poonam.

Poonam blogs at Annapurna. She has a variety of recipes ranging from soups and starters to desserts. Her Maharashtrian dishes are what I frequently refer to whenever I need any ideas to make a Maharashtrian dish. I also like the number of thalis that she has on the blog. I have over time bookmarked quite a few recipes from her blog so choosing what to make from her blog was not too difficult. The tussle was between the No Bake Chocolate Swiss Roll or the Ratalyacha Kees. You can make out from the title which one won. I’ve already made Gulachi Poli from her blog and the poli was absolutely delicious. Ratalyacha Kees will have to wait for a while.What I like about Poonam’s recipes is that they all have a step wise method which makes it so easy to follow them. 

Why did I decide to make the No bake Chocolate Swiss roll? Well, its celebration time and I wanted to make something sweet. I’m in Calgary at my sister in law’s place. I wanted to make a sweet dish that didn’t take too long and also something that my niece and nephew would enjoy. Anarsa is still on the list to try out when I have more time and my own kitchen. 

So without further ado let’s get to the recipe. I had to make a few variations according to the ingredients available. I decided to add my own touch to her recipe. I used orange zest as my flavoring as I love chocolate and orange flavor and also because I used dark chocolate. I also used melted chocolate and milk as I didn’t have chocolate sauce. Though my rolls did not come out as neatly as hers, as probably I’m not as patient as her, the overall taste of the rolls are delectable.

no bake chocolate swiss roll

no bake chocolate swiss roll 1

no bake chocolate swiss roll 2


Recipe Source: Annapurna

About 15-16 pieces

Ingredients for the chocolate dough:

2 cups (200g) biscuit crumbs, I used digestive biscuits

½ cup desiccated coconut

1 tbsp instant coffee

¼ cup melted chocolate, I used dark chocolate

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp butter

8-10 tbsp milk

Ingredients for the filling:

½ cup desiccated coconut

¼ cup powdered sugar

1 tsp butter

1 tsp orange zest (grated orange rind)

extra butter for greasing

  1. In a bowl mix crumbs, coffee powder and cocoa powder.
  2. Add butter and rub into the crumbs.
  3. Add milk little by little to make a dough that is not too hard or soft.
  4. Roll a small piece and press it gently. It should not crack.
  5. If it cracks add a bit more milk.
  6. Now prepare the filling. Mix desiccated coconut, sugar, orange zest and butter.
  7. Take a sheet of parchment paper and smear it with butter, lightly.
  8. Take the chocolate dough, place it on the greased paper.
  9. Take another parchment paper and place it over the dough.
  10. Roll the chocolate dough into a square of about 8 to 9 inches by 8-9 inches. Basically make it thin.
  11. Remove the top parchment paper.
  12. Spread the desiccated coconut mixture over it.
  13. Press it down gently using a spatula.
  14. With the help of the parchment paper, roll it up as tightly as you can.
  15. Cover it with the parchment paper and leave it in the fridge so that it becomes a little hard.
  16. Remove from the fridge and cut into slices, each about ½” in thickness or less.
  17. Serve as a dessert or as a sweet treat.


  • I used sweetened coconut so I didn’t add the sugar.
  • You can use ready made chocolate sauce. If you do so then reduce the amount of milk you use.
  • Add flavoring of your choice.
  • Some of the slices cracked as my chocolate dough became dry. I simply rolled them up into balls.

Pin for Later:

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A little request:

If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

You may want to check out some of my previous FoodieMonday posts:

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Blog post

Pistachio and Rose Cake

Blog post


Kesar Sooji Phirni with Mango Jelly

Sharing this recipe with the following event:

200th celebration



  • poonampagar

    June 17, 2019 at 8:48 am

    You have done full justice to the dish di ! I love how you have given a personal touch to these rolls and managed to post while you travel. The rolls look delectable and I hope your niece and nephew liked them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 5:42 am

      I really enjoyed trying out this recipe Poonam. The whole family finished it in a matter of minutes. We took it for our picnic as dessert. Next I will try it with the more finer coconut we get in India and Kenya. Here I had used slightly coarse coconut.

