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Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups | browneyedbaker.com

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups

Easy homemade coconut cups made with dark chocolate - a perfect holiday or Valentine's treat.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 260 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream of coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 24 ounces dark chocolate finely chopped
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening or refined coconut oil


  1. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. Line a baking with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the vanilla and coconut extracts, cream of coconut and salt, and beat to combine. Slowly add the powdered sugar until it’s completely mixed in, then mix in the coconut; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate and shortening (or coconut oil) together in the microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, until completely melted, stirring after each.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or a couple of teaspoons, spoon melted chocolate into the bottom of each lined muffin cup.
  5. Use a heaping teaspoon to scoop out the coconut mixture and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Once finished, refrigerate both the muffin tins and the coconut patties for about 30 minutes.
  6. Place a coconut patty on top of each chocolate-lined muffin tin. Then use a scoop or spoon to add more melted chocolate on top and around each coconut patty. (If the melted chocolate firmed up, just pop it back into the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds to re-melt.)
  7. Refrigerate again for 30 minutes, until the chocolate is set. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cup

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.