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Chocolate Coconut Cups

March 15, 2016

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 chocolate coconut 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!
Coconut Bottom:
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (80 g) unsweetened desiccated coconut
Chocolate Filling:
  • 170 g/7 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) heavy cream
  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.



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  • Reply
    March 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

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

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      March 18, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Lizzie! 🙂

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

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

    • Reply
      March 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks Thalia! 🙂

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    March 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Genius for passover! ( and in general 🙂 )

    • Reply
      March 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Yes, it is! Thanks Rotem! 🙂

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    Celeste | The Whole Serving
    March 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I love the simplicity of this delicious sweet treat.

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    March 17, 2016 at 11:54 am

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

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      March 18, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      The mini muffin pan would be perfect for this.

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    March 17, 2016 at 5:01 pm

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

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      March 18, 2016 at 5:17 pm

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

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    Whisking Mama
    March 25, 2016 at 10:03 am

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

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    April 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    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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      April 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      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.

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    April 8, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Hi! These look divine and am planning on making them for an upcoming event. Do you suggest sweetened or unsweetened coconut for the cups? Thanks for the beautiful recipes!

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      April 9, 2018 at 8:03 am

      Hi Katy, I use unsweetened desiccated coconut. Thank you so much!

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    April 7, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    I have lots of white chocolate, could I use that instead of the dark chocolate.

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    April 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    These look delicious. How fine was the coconut you used?

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