  • FoodTrails

    June 17, 2019 at 9:42 am

    These no bake chocolate rolls look absolutely inviting… fuss free and quite easy to make.. I love such no bake recipes which are kids favorite too.. also, love the flavours here.. chocolate and orange coffee and coconut.. so delish !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

      Thanks Swati, adding coffee makes it taste so different.

  • The Girl Next Door

    June 17, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    These No Bake Chocolate Swiss Rolls are one of my most favourite desserts ever! Yours look simply beautiful.

    Congratulations to all of us on the 200th edition of Foodie Monday Blog Hop!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 5:40 am

      Thanks Priya.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    June 18, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    This looks like a perfect no bake dessert with handy ingredients. I would give this a try for my neice and nephew in India. They are chocolate lovers. I like the way you have presented it as welll and those layers are quite distinct.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 5:35 am

      Thank you so much Renu, I’m sure your niece and nephew will love it.

  • Batter Up With Sujata

    June 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Roll looks so tempting Mayuri. I also love the chocolate and orange mixed flavour. Can’t wait to try it. Loved this kids favourite recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 4:52 am

      Thanks Sujata, when I made them, its the adults who finished it on the same day!.

  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    June 20, 2019 at 6:33 am

    chocolate swiss rolls here di looks utterly delicious and noone can deny to have these… so neatly n perfectly you have prepared these !!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 4:52 am

      Thanks Sasmita.

  • Vasusvegkitchen

    June 20, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Chocolate Swiss roll looks very tempting and perfect , loved its filling with coconut and the flavor of orange. I never tried no bake recipes, Urs Swiss roll making me to try to soon 😋. No age limit, everyone loves to have it..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 24, 2019 at 4:51 am

      Thanks Aruna, we all loved it and its so easy to make.

      1. themadscientistskitchen

        July 13, 2019 at 1:00 am

        Absolutely love this dish of no bake swiss rolls. I thought I had commented on this post but looks like it has not gone through. Anyway wanted to tell you I love the rolls absolutely love the background board with the design on it.

      2. mayurisjikoni

        July 19, 2019 at 9:50 am

        Thank you so much Archana, the rolls are so easy to make and background board is actually a tray.

  • preethi76

    June 30, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Congrats on the 200th Post!! These no bake chocolate swiss rolls look so tempting.We have so many recipes to try from each other’s blog.So glad to be a part of this wonderful group who are always encouraging and we are constantly learning and supportive of each other.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 3, 2019 at 7:02 am

      Thanks Preethi so much.And yes we’re constantly learning from each other.

  • Jolly

    July 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

    These no bake chocolate rolls look absolutely delicious. I love such no bake & easy simple recipes which are kids and mine favourite too. I love the combination of flavours which you used chocolate with orange zest and coconut.. so delish !!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

      Thanks Jolly, orange coconut and chocolate is a deadly combination for a chocolate lover like me.

  • shobhakeshwani

    July 6, 2019 at 5:26 am

    These rolls look so attractive and easy to make.. Must be so delicious too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Shobha and for me anything with coconut is delicious.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    July 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Oh my… these are so amazing I cannot take my eyes of these beauties. The swirls are so perfect and yumm chocolatety.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Thank you so much Seema.

  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    July 10, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Congrats on your 200th post 🙂 I had tried these no bake rolls a couple of years ago, and loved how easy and delicious it turned out! Your rolls looks perfect, love the addition of orange zest! Nicely done 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Thank you so much Freda.

  • Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille)

    July 10, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    these are so pretty and the filling sounds so delicious!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Mireille.

  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    July 11, 2019 at 12:07 am

    These no bake rolls are simply delicious, I remember my daughter had made them while she was in high school as theme was no bake, when she brought them home, my son gobbled all of them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Thanks Jagruti.

  • Sandhya

    July 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    These rolls look delish and I love the idea of no bake in this summer heat!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      July 19, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Thanks Sandhya and they are so easy to make.

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