Poop Chocolates



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These poop chocolates are so helpful for toddler constipation and made with only two simple ingredients: coconut oil and chocolate chips.

If you have a toddler struggling with constipation, you may want to try this poop chocolate recipe (aka constipation candy).

Our daughter went through a terrible phase of withholding and constipation when we started to potty train and these coconut oil poop chocolates have helped so much.

I do want to give a disclaimer that I’m not a medical professional and the information I’m sharing here shouldn’t be taken as medical advice. I am just a mom that is happy to share something that worked for my daughter because I know the struggle of dealing with a little one that can’t or doesn’t want to poop. It has caused us a lot of sleepless nights and tears!

Heart-shaped poop chocolates in a small white bowl.

Toddler Constipation

Let me start by saying that if your toddler is struggling with constipation, you’re not alone. As I mentioned, my daughter has struggled with it. Toddler constipation is very common and can occur for a variety of reasons. Here are a few contributing factors:

  1. Diet: What your toddler is eating will play a major role in their bowel movements. If their diet is low in fiber and/or fluids, it can lead to constipation. Specific foods can also contribute to constipation including processed snacks (which are typically low in fiber) and dairy products.
  2. Potty training: The pressure and stress of potty training can sometimes create or exasperate constipation and withholding issues in toddlers.
  3. Dehydration: Many toddlers don’t consume enough fluids (especially water) and dehydration can make poop harder and more difficult to pass.
  4. Withholding: Some toddlers may withhold their poop because they’ve had pain during a previous bowel movement or they’re anxious about using the potty. Withholding may lead to a buildup of stool, which makes the poop harder, larger and more difficult to pass. The withholding cycle can be so sad to watch because it really is painful for your kiddo to poop once they’re withheld.
  5. Lack of physical activity: Toddlers who are sedentary may experience constipation more frequently because regular physical activity helps stimulate bowel movements.

Of course there are other factors that may contribute to constipation including medical conditions so it’s always important to talk to your pediatrician if your child is experiencing constipation issues.

Four glass jars filled with different shaped poop chocolates.

How to Relieve Constipation

We tried everything under the sun to help our daughter get over the fear of pooping and manage her constipation. The first step was to talk with our pediatrician and she recommended MiraLAX, as many do. Through research I realized that there can be some adverse side effects with MiraLAX so I ultimately decided to try more natural remedies and I’m so glad I did because I found some things that worked wonders for us.

I’m actually working on another post to share our full experience and all the natural remedies we tried (coming soon), but in the meantime I had to share this easy recipe for poop chocolates that have helped us so much!

Heart-shaped poop chocolates falling out of a glass jar.

Coconut Oil for Constipation

While there is little scientific research on coconut oil and constipation, many people recommend it including Jamie Glowacki of Oh Crap! Potty training. She talks about the fact that although you might think increasing fiber is the solution for constipation, that’s not always the case and increasing healthy fat intake is even more important. The high-fat foods she recommends include coconut milk, coconut oil, avocado, grass-fed butter and olive oil. Added bonus: healthy fats are also great for brain development!

We’ve always incorporated plenty of healthy fats in Olivia’s diet and I have written about the health benefits of coconut oil for over a decade. Still, once I learned about coconut oil for constipation we started giving it to Olivia daily and it has been such a game-changer for her!

While some kiddos might be up for eating coconut oil by the spoonful, many aren’t so you have to get creative with ways to incorporate it. I have a ton of coconut oil recipes here on my site, but these poop chocolates have been the easiest option because Olivia loves them and I can make a big batch to have on hand for a few weeks.

Ingredients for the poop chocolates: chocolate chips and coconut oil.

Ingredients Needed

You only need two simple ingredients to make this constipation candy and you probably already have both in your pantry.

  • Chocolate chips – you can absolutely use whatever chocolate chips you have on hand, but I recommend using a dairy-free option because dairy is one food that can cause constipation. I like Enjoy Life chocolate chips because they don’t include any allergens, including dairy.
  • Coconut oil – I recommend using high-quality, unrefined extra virgin coconut oil.
A small syringe pouring melted chocolate into a heart-shaped silicone mold.

