Coconut Chocolate Cups (GF)

By Shiran

Addictive mini coconut cups filled with chocolate ganache—made with only 6 ingredients!

Coconut Chocolate Cups (GF)

While Passover is still far ahead of us, my family has already started the dinner preparations. After all, you have to plan ahead when you need to feed 30 people (12 is close enough to 30, right?).

I remember spending hours last year making cakes for Passover Eve. My aunt, on the other hand, brought these coconut chocolate cups that took her 15 minutes to make and they were gone before I even had to chance to put mine on the table. I didn’t blame the guests, though. I was snacking on them myself before dinner even started.

Coconut Chocolate Cups (GF)Only 3 ingredients for the bottom
The crust is a simple mixture of coconut, sugar, and egg white—the latter of which is used to bind the whole thing together and keep it from falling apart. Spoon the mixture into mini muffin cups and press it down just as you would a tart crust. After baking and cooling down, the cups should release from the pan rather easily without crumbling, so don’t be nervous.

Only 3 ingredients for the filling
Make that 2 if you want to skip the maple syrup/honey. If you do, add an additional tablespoon of heavy cream.

Serve at room temperature to make sure the chocolate filling is soft and creamy, not hard.

Coconut Chocolate Cups (GF)

 

5.0 from 2 reviews

Coconut Chocolate Cups (GF)
Yields: 15 mini cups
 

Addictive mini coconut cups filled with chocolate ganache—made with only 6 ingredients!
Ingredients
Coconut Bottom:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (80 g) desiccated coconut
Chocolate Filling:
  • 170 g/7 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) heavy cream

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 100C/210F. Grease a mini muffin pan (about 15 tins/cups) well and set aside.
  2. To make the coconut bottom: In a medium bowl, mix egg whites, sugar, and coconut until well combined and moistened. Place about 1.5 tablespoons of the mixture into each mini muffin cup and press the bottom and sides using your fingers. Bake for 30 minutes until set. Let stand for 15 minutes on a wire rack, then release each cup gently from the pan (I use a knife to make this easier). They should come out rather easily and shouldn’t stick to the pan. If one falls apart, leave them in the pan a little longer to set more.
  3. To make the chocolate filling: Place chocolate, honey, and cream in a medium heat-proof bowl and set over a pot of simmering water at medium heat (the water should not touch the bowl). Stir occasionally until melted. Alternatively, you can melt the mixture in the microwave in 20 second-intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted and smooth.
  4. Divide chocolate mixture between coconut cups. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set. Before serving, bring to room temperature so that the chocolate filling is soft.
  5. Store cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

15 Comments on Coconut Chocolate Cups (GF)

  1. Lizzie
    March 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm (10 months ago)

    How utterly adorable these are, and Passover-perfect to boot! YAY for ease, taste and close-up cuteness.

    Reply
    • Shiran
      March 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks so much, Lizzie! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm (10 months ago)

    These little cups are so cute! Love how simple they are to make & how little ingredients they require. Xx

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    • Shiran
      March 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm (10 months ago)

      Thanks Thalia! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Rotem
    March 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm (10 months ago)

    Genius for passover! ( and in general 🙂 )

    Reply
    • Shiran
      March 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm (10 months ago)

      Yes, it is! Thanks Rotem! 🙂

      Reply
  4. Katharina
    March 17, 2016 at 11:54 am (10 months ago)

    I have a normal muffin pan (12 cups) and a mini muffin pan (24 cups). Which one do you advise to use?

    Reply
    • Shiran
      March 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm (10 months ago)

      The mini muffin pan would be perfect for this.

      Reply
  5. Tatiana
    March 17, 2016 at 5:01 pm (10 months ago)

    Is it possible to make this dairy free? Can the heavy cream be substituted with something else?

    Reply
    • Shiran
      March 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm (10 months ago)

      Hi Tatiana! You can use coconut milk or water instead of the heavy cream.

      Reply
  6. Whisking Mama
    March 25, 2016 at 10:03 am (10 months ago)

    I will be making ASAP!!!! looks too delicious and simple not to try!

    Reply
  7. Susanna
    April 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m in South America and good quality chocolate is quite expensive in the city where I’m living. The only chocolate I ever have on hand are semi-sweet chocolate chips. Do you think they will work the same? I would like to have your opinion before I make them.

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    • Shiran
      April 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm (10 months ago)

      Hi Susanna! Chocolate chips should work fine, but to make sure your ganache is soft enough, increase the amount of heavy cream to 1/2 cup, and remember to serve it in room temperature after it’s set.

      Reply
      • Susanna
        April 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm (10 months ago)

        Thank you!

        Reply

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