Keto Chocolate Coconut Cups

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These 3 ingredient keto cups are an easy, homemade three ingredient healthy dessert or snack which is low carb, dairy free and gluten free. A guilt-free way to keep hunger at bay while satisfying the sweet tooth! 2 grams net carbs.

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Homemade Keto Cups

As a dark chocolate lover, these homemade keto chocolate coconut cups are my downfall. A keto candy I can enjoy anytime? You bet.

While I love me some bounty protein barshomemade mound bars, and even some chocolate coconut brownies, sometimes I want something a little more satisfying and candy-like!

It’s the best of both worlds, especially if you are a fan of flavors and textures- A delicious mix of dark, rich, and bitter chocolate coating. The coconut center is smooth, creamy, naturally sweet without being overpowering. 

Health food stores and grocery stores are filled with keto cups, but let’s face it- The price tag for a mere TWO cups cost the same as a jar of gourmet coconut butter or some quality baking chocolate. 

Who knew that you could make your own keto cups using just three ingredients? You do now! Not only that, it literally takes less than five minutes to make and is so much cheaper than anything store bought.

How to make keto cups

The Ingredients

  • Coconut Butter– For the creamy, coconut filling. Coconut butter is NOT the same as coconut oil- the coconut butter is smooth, creamy and naturally sweet.
  • Chocolate Chips– Stevia sweetened chocolate chips or you can also use a sugar free chocolate bar of choice. Just be sure whatever you use has no sugar and a very low net carb count. 
  • Coconut Oil– Mixed with the chocolate to make it easier to bite into once the chocolate has firmed up. 

The Instructions

These homemade 3 Ingredient keto chocolate coconut cups are fool-proof and require an easy, 5-step process– 

  1. Melt your chocolate
  2. Pour into muffin liners or silicone cups 
  3. Add in softened coconut butter
  4. Top with remaining chocolate
  5. Refrigerate until firm then enjoy! 

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Why use coconut butter? 

How do you enjoy chocolate without any sugar or sugar substitute? You rely on the natural sweetness of the other key ingredient- Coconut butter!

Coconut butter is a magical ingredient. I’m not going to lie, I used to use my container of coconut butter to dictate a room’s temperature. If the coconut butter was in a solid state, clearly the weather was on the cooler side.

If the coconut butter was easily spreadable and creamy, then we knew either the heater was on or we were in the middle of summer. 

Tips and Tricks

  • If you have a preferred chocolate bar, feel free to use that! You’d be surprised that some non-specific baking chocolate bars actually do melt really well. I’ve tried chocolate recipes before using Green and Blacks Dark 85% chocolate bars and Lindt 70% Dark chocolate
  • Coconut butter is smooth and creamy when in a warm temperature, around 20 degrees celsius (68F). If your coconut butter is solid, you can heat it up in the microwave or place the jar in a bowl of hot water. It should have a drippy consistency.
  •  Use silicone muffin cups or cupcake molds for easy removal. You won’t need to use muffin liners or muffin pans for them.
  • For mini keto cups, use a mini muffin tin or silicone mold. 

Keto Cup Flavor Variations

  • Coffee Keto Cups– Replace the coconut butter with almond butter, and add 1/8 teaspoon espresso powder to it. 
  • Hazelnut Butter Keto Cups– Fill the keto cups with homemade healthy Nutella
  • Almond butter Keto Cups– Make these almond butter cups. 
  • Unsweetened Keto Cups– Use a 100% unsweetened bar of chocolate for the chocolate coating. 

Storing and Freezing Keto Cups

  • To store: Chocolate keto cups can keep at room temperature in a sealable container. To keep them longer, store them in the refrigerator. They will keep well for up to 2 months.
  • To freeze: Store leftover coconut cups in a ziplock bag and keep in the freezer. They will freeze well for up to 6 months. 

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Keto Cups (3 Ingredients!)

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Homemade Keto Cups are an easy, homemade three ingredient healthy dessert that is low carb, dairy free and gluten free. A low carb way to keep hunger at bay- an EASY keto candy recipe!
Servings: 18 cups
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 5 mins

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Line a 18-count mini muffin tin with mini muffin liners and set aside. 
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stove top, melt your coconut oil with chocolate chips.
  • Moving quickly, coat the bottom and sides of the muffin liners with melted chocolate. Ensure a little is leftover to top with later. Place the chocolate coated muffin tins in the freezer to firm up. 
  • Once firm, drizzle the coconut butter amongst the cups. Top with the remaining chocolate and freeze until firm. 

Notes

* Any sugar free chocolate or chocolate chips will work
** Your coconut butter should be drippy and spoonable. If it is hard, you should either melt it or place the jar in hot water until smooth. 
3 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Coconut Cups should be kept frozen. For a smooth and creamy consistency, allow thawing slightly at room temperature. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSodium: 1mgFiber: 4gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. If these are fat bombs, aren’t most candy replicas sugar bombs? But in all seriousness, I definitely need a daily dose of healthy fats. And if it’s through chocolate, hey, I won’t complain!

    1. By my calculations, taking info from jar labels that I used they are FAT 6.3; PROTEIN 0.7; CARBS 1.7 That is for each fat bomb, and based on making 14 Fat Bombs.
      Hope that helps….

  2. Well, mine did not exactly turn out like your photo! How did you get yours to look like milk chocolate? Mine are very dark. However, they tase gorgeous and that is all that matters. I have made a couple of variations since. I bought Werthers Sugar Free caramels, halved them, and dropped a half in each mould to make chocolate eclairs. Not exactly paleo…but still sugar free. I also added a quarter of a cup of chopped brazils – very low carb – to another mix, and made copycat Fererro Rocher. Thanks for all your hard work with the recipes!

    1. Hi there, it depends on what type of cocoa powder you use, I used a standard Hershey’s one 🙂

  3. Question from a Keto group “True coconut butter or that butter flavored coconut oil.” I think true coconut butter (ground from coconut meat

  4. 5 stars
    These are DELICIOUS!!! First time I made them my husband said they were awesome, therefore this recipe is a keeper. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Anxious to try this recipe!! How would you substitute Navitas cacao powder or Hershey’s cocoa powder for the keto chocolate chips since you mentioned using Hershey’s in one of your comments? Would you add any extra coconut oil in with either powder? Thank you.