They look like peanut butter cups, but they are not filled with peanut butter! I slaved over titles for this killer easy chocolatey recipe, but still can’t come up with a name that sounds appealing for the concept of stuffing anything awesome into a chocolate cup.
The cups are incredibly easy to make. Makes 4 dozen plus a little bark.
Start with 2 bags of high quality dark chocolate chips (or any kind of chocolate pieces). We used Ghirardelli 60% cacao chocolate chips.
Melt, melt away in a double boiler (just a heat-proof bowl over simmering water)
Fill a mini muffin tin with paper liners and spoon about a teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom of each one. Wait just a minute or two for the chocolate to slightly cool, then start to add your fillings:
We chose four different fillings:
Coconut Butter + Coconut
About a teaspoon of coconut butter [either melted of flaked off] on the inside and coconut garnish on top
Fill to your heart’s desire! Garnish with a single chip.
For the walnut filling, combine about half a cup of chopped walnuts with 1 tablespoon of bourbon and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
Nuttzo + Sea Salt
Use any nut butter you like! About a teaspoon in each – and sea salt on top! We should have put sea salt on ALL of them because it was by far the best.
After filling the bottom with chocolate and putting in your filling, refrigerate these for about 5-10 minutes – until the chocolate is hard.
Then it’s time to add the top layer of chocolate. Fill until the stuffing is covered, and then top with your garnishes -
Put them in the fridge again for 10-15 minutes until chocolate is hard.
If you have any leftover chocolate, either put it straight into your mouth all melty and soft, OR make a little bark!
When your chocolate is hard, remove from muffin cup and platter up! [TWSS]
The flavor possibilities are endless! We almost did a crumbled bacon version – how good would that be!?
While you’re eating your chocolates, here’s some reading material. My mom writes the best cards!
Brussels sprouts > chocolate!