How to Make Poop Chocolates

Making these poop chocolates couldn’t be easier. Here’s the step-by-step process:

  1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. You can use a double boiler or the microwave for this.
  2. Pour melted mixture into a candy mold, ice cube tray or spread on a baking sheet to make bark, and then place in the fridge or freezer to set for about 20 minutes. Pop the candy out of the molds and enjoy!
Four silicone molds filled with melted chocolate to make poop chocolates.

What Mold To Use

I recommend using a silicone mold for small candies. They have a tendency to melt quickly in warm little hands so I like to keep the treats small. I found this pack of candy molds on Amazon and it works great. It comes in four different shapes (donuts, hearts, dinosaurs and gummy bears) and has a little dropper, which makes it easy to transfer the chocolate mixture.

A close up photo of heart-shaped poop chocolates falling out of a glass jar.

How Many Do I Serve to My Child?

The amount you give your little one will vary based on their needs, but I’ve found that 1 teaspoon of coconut oil daily does the trick for my daughter.

One batch of the poop chocolates has 24 tsp of coconut oil so you’ll want to see how many chocolates your molds make and then divide by 24 to see how many you need to make a teaspoon. If your batch makes 100 chocolates, you’ll serve 4 a day, which will equal to 1 teaspoon a day.

When Do I Serve These?

The time of day for serving these candies doesn’t really matter. We’re still in the phase of giving Olivia a special treat after she poops and these chocolates work great for that. She usually poops in the evening so that’s when she gets her poop chocolates.

How to Store

You’ll want to store these poop chocolates in your fridge or freezer. You can store them at room temperature, but be aware that they will melt if the temperature in your house is above 75°F. I keep ours in the fridge.

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Poop Chocolates

These poop chocolates are so helpful for toddler constipation and made with only two simple ingredients: coconut oil and chocolate chips.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Setting Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24



  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together, in a double boiler or the microwave.
  • Place mixture into a chocolate mold, ice cube tray or spread on a baking sheet to make bark, place in the fridge or freezer to set and serve.
  • You’ll want to store the chocolates in the fridge because they will melt at room temp.



  • For dairy-free chocolate chips I recommend using Enjoy Life chocolate chips. 


Serving: 1 chocolate | Calories: 58kcal | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poop chocolate
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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  1. 5 stars
    Just made for my little one! Excited to see if it works! Thank you for the recipe!!
    Have been trying to find alternatives to Miralax also!

    1. Ah yay! Hope they turn out great and give your little one some relief, Denise. Thank you for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  2. I laughed out loud while reading – what a perfectly descriptive name! I’m told I had constipation issues as a kid and can attest to how much of a struggle it was for my parents – when I have my own kiddos I’ll try these. Thanks for brightening my day!

      1. These are delicious! However my very picky 4 year old ate two then decided he didn’t like them. Ugh. We have been struggling with constipation for a year and are on a mission to get him moving consistently! He eats mostly fruit and crackers with just a touch of one meat. I have to stay on top of him to drink more water and its still probably not enough. Our pediatrician also recommended Miralax but I have seen its negative effects first hand and refuse to give it to my child. Have you written about what things you tried and what worked for your little one yet? If not would you be willing to share with me what worked for you?

        1. Hi! I’m so sorry to hear your kiddo is struggling with this. I definitely know how you feel! I haven’t pulled together everything in a blog post, but I do have this IG live you can check out where I share a bit more about our experience and what has worked for us. Hopefully that’s helpful for you!

    1. Hi Cortney! Yes, these work for adults as well, I would always recommend checking with your OB first, but I hope these help!

    1. YAY! I am so glad these are working out great for you, Phoebe. Thank you for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  3. Hi! how many would you give a 13 year old who struggles with constipation? Our dr is all for us giving this a try! Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Cassie – I am not sure, I have only given these to my 3 year old. But you could start with maybe 4 and see how that works? Let me know how these turn out, hope they are a hit!

  4. Hi,
    My little guy has a sensitivity to coconut, is there another oil that would work? Avocado oil perhaps? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kristin – Unfortunately, I don’t recommend subbing coconut oil in these, the coconut oil is what helps relieve the constipation. So sorry.