Coconut Dream Cups

This recipe was interesting–I have never had coconut butter before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to say that if you haven’t made these before, the recipe doesn’t fully explain how to make them properly and I made quite a few mistakes. So as I write how to make this, I will italicize my modifications to make your life easier if you choose to make these. Also, I felt the coconut butter to be too much, so I am going to make it with less for the future.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • 3½ tablespoons 100% dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powderIMG_2238
  • 2½ tablespoons coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ tablespoons raw honey
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Warm coconut butter in jar, in warm water until it is a fluid consistency.
  2. Add two teaspoons of coconut butter into six paper cup molds or silicone molds and refrigerate.IMG_2240
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water and stir in the cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla, honey and salt.
  4. Add one teaspoon of the chocolate on top of the chilled coconut butter and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
  5. Remove from fridge and add one more teaspoon of the chocolate and refrigerate until set.
  6. Top it with one teaspoon of coconut butter and refrigerate until set
  7. Garnish with coconut flakes and serve

Recipe makes 6 cups. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

I feel like this recipe is almost a Pinterest funny story, here is what their “after” picture looks like:

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Then there is my final product…um very different looking!:

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