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Paleo Chocolate Cups

Louise | March 21
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Some days, you just need to eat some chocolate. Don’t worry, I’m not judging! The next time your chocolate craving hits, reach for these Paleo chocolate cups and indulge without overloading on sugar and artificial flavors. These chocolate cups are made using an easy two-step process. First the coconut filling is made by combining coconut butter with coconut oil and coconut sugar. Then, the filling is chilled until solid, so it can be coated in chocolate. If this seems like a lot of steps between you and chocolate, don’t worry, there’s only ten minutes of hands on prep work. Most of the time is spent chilling so it’s easy to whip up the filling, and leave it to chill while you do the laundry or go to the food store.

What is Coconut Sugar and Why Do We Like It?

Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the coconut palm tree. It is sometimes called coconut palm sugar, but it should not be confused with palm sugar which is made with the sap of other palm trees. Coconut and other palm sugars have a long history in South and Southeast Asian cuisine where they have been used in many preparations including kecap manis, or Indonesian sweet soy sauce.

Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index number than white sugar and contains minerals like potassium and calcium [1]. However, it is still a sugar and should be eaten in moderation.

Our Top Three Tips for Mess Free Chocolate Cups

  1. Use silicone – A silicone muffin pan will make removing your chocolate cups much easier. If you don’t have a silicone pan, you can use muffin liners to simplify this process and make removal from the pan easier.
  2. Chill out – Make sure your coconut butter filling is complete solid before you move on to the next step. This will decrease the likelihood of making a mess when coating with chocolate. It can be tempting to rush this step, but it’s worth the wait.
  3. Ditch the spoon – The easiest and cleanest way to fill and coat is to put your melted chocolate in a piping bag. If you don’t have one, a Ziploc bag with one corner cut off will work too.

More Coconut Recipes to Fulfill All Your Cravings

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Paleo Chocolate Cups #paleo

Paleo Chocolate Cups

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Coconut butter and dark chocolate are the perfect pairing in these chocolate cups.



  1. In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients together (coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar).
  2. Pour into 12 muffin cups (preferably silicone molds) and freeze for 1-2 hours until solid.
  3. Pop out of the molds.
  4. Melt the 70% dark chocolate pieces and pour a thin layer of the chocolate into the bottom of all 12 muffin cups.  Place the solid coconut butter discs back into the muffin cups and top with the rest of the melted chocolate.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 6 g


  • Calories: 199
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 2